Superstition Mountain Museum announces 2020 free lecture series schedule

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The Superstition Mountain Museum will again be hosting a free weekly lecture series entitled “Legends and Lore of the Superstitions and More” in the museum’s amphitheater at 4087 N. Apache Trail during January, February, March and April.

The lectures begin at 2 p.m. and run about one hour. Attendees should bring a lawn chair or cushion to sit on, according to a release.

Prior to each lecture there will a free ore stamp mill demonstration on the museum grounds from 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.

As a self-supporting non-profit organization, the museum relies on funds generated by gift shop sales and our events and fundraisers.

As one of the fundraisers, at each week’s lecture, attendees will be given the chance to participate in a 50/50 raffle. The winner will be drawn at the conclusion of each lecture and winners do not have to be present at the drawings to collect their prizes.

The museum also holds two season-long raffles with this year’s prizes being a $10 American gold coin (1/4 gold) and a $1 silver coin.

The 2020 lectures are:

  • Jan. 9: Hank Sheffer, "The History of Apacheland Movie Ranch."
  • Jan. 16: Larry Hedrick, "Jacob Waltz: The Early Years."
  • Jan. 23: John Jay Pelletier, "Close Calls with Death – Why Am I Still Alive?"
  • Jan. 30: Teton Ken, "The Lost Dutchman and His Mine."
  • Feb. 6: Kurt Cavano, "Four Peaks Amethyst Mine (and Amethyst Trunk Sale)."
  • Feb. 13: Laura Tohe, "From ‘Chief’ to Code Talker: Four Profiles of the Navajo Code Talkers."
  • Feb. 20: Greg McNamee, "Arizona for Newcomers."
  • Feb. 2: Steve Renzi, "Arizona’s Great Escape."
  • March 5: U.S. Forest Service, "Fires in the Superstitions."
  • March 12: Porfirio and Juana Gutierrez. "Natural Dyes in Zapotec Weaving Traditions."
  • March 19: Carrie Cannon, "For the Love of Turquoise."
  • March 26: Jan Cleere, "Nevertheless, She Persisted! Women Who Made a Difference on the Arizona Frontier."
  • April 2: Simone Netherlands, "The Preservation of the Salt River Horses."
  • April 9: Steve Holmquist, "A Musical Celebration of Arizona."

For more information, go to superstitionmountainmuseum.org.

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