Summer Hours at Riordan Mansion








Summer Hours at Riordan Mansion

The park is open 9:30 AM –5:00 PM with tours on the hour. First tour at 10:00 AM and the last tour at 4:00 PM. Open seven days a week.

Call for reservations:  928.779.4395

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May Lectures at Riordan Mansion


Saturday, May 9
7:00 p.m. — 8:00 p.m.
Lecture – Fort Tuthill’s Role in Arizona’s Military History
The story of Flagstaff’s military history and its association with the 158th Infantry Regiment can be traced from the units organization in 1865 as the 1st Regiment Arizona Volunteers through Afghanistan service of 1st Battalion 158th Infantry in 2007-08 and deployment of smaller units until June 2013. The regiment became best known in WWII as the infantry component of the 158th Infantry Regimental Combat Team “Bushmasters.” The history of this famous regiment and the role Fort Tuthill played in that history will be discussed by Jim Warbasse, a former member of the regiment and Grandson of General Tuthill.

Monday, May 11
12:15 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Brown Bag Lecture — The Man in the Woods
Celebrating the poetry of Michael Riordan in the month of his birth. A Riordan Readings Special Edition. Please join us for a reading of selected poems from Michael’s pen, including works expressing his relationship with nature, art, and his faith. Shared by Riordan Mansion volunteers Rosemary Gray, Maryanne Larson, Charlotte Madden, and Richard Patton.

Lectures are held in the Visitors Center at Riordan Mansion.


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Arizona Gives Day — a big success!

The Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits has announced the final numbers and prize winners of the most successful Arizona Gives Day event to date — and we were on the leader board for the third year in a row! 128 people made donations totaling $6,475. We also won a Power Hour prize of $5,000 for the organization with the most gifts of $100 or more between 6:00 and 7:00 AM. Thanks to the 14 early birds that made this happen!

The Northern Arizona Pioneers’ Historical Society raised $11,475 in one day for our favorite historic sites:

The Pioneer Museum
The primary goal at the Pioneer Museum is to reconstruct and restore the 1890s cabin from the Gregg farm that was located in the present Cheshire neighborhood. Once rebuilt on the grounds of the Pioneer Museum, the structure will be used to interpret the history of Northern Arizona and serve as a classroom for visiting school groups. Arizona Gives Day in 2013 and 2014 helped build the foundation and raise the roof. The designated gifts totaled $3335 to Pioneer Museum on Arizona Gives Day!

Riordan Mansion
This beautiful Arts and Crafts style home was built in 1904 and has a slate of preservation and maintenance needs. Top three priorities: 1) Bury the electrical lines that are currently overhead, forcing removal of historic trees; 2) Replace porch decking which has become hazardous and 3) Increase security through additional lighting. $2645 was designated to Riordan Mansion on Arizona Gives Day!

USFS Experimental Forest Station in Fort Valley — the first United States Forest Service research station in the country (1908). The most immediate needs for this site are insulation for the office building, funds to develop a children’s wildflower walk, security camera, and funds for digitizing archives. Friends of Fort Valley have rallied around this site to provide support and have joined the NAPHS family of history stewards to serve as the fiscal agent for their funds. $495 was dedicated to this site on Arizona Gives Day!

The $5000 prize will be dispersed to the historic sites according to the Power Hour gift designations.

The Northern Arizona Pioneers’ Historical Society is a 501(c)3 organization with a long history of support for the Arizona Historical Society — Pioneer Museum, and also serves as the fiscal agent for the Riordan Action Network and the Friends of Fort Valley.


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April Evening Lecture

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April 18, 2015 • Evening Slide Presentation Series • 7:00 pm • Free!
An Evening with Doris Martin, Holocaust Survivor
Holocaust survivor, Doris Martin, author of the book Kiss Every Step recounts her miraculous survival during Nazi occupation. The German army swept into Poland on September 1, 1939, and four days later into Dora Szpringer’s home town of Bendzin. To begin their reign of terror, the Nazis burned down Bendzin’s beautiful synagogue with some 200 helpless Jews inside. Most Jewish families in Bendzin, and rest of Poland were completely wiped out by the Holocaust. The Szpringers were just an ordinary middle-class family, but through many incredible strokes of luck, or perhaps miracles, all seven of them survived. For an entire Jewish family in Poland to survive the Holocaust is amazing. What is more remarkable is how they survived. This is their story. Martin will also be selling and signing her book after the program.

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April Brown Bag Lecture

April 13, 2015 • Brown Bag Lecture • 12:15 pm • Free!
Gunnar Widforss: A Swedish Artist in the Arizona Desert
Presented by Alan Petersen, Curator of Fine Arts, MNA
Through the Roaring Twenties and first half of the Great Depression, the Swedish-born landscape watercolorist Gunnar Widforss (1879 – 1934) focused his discerning eye and passionate energy on the national parks of the American West. Partly because of his untimely death at age 55, and partly due to the rise of abstraction after World War I consigned many prewar landscapists to obscurity, Widforss’ oeuvre is now known only to a small number of dedicated collectors, the descendants of his family and friends, and those who discover his gem-like pictures when they visit the parks he depicted. Widforss spent much of his time between 1923 and 1934 in Arizona and this talk will focus on this period of his life and work.

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Arizona Gives Day 2015

2015 AZ-Gives-Day-FB-Cover-Photo_PARTICIPATING_InverseDonations are still coming in to show support of Flagstaff’s beautiful Riordan Mansion. We earned nearly $3000 in one day! You can still make a donation by clicking on the banner above. Thank you for your support!


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March Brown Bag Lecture

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St. Patrick’s Celebration

2015 St. Pats No Dancers

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