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“Behind the Scenes at Tucson’s Museums” Educational Tour

May 19, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

CANCELLED – On Tuesday, May 19, 2020, join Old Pueblo Archaeology Center’s “Behind the Scenes at Tucson’s Museums” educational tour starting at the Arizona State Museum, 1013 E. University Blvd. in Tucson. This program will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with 1 hour for lunch. A $45 donation per participant ($40 for members of Old Pueblo Archaeology Center & Pueblo Grande Museum Auxiliary) includes cost of lunch and helps cover Old Pueblo’s tour expenses and supports its education programs about archaeology and traditional cultures. This tour’s special visits to the Arizona State Museum (ASM) and Tucson’s Arizona History Museum (AHM) will introduce you to museum professionals who are passionate about caring for Arizona’s largest and most significant archaeological and historical collections.

        The ASM is the oldest and largest anthropology museum in the Southwest. During our morning visit there we will enter its climate-controlled storerooms holding incomparable examples of southwestern Indian pottery and basketry, its state-of-the-art conservation laboratory, and ASM’s nationally renowned zooarchaeology laboratory where scholars learn about human behavior by studying animal bone.

        At noon Old Pueblo will provide lunch at Panera Bread across the street from ASM, then after lunch we will walk one block to the AHM on E. 2nd St. Operated by the Arizona Historical Society, the Tucson AHM is the largest history museum in Arizona, housing millions of objects representing our state’s post-Spanish-contact history. We will explore AHM’s gallery spaces on a guided tour, then join a curator to explore some of its collections holdings to see what’s not on the museum floor. LIMITED TO NINE ADULTS so please register as soon as possible. Donation prepayment required within 10 days of reservation request; last day to request reservations is 5 p.m. Monday May 11: 520-798-1201 or info@oldpueblo.org.



May 19, 2020
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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