Posts made in July, 2013

Final Events for Journey Stories in Winslow

Posted by on Jul 26, 2013 in News | 0 comments

Final Events for Journey Stories in Winslow

The Old Trails Museum and Homolovi State Park are hosting the final week’s events for the Journey Stories tour stop in Winslow. The last presentation in the museum’s Journeys to Winslow Speaker Series will take place at La Posada Hotel on Thursday, August 1, and Homolovi State Park hosts its annual Suvoyuki Day on Saturday, August 3. The Old Trails Museum will conclude this wonderful community project with the Journey Stories Closing Event on Sunday, August 4, at La Posada. This event, which will be the last chance to see the Smithsonian’s Journey Stories exhibition in Winslow, will include a performance by the Hopi Dancers and a free Journey Stories in Arizona postcard set for every attendee. Dr. Karen J. Leong will present “Japanese American Internment in Arizona” at La Posada on Thursday, August 1, at 7 pm. After the outbreak of World War II, all persons of Japanese descent residing in the western states were removed from their homes and relocated. This visual presentation explores the reasons for internment, the impact upon Japanese Americans, and the unique circumstances that divided the Japanese American community in Arizona. The talk also explores everyday life in the camps, and touches upon the American Indian communities who served as unwilling hosts, including the nearby community of Leupp. Dr. Leong is Director of the Asian Pacific American Studies Program and an associate professor of Women and Gender Studies and Asian Pacific American Studies at Arizona State University. She received her doctorate in US History from the University of California, Berkeley. Her own research focuses on the intersections of gender, race, and culture in U.S. History. Dr. Leong is co-coordinator of the Japanese Americans in Arizona Oral History Project and is currently writing a book for that project. This year, Homolovi State Park’s annual Suvoyuki Day is part of the closing events for Journey Stories in Winslow. “Suvoyuki” means to accomplish work through a joint effort, and Suvoyuki Day is an open house that celebrates the partners who have helped protect Homolovi’s archaeological and cultural sites. Come to the park on Saturday, August 3, from 8 am to 3 pm to explore the history, language, lifestyle, celebrations, and cultural perspectives of the Hopi Tribe. Starting with the opening of the corn roasting pit at 8 am, the day’s activities will include special archaeological site tours at 9 am, 11 am, and 1 pm; cultural artists and demonstrators presenting their work throughout the day; and the Homolovi Dancers performing two social dances. For more information, call Homolovi State Park at 928-289-4106. Join the Old Trails Museum for the Journey Stories Closing Event from 2 to 4 pm on Sunday, August 4, at La Posada. The Winslow Harvey Girls will serve as greeters, and the Hopi Dancers will perform from 3 to 4 pm on the hotel’s South Lawn. The closing event will be the last chance to see Journey Stories in Winslow before it moves on to five other rural Arizona communities through April 2014. The museum’s companion exhibit, Journeys to Winslow, which explores the city’s many historical connections to Journey Stories, will also be on display. Every attendee at the event will receive a free Journey Stories in Arizona postcard set, developed by the Arizona Humanities Council to commemorate their statewide tour of this traveling Smithsonian exhibition. Follow this “News” feed  and “like” the Old Trails Museum on Facebook for the latest details on all Journeys to Winslow exhibits and programs. Journey Stories has been made possible in Winslow by the Arizona Humanities Council. Journey Stories is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration...

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Journey Stories Speaker & Fly-In Celebrate Airport

Posted by on Jul 19, 2013 in News | 0 comments

Journey Stories Speaker & Fly-In Celebrate Airport

The Old Trails Museum continues its Journeys to Winslow Speaker Series at La Posada Hotel on Thursday, July 25, at 7 pm, with the free presentation of “Coast to Coast in 48 Hours! Winslow and America’s First Transcontinental Airline Service.” In addition, the Winslow Airport Commission, Winslow Rotary Club, and Wiseman Aviation will host the Journeys to Winslow Fly-In the following Saturday, July 27, from 9 am to 5 pm at the Winslow-Lindbergh Regional Airport. Both programs celebrate the city’s historic airport as part of Winslow’s tour stop for the Smithsonian’s Journey Stories exhibition. Erik Berg’s “Coast to Coast in 48 Hours!” presentation explores Winslow’s pioneering role in passenger air travel using rarely-seen historic photographs and movie clips. In 1928, aviators Charles Lindbergh and Amelia Earhart joined businessmen Clement Keys and Paul Henderson in establishing Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT). As one of twelve key stops on TAT’s cross-country “Lindbergh Line” from New York to Los Angeles, Winslow boasted one of the West’s most advanced airports and a steady stream of famous and wealthy passengers. Winslow was involved in several significant events before TAT became Trans World Airlines in 1930, including the tragic crash of the City of San Francisco on Mount Taylor, the pioneering use of aircraft for archaeological research, and the little-known flying monkey publicity stunt. Raised in Flagstaff and based in Phoenix, Berg is an award-winning historian and writer with a special interest in early 20th-century science and technology in the southwestern United States. His work on Lindbergh and aviation in the Southwest has appeared in Arizona Highways, the Journal of Arizona History, and the book, Arizona Goes to War: The Home Front and the Front Lines during World War II. Both pilots and the general public are invited to the free Journeys to Winslow Fly-In on Saturday, July 27, at the Winslow-Lindbergh Regional Airport. The day begins with the Winslow Rotary Club’s Pancake Breakfast in the airport hangar from 9 to 11 am ($5/person), and additional food vendors will serve until 5 pm. The Just Cruis’n Car Club is hosting a “Show-and-Shine” all day in the airport parking lot, with a 1940 Seagraves Fire Truck and other classic vehicles on display. Shuttles will be available every half-hour from 9 am to 3 pm to take attendees to La Posada to view the Smithsonian’s Journey Stories and Old Trails Museum’s Journeys to Winslow exhibits. There will also be historical displays in the airport hangar all day, including an exhibit by the Old Trails Museum on Winslow airport history and a display by the Cibola Historical Society from Grants, New Mexico, on the Mount Taylor air disaster. Erik Berg will be on hand to discuss his research on aviation in the Southwest, and Robert F. Kirk will discuss his new book, Flying the Lindbergh Line: Then and Now. Wiseman Aviation, the US Forest Service, and Guardian Air will also have material on display, informing the public about the Winslow-Lindbergh Regional Airport’s current activities. Follow this “News” feed  and “like” the Old Trails Museum on Facebook for the latest details on all Journeys to Winslow exhibits and programs. Journey Stories has been made possible in Winslow by the Arizona Humanities Council. Journey Stories is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and State Humanities Councils nationwide. Support for Museum on Main Street has been provided by the United States...

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Journey Stories Talk on July 18 Features Harvey Girls

Posted by on Jul 12, 2013 in News | 0 comments

Journey Stories Talk on July 18 Features Harvey Girls

Join the Old Trails Museum at La Posada Hotel this Thursday, July 18, at 7 pm for the next free presentation in its Journeys to Winslow Speaker Series. Museum Director Ann-Mary Lutzick will present “The Harvey Girls of the Southwest” as part of Winslow’s tour stop for the Smithsonian’s Journey Stories exhibition, on display at La Posada through August 4. The Winslow Harvey Girls will also present their Harvey House Trunk Show starting at 6 pm, and the museum’s Journeys to Winslow exhibit is also on display. The “Fred Harvey” company operated its exceptional chain of restaurants and hotels along the Santa Fe Railway from 1876 through the 1960s. Among its many innovations was the employment of over 100,000 “Harvey Girl” waitresses: single women from the East Coast and Midwest who chose to leave their families, commit to terms of service, and adhere to strict lifestyle requirements. This visual presentation will explore the creation of the Harvey Girls, their life and work at the Harvey Houses and grand hotels in the Southwest, and their impact on the roles of women in the national workforce and in the popular culture of the American West. Ann-Mary Lutzick has been the Director of the Old Trails Museum in Winslow since 2010. She earned a Public History MA from Arizona State University and worked for the Arizona Humanities Council (AHC) before moving to Winslow in 2008. She met her husband, artist Daniel Lutzick, while coordinating AHC’s statewide tour of the Smithsonian’s Between Fences exhibition, which was on display at his Snowdrift Art Space in the summer of 2008. Lutzick has been a member of AHC’s Road Scholars Speakers Bureau since 2009, traveling around Arizona and presenting on Fred Harvey-related topics. The Winslow Harvey Girls will also have their popular Harvey House Trunk Show on display starting at 6 pm. The Winslow Harvey Girls are a dedicated group of volunteers committed to preserving the history of the Santa Fe, Fred Harvey, the Harvey Girls, La Posada Hotel, and Mary Jane Colter, the hotel’s architect. Their trunk show features original china used in the dining cars and Harvey Houses along the Santa Fe line, including some original Mimbrenoware designed by Colter. Follow this “News” feed  and “like” the Old Trails Museum on Facebook for the latest details on all Journeys to Winslow exhibits and programs. Journey Stories has been made possible in Winslow by the Arizona Humanities Council. Journey Stories is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and State Humanities Councils nationwide. Support for Museum on Main Street has been provided by the United States Congress....

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OTM Featured in Smithsonian Video

Posted by on Jul 12, 2013 in News | 0 comments

OTM Featured in Smithsonian Video

The Old Trails Museum is featured in this terrific video produced by Tiffany Ruhl for the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street division: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYY0lqV_x4g&feature=youtu.be. Tiffany taught folks from each of Arizona’s host sites how to set up the Smithsonian’s Journey Stories traveling exhibition at the Installation Workshop, held on June 19 at La Posada Hotel in Winslow, the first stop on the Arizona Humanities Council’s statewide tour. Both Journey Stories and the museum’s companion exhibit, Journeys to Winslow, will be up through August 4, so come see them soon! Follow this “News” feed  and “like” the Old Trails Museum on Facebook for the latest details on all Journeys to Winslow exhibits and programs. Journey Stories has been made possible in Winslow by the Arizona Humanities Council. Journey Stories is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and State Humanities Councils nationwide. Support for Museum on Main Street has been provided by the United States...

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Journey Stories Speaker Series Continues on July 11

Posted by on Jul 4, 2013 in News | 0 comments

Journey Stories Speaker Series Continues on July 11

Join the Old Trails Museum at La Posada Hotel this Thursday, July 11, at 7 pm for the next free presentation in its Journeys to Winslow Speaker Series. Dr. Evangeline Parsons Yazzie will present “The Long Walk of the Navajo People, 1864-1868” as part of Winslow’s tour stop for the Smithsonian’s Journey Stories exhibition, on display at La Posada through August 4, 2013. The Winslow Harvey Girls will serve as greeters, and the Old Trails Museum’s companion exhibit, Journeys to Winslow, is also on display. The presentation will explore the Long Walk, which the Navajo people refer to as Hweeldi. Starting in 1864, the Navajo people were forced to walk over 450 miles to Fort Sumner in eastern New Mexico. Events surrounding the Long Walk have been collected and recorded by many non-Navajo authors in historical literature that excludes the Navajo perspective. Many Navajo elders refer to Hweeldi as if it was the beginning of time, and their version of this unfortunate event has remained mostly as oral history. The recollection of many Navajo elders has been preserved in this presentation as a way to acknowledge the Navajo perspective. Dr. Evangeline Parsons Yazzie is a Professor of Navajo at NAU. A Navajo woman from the small community of Hardrock on the Navajo Reservation, Dr. Yazzie teaches and writes on behalf of elders as a way to acknowledge and honor her parents for their gift of language, culture-knowledge, and teachings. She is the award-winning author of a bilingual children’s book and co-authored a Navajo language textbook for high school and college students. Also happening this week in conjunction with Journey Stories is the Winslow Arts Council’s Western Art Show. Come to the Arizona 66 Trading Company at 101 East Second Street from 10 am to 4 pm this Saturday, July 13, to see work by artists including Elizabeth Hardy (handmade jewelry), Gregory and Sheila Long (high-end Navajo art and jewelry), Larry Melendez (traditional Hopi Kachinas), Dale Patton (hand-crafted wood toys), and Gwen Setella (traditional, dung-fired Hopi ceramics). There is no entrance fee, though many pieces will be available for sale. Call 928-289-1100 for more information. Follow this “News” feed  and “like” the Old Trails Museum on Facebook for the latest details on all Journeys to Winslow exhibits and programs. Journey Stories has been made possible in Winslow by the Arizona Humanities Council. Journey Stories is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and State Humanities Councils nationwide. Support for Museum on Main Street has been provided by the United States...

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