April Evening Lecture

2015 lecture kiss every step

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

2015 March BB

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St. Patrick’s Celebration

2015 St. Pats No Dancers

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March Evening Lecture

2015 March EL

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2015 Volunteer Training

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February Lectures

Feb 9, 2015 • Brown Bag Lecture • 12:15 pm • Free!Boot and Burgers

Boots & Burgers: An Arizona Handbook for Hungry Hikers presented by Roger Naylor
Finally, a fun and exciting hiking book! Everyone in Arizona lives within 15 minutes of a trail (and everyone eats) so Roger Naylor leads the way to beautiful hikes and incredible bites. Walk off some calories and put them back on! A humor and travel writer, Roger highlights his favorite trails all over Arizona, featuring Monument Valley, Grand Canyon, Flagstaff, Sedona, Prescott, the Phoenix area, Tucson and the southern deserts, the forests of the White Mountains, and Arizona’s “West Coast.” Each trail is followed up by a nearby mom and pop eatery. Pass the mustard!

This book is a love letter to Arizona and a departure from the typical dry hiking book. Experience in full color the beauty and wonder of Arizona in over 170 stunning photographs. Featuring: 37 trails, 38 eateries, trail guides, maps, fascinating fun facts, attractions along the way, and … fruit burritos.

Roger Naylor is a Southwest travel writer, humorist, and author of Arizona Kicks on Route 66 and Death Valley: Hottest Place on Earth. His work has appeared in Arizona Republic, USA Today, Go Escape, Arizona Highways, and Route 66 Magazine. He is also a senior writer for The Bob and Tom Show. Roger lives in Cottonwood, Arizona.

Feb 28, 2015 • Evening Slide Presentation Series • 7:00 pm • Free!

The First One Hundred Grand Canyon River Runners  presented by Tom Martin, Author
Grand Canyon author Tom Martin will present a behind the scenes look at Otis “Dock” Marston’s book From Powell to Power: A Recounting of the First One Hundred River Runners Through Grand Canyon. Dock Marston thought his recounting would take six months to write in 1947 and soon realized what had been previously written was woefully incorrect and incomplete. Over the next thirty years, Dock amassed a huge collection of first-person accounts of these river runners, from James White on a log raft in 1867 to the first powerboat runs of 1949 through 1951. Tom Martin will touch on who Dock Marston was, and look at some of the highlights of Marston’s recounting.


Lectures are free but an RSVP is recommended and appreciated. Call 928.779.4395

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