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Virtual speaker traces Percival Lowell’s footsteps

Surprise Arts and Cultural Advisory Commission partners with Arizona Humanities

Posted 5/31/21

Experience stories of Arizona history and culture at a speaker event presented by the Surprise Arts and Cultural Advisory Commission in partnership with Arizona Humanities.

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ENTERTAINMENT

Virtual speaker traces Percival Lowell’s footsteps

Surprise Arts and Cultural Advisory Commission partners with Arizona Humanities

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Experience stories of Arizona history and culture at a speaker event presented by the Surprise Arts and Cultural Advisory Commission in partnership with Arizona Humanities.

A local expert from Arizona Humanities’ AZ Speaks program will present on the following topic from 11 a.m. until noon Tuesday, June 8, “The 1894 Lowell Expedition to Arizona,” with speaker Kevin Schindler.

This presentation tells the story of an Easterner named Andrew Douglass who explored Arizona Territory in 1894 in search of an ideal site to establish an astronomical observatory for Bostonian Percival Lowell.

Traveling by train and stagecoach, he visited Tombstone, Tucson, Tempe, Prescott and Flagstaff. This expedition is a classic tale of western adventure with a twist of scientific intrigue.

The event is free. Registration is required. To register, visit the site for registration.

Those interested note, this virtual event is not run by the city of Surprise and the security of the online platform has not been validated by the city.

Arizona Humanities is hosting the event. This nonprofit’s mission is to build a just and civil society by creating opportunities to explore shared human experiences through discussion, learning and reflection.

For information, contact Surprise Arts and Cultural Advisory Commissioner Kathie Morgan at 623-594-3963.

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