The Museum of Northern Arizona, located in Flagstaff Arizona, hosts a series of heritage programs that are designed to stir a feeling of affection and accountability for the Colorado Plateau's exquisiteness. It encourages collections, studies, interpretations, and preservations, even by locals, and the sharing of these with tourist from across the planet.
Organization: Museum of Northern Arizona
Dates: 05/25/2013 - 05/26/2013 update info
Time: 9:00:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
Event Cost: varies
Venue: Museum of Northern Arizona in Flagstaff,AZ
Contact: Museum of Northern Arizona
In partnership with the A:shiwi A:wan Museum and Heritage Center, a celebration of the Zuni way of life and Zuni expressions of creativity returns after a four year hiatus. The A:shiwi people will share Zuni language, lifeways, and traditional dances and flute playing. Prepare to be amazed and inspired by weavers, inlay jewelers, fetish carvers, and painters. See exotic stone, shell, and antler being carved into Zuni animal fetishes of the six directions. Learn about the shaping, forming, and painting of traditional Zuni pottery.
- Annual festivals also celebrate the Hopi, Navajo, Zuni, and Hispanic heritage of the area and Four Corners region.
- Festival dates vary. Check out the calendar for upcoming events
- History and fun - all in one!
Overview: Through varied local studies, research, collections, preservations and interpretations, Flagstaff's Museum of Northern Arizona has established programs to deal with the area's heritage. This heritage includes not only history, but cultural and even natural accounts of the Colorado Plateau. Visitors are rewarded with warmth and the need to be held responsible for the region, as well as enjoy the history that it so loves to share.
Where: Museum of Northern Arizona in Flagstaff AZ
When: The Museum is open daily from 9am to 5pm. Programs vary throughout the year. Most cultural festivals and events take place May to September
Cost: Event admissions vary. Museum admission range from $6 to $10 by age.
Details: The original programs began in 1928, focusing on research, collections, education, conservation and a sense of place. The museum hopes to develop/diffuse appreciation and knowledge and collect/preserve both scientific/artistic artifacts, as well as protecting prehistoric/historic sites, artwork, scenic locations, local plant life and wildlife. It also aimed to continue the maintenance of the museum by providing Flagstaff with research facilities, as well presenting an enjoying environment for all.
The museum covers some two hundred acres of campus and forest land, drawing attention from all age groups, both from within and outside the institution. It contains over 5 million native treasures, pieces of fine art and naturally occurring scientific specimens, spread between fifty two buildings.
Festivals, arts academy courses, a charter school, elderly appreciation, field trip, discovery, historical retreat and field programs are amongst its selections.These also include varied tours for the general public and schools. Annual festivals also celebrate the Hopi, Navajo, Zuni, and Hispanic heritage of the area and Four Corners region.