Old Pueblo Archaeology Center often offers free presentations about archaeology, history, and cultures for the general public. In addition to the Arizona Humanities Council programs described below, these offerings include lectures to audiences throughout Arizona, and recently have expanded into New Mexico, Colorado, and Utah.
One of our most popular and regular programs is the “Third Thursday Food for Thought” series, in which a presentation by a guest speaker is held on the third Thursday evening of the month from September through April at a Tucson-area restaurant. We generally select a different restaurant each month, where those attending may order their dinners off the general menu, enjoy a stimulating presentation after their meal, and discuss the evening’s topic with the guest speaker afterward. Reservations are required the day before the program because the restaurants’ meeting room capacities are limited by local fire code and so that the restaurant managers can schedule sufficient staff for our event. Although there is no entry fee for the Third Thursday programs, donations are requested for the benefit of Old Pueblo’s education programs.
We also try to schedule at least one free presentation during March, on a different night from the Third Thursday date, as part of our celebration of the annual Arizona Archaeology and Heritage Awareness Month festivities.
For more information on a specific Third Thursdays program or speaker contact Old Pueblo Archaeology Center.