Heritage Days

Orange Icon Lizard - Special Event Date(s): 01/13/2018 - 01/14/2018     Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Description:

Celebrate the heritage of the Superstition Mountains and Apacheland

The Superstition Mountain Museum’s annual two-day Superstition Mountain Heritage Days and Apacheland Reunion, a celebration of the history, lore and culture of the Superstition Mountains and Apacheland Movie Ranch is scheduled for 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Jan.13th and 14th, 2018.

Event Schedule

Day One, Saturday, Jan 13

9:30  Buffalo Soldiers Ladies and Gentlemen of the Regiment present the Colors Amphitheater
10:30 Paula Williamson, Championship Yodeler Amphitheater
11:00 Yellow Bird Dancers Amphitheater
12:00 Cowboy Steve – Rope Tricks Amphitheater
12:00 Bob Roloff, “The Arizona Dude” footprints ceremony Apacheland Barn
12:00 Stamp Mill Demo Stamp Mill
12:30 Paula Williamson, Championship Yodeler Amphitheater
01:00 Yellow Bird Dancers Amphitheater
01:00 Apacheland Reunion Q&A Elvis Chapel
2:00 Cowboy Steve – Rope Tricks Amphitheater
2:00 Stamp Mill Demo Stamp Mill
All Day Saturday:

Apacheland Reunion/Book Signings featuring Michael Dante, Charlie LeSueur, Ron Nix,  Bob Roloff, Hank Sheffer in the Apacheland Barn

Big Trains running from 9-2

Ron Houser Wandering Minstrel from 10-2

Jon the Cowboy Blacksmith in the Blacksmith Shop

Teton Ken, aka “the Dutchman”

Digger the Donkey  and Wanda from 9-1

Metates and Gold Panning

Ermal Williamson as John Wayne

 

Day 2, Sunday, Jan 14

 9:30  Lee Anderson talks about “Cowboy Clothing and Gear” Elvis Chapel
10:00 Pat Boilesen sings Western movie themes, and songs of Patsy Montana and Marty Robbins Elvis Chapel
10:30 Paula Williamson, Championship Yodeler Amphitheater
11:00 Yellow Bird Dancers Amphitheater
11:00 Lee Anderson talks about “Origins of the Hollywood Cowboy” Elvis Chapel
12:00 Cowboy Steve – Rope Tricks Amphitheater
12:00 Stamp Mill Demo Stamp Mill
12:00 Pat Boilesen sings Western movie themes, and songs of Patsy Montana and Marty Robbins Elvis Chapel
12:30 Paula Williamson, Championship Yodeler Amphitheater
 1:00 Yellow Bird Dancers Amphitheater
 1:00 Lee Anderson talks about “Cowboys and Their Horses” Elvis Chapel
2:00 Cowboy Steve – Rope Tricks Amphitheater
2:00 Stamp Mill Demo Stamp Mill
2:00 Pat Boilesen sings Western movie themes, and songs of Patsy Montana and Marty Robbins Elvis Chapel
3:00 Lee Anderson talks about “Cowboys and Their Firearms” Elvis Chapel
All Day Sunday:

Apacheland Reunion/Book Signings featuring Michael Dante, Charlie LeSueur, Hank Sheffer, in the Apacheland Barn

Big Trains running from 9-2

Roger Degner in the Blacksmith Shop

Teton Ken, aka “the Dutchman”

Metates and Gold Panning

Ermal Williamson as John Wayne

This is our annual fund-raiser, with the admissions charges going towards the upkeep and management of the Museum. Admission to the event is $5 per person; children 10 years of age and under will be admitted free.


Entertainment will be headlined by the world famous Yellow Bird Indian Dancers performing twice daily.

Internationally-renowned “Yellow Bird Productions” comprises members of the Duncan family based here in the Valley. At this museum event, they will be performing a repertoire of authentic Native American dances which are both colorful and educational. The dances are enhanced by commentaries.

John Wayne impersonator Ermal Williamson & wife Paula, the Champion YodelerThe Arizona Buffalo Soldiers – Ladies and Gentlemen of the Regiment will present colors on Saturday, January 13th.

John Wayne Impersonator Ermal Williamson and Champion Yodeler Paula Williamson will also be highlights of the two-day event, performing twice daily.

Steve Cassat, known as “Cowboy Steve” will perform rope tricks and lariat feats.

Visitors can tour the historic Audie Murphy barn and the Elvis Chapel, the last remaining structures from Apacheland. Apacheland alumni Michael Dante, Charlie LeSueur, Ron Nix, Bob Roloff, and Hank Sheffer will be on hand all weekend to sign their books and tell tales of the old days at the Apacheland movie ranch.

On Saturday at 12:00, Ron Nix will be hosting a special ceremony in the Barn where Bob Roloff, “the Arizona Dude”, will put his footprints in concrete, to be displayed in the barn with those of the other cowboys.

On Saturday at 1:00, the Apacheland cowboys will participate in a Question and Answer session in the Elvis Chapel.

On Sunday, Lee Anderson, renowned cowboy historian, will give a series a four presentations in the Chapel on cowboys and their history.

Also on Sunday, singer/songwriter Pat Boilesen, will make several appearances in the chapel singing television Western theme songs and songs by Marty Robbins and Patsy Montana.

Teton Ken and (Daisy the Donkey) Friend

Teton Ken, portraying the Dutchman, will be spinning tales of the Lost Dutchman Mine and demonstrating how to pan for gold.

The Stamp Mill will be running at 11:00, and the Big Trains will run all day.

A number of Native American artists and Western vendors will offer merchandise for sale. Food will be available on the grounds.


Artist & Crafter Vendor Application Forms (for 2018 Heritage Days)

Application forms for Artist & Crafter space at this event is available online (below), and are also available in our Museum Store.
2018 Heritage Days - Vendor Application Form (.pdf, 625kb)2018 Heritage Days – Vendor Application Form (.pdf, 625kb)


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