We’re happy to report that our inaugural fundraiser for the Student Docent program was a rip-roaring success. Over 60 people joined us at Old Main for a few hours of food, drink and camaraderie. Congrats to Valerie Neale and Rick Jones (pictured) who won the birdhouse version of the Patagonia Lumber Co.
The Patagonia Museum is pleased to announce our investment in the future – a new Student Docent Program. This is a service based community learning opportunity that will allow participating Patagonia high school students to qualify for merit-based scholarships.
We hope you will join us at the Museum for our inaugural fundraising happy hour featuring food, drink & a raffle on:
Saturday, November 10th from 4 pm – 6 pm.
Please RSVP to Linda Shore (firstname.lastname@example.org)
We are pleased to co-sponsor a presentation of “Bisbee 17” at the Tin Shed Theater in Patagonia. This newly released film is a reenactment of an infamous day in Bisbee’s history – the deportation of 1200 immigrant miners as the result of a strike against Phelps Dodge.
Area locals, including Mike Anderson, our guest speaker of 9/15, collaborated to stage recreations of one of the more important events to occur on American soil during the First World War.
The Patagonia Museum will hold our annual meeting on Saturday, September 15th at 10:30 am. The business meeting will be followed by a presentation by Mike Anderson on the “Bisbee Deportation” which was one of the most important events to take place in the U.S. during the First World War.
Background: Mike Anderson has been interested in history for as long as he can remember. A resident of Arizona since 1961, he taught Arizona history, world geography and world history as a high school social studies teacher. The author of “Warren Ballpark,” Mike is also a catcher for the Bisbee Black Sox Vintage Base Ball Club. His articles on southern Arizona pioneer peace officers have been published in the Journal of Arizona History and he has had numerous articles appearing in the Cochise County Historical Journal. Mike has also worked as a newspaper reporter and managing editor. In 2017, Mike participated in the centennial commemoration of the Bisbee Deportation, tasked with researching the 1,186 men who were deported from Bisbee in July 1917. He was a cast member of the documentary “Bisbee ’17,” the movie that was filmed in Bisbee during the Centennial and scheduled for release in Sept. 2018. Along with two friends, he produces and performs on The Farm and Ranch Report, a half-hour radio comedy program that airs each week on KBRP-LP, Bisbee’s community FM radio station. He lives in the Warren neighborhood of Bisbee with his wife Judy.
Our timing is perfect because the new movie “Bisbee ’17” is opening the day before at the Loft in Tucson and the Uptown Theater in Sierra Vista.
Anyone up for a beautiful drive in the San Rafael Valley and the chance to do a good deed? We’d love to have you join us in Lochiel on our monthly workday at the little red schoolhouse.
If you can give us a hand, please bring water, lunch and gloves. There are tasks for all levels of ability and we promise you will feel good about what you’ve done. For more information contact German Quiroga, 520-343-5641.
We appreciate you supporting THE PATAGONIA MUSEUM’s mission of collecting and preserving the culture and history of Eastern Santa Cruz county.
To become a member, you can join online via PayPal or print the membership form to send us a check.