Join us on any or all of six Thursday nights this summer to take part in engaging conversations about The Fred Harvey Company, the Harvey Girls, and Arizona history. Each event will host a different speaker and topic on Arizona. $10 non-members; members free. Cash bar available for those age 21 and older. In the Crossroads/Dennis Lyon Family Gallery. Purchase tickets here.
We have a wonderful list of authors and historians already scheduled and will be finalizing details for the remainder of our series soon:
Diana Pardue and Kathy Howard–curators of Over the Edge: Fred Harvey at the Grand Canyon and in the Great Southwest and authors of a book by the same name–talk about recent efforts to track down a Fred Harvey Detour Car. One of the places they searched was Bearizona, south of Williams, Arizona, where they were told they would find old Harveycars used as shelters for the bears.
Betsy Fahlman, Arizona State University art history professor, presents a lively history of architect Mary Jane Colter’s impact around Arizona.
Join “hip historian” Marshall Shore as he takes on the question, “Does Arizona Have a Design Aesthetic Worth Remembering?” Shore will offer insights on three iconic Valley designers: Lloyd Kiva New, Charles Harrison and Glen Guyett.
Speakers for July 14, Aug. 11 and 25 will be announced soon!