The exciting prize for this year’s season long fundraising raffle is an exquisite coral and silver necklace and earring set handmade by renowned Native American master silversmith Tommy Jackson.
The museum’s fundraising raffle will be kicked off on Nov. 19, 2016 at the SMM Model Railroad Dedication event and run through the season until a winning ticket is drawn at the Lecture Series’ finale
on Thursday, April 6, 2017. Tickets are $1.00 a piece or six for $5 and can be purchased in the museum Gift Shop. The retail price of this set is more than $600. It can be yours or a gift for the lady of your choice.
- According to Navajo oral tradition, two holy people, Spider Woman and Spider Man, introduced weaving to the Navajo. Spider Man constructed the first loom, which was composed of sunshine, lightning, …Read more »
- Our Thursday lecture this week will be presented by Author and Lecturer Jack San Felice, who will be talking about stagecoach robberies in the Old West and Arizona Territory. The …Read more »
Our new Event Booklet (below left) and the Museum Grounds Tourguide (below right) are now both available online, or you can ask for the printed versions when visiting the Museum Store.
|2016-2017 Event Booklet||Museum Grounds Tourguide (.pdf, 417kb)|
About the Superstition Area
Perhaps nowhere in the entire United States is there an area full of legend, history and intrigue as the rugged 160,000 acre Superstition Mountain range in the Tonto National Forest in Central Arizona. Archeological evidence indicates people were here some 9000 years ago. Later inhabitants included the Salado, Hohokam and Apache Indians, followed by Spanish explorers and Mexican Gold Miners. Early American trappers and adventurers migrated to the area and were soon followed by cattlemen and farmers. Eventually, the U.S. Cavalry was sent in to establish forts to protect this rapidly growing population. As modern times approached, men and women began searching for what they believed was the richest gold mine in the world.
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