Date(s): 03/21/2019 Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The March 21st lecture will be on “Southwest Rock Art” by David Morris
On Thursday, March 21st, at 2:00, in the twelfth of this season’s weekly lectures, ethnobotanist David Morris will be talking about southwestern rock art.
Petroglyphs are ancient designs carved into stone and a mysterious legacy left by Native American cultures. Ancient cultures such as the Hohokam and Anasazi created these designs to tell of good and bad fortune, hopes, and survival in the prehistoric world. David Morris is an ethnobotanist and a member of the Choktaw tribe of Oklahoma. He has lived in Southern Arizona for more than 40 years and his areas of expertise are the plants of the desert and ancient rock art. He holds a degree in Plant Science from Northern Arizona University and is retired from the Pueblo Grande Museum in Phoenix. David works with the Arizona Site Stewards, Friends of the Sonoran Desert National Monument, and Boyce Thompson Arboretum where he teaches programs on desert environment, native archaeology and cultures of the Southwest. He is himself an artist and his deep interest in Native American tradition is also expressed in his artwork. With deep respect, he uses hand tools, mineral pigments and yucca paint brushes to create his own petroglyph-rock art and hand painted gourds.
Don’t miss this presentation!
The lecture begins at 2:00, this Thursday, February 7th. Before you find your seat, go see the Big Trains, which will be running every Lecture Thursday from 10 to 2, and the Stamp Mill will run at 1:00 every week.
Bring your lawn chairs, as seating for this event fills up fast. While you are waiting for the lecture to begin, you can buy a delicious hot dog or tamale from Pat the Hot Dog Lady. Coffee and cookies will be available for purchase with all proceeds going to the museum for continuing education programs.
• Don’t forget a hat and sunscreen.
• Please, no smoking on the property.
• Please put your cell phone on vibrate during the lecture or turn it off.
Buy a raffle ticket! As a Self-supporting organization that receives no federal, state, or local funding, we rely on revenues generated by our gift shops, events, and fundraisers. As one of our fundraisers, at each week’s lecture we hold a 50/50 raffle, with half the cash collected going to the lucky winner. Second prize is an item from our gift shop, usually something that is related to the lecture topic for the day. Raffle tickets are priced at 1 for $1, or 6 for $5. Winning tickets are drawn from tickets sold that day. Winner must be present to win.
The season-long raffle is a 50/50 drawing, with tickets selling for $5.00 each. At the season-finale musical concert, the winning tickets will win half of the cash this raffle has collected. The winner need not be present to win.