Mata Ortiz Bus Tour – December 15-17, 2017

We would love to have you join us on our fourth fundraising bus tour into Mexico. Rebecca Orozco, instructor of history and anthropology at Cochise College and the University of Arizona is our “Scholar on Board”. We plan to visit the Museo de las Culturas del Norte, Mata Ortiz for a pottery making demonstration, the Pink Store in Puerto Palomas and other sites as time allows.

We will depart from Patagonia at 8 AM on Friday, December 15,  and return on Sunday, December 17 by 5 PM.

The cost of $480 per person for museum members and $530 for nonmembers covers transportation (South of the Border Tours Bus), meals and double occupancy lodging (Hotel Hacienda in Casas Grandes).

For more information contact German Quiroga, 520-343-5641, info@thepatagoniamuseum.org
Mata Ortiz Bus Tour Registration Form December 2017       TPM Mata Ortiz Bus Tour Flyer

Hotel Hacienda – Casas Grandes

 

The Patagonia Museum Hours

The Patagonia Museum is located in the 1914 Patagonia Grammar School, 100 School Street, Patagonia, Arizona.

Museum Hours:

October through May: Thursday, Friday and Saturday – 2 pm to 4 pm

June through September: Friday and Saturday – 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas

Other times by request or appointment. Contact: German Quiroga, 520-343-5641 
or Bob Ollerton, 520-288-1873 or info@thepatagoniamuseum.org

 

The Patagonia 1914 Grammar School was the longest continuously utilized elementary school facility in Arizona in 2014. Now the home of The Patagonia Museum.

When it closed in 2014, the Patagonia 1914 Grammar School was the longest continuously utilized elementary school facility in the state of Arizona.

Adopt-a-Roadway Program

The Patagonia Museum conducts litter cleanups on Highway 82, between Mileposts 18 and 19, on a seasonal basis.

We meet at the ramadas on Beaty Lane and Highway 82. The museum mile is one of the more picturesque areas on Highway 82. Bordering the Nature Conservancy and the Patagonia Cemetery, the road leads our volunteers on a historic route through what was once the eastern section of the San Jose de Sonoita Land Grant. Usually, we fill two to three bags full of litter. One bag is usually recyclable, with cardboard, aluminum cans and plastic water bottles collected.

Our next cleanup will be on Thursday, December 21, at 3 pm. Please bring water, gloves and appropriate clothing.

For more information contact German Quiroga: 520-343-5641.

 

April 21, 2017 – Bernard Siquieros, Speaker

The Patagonia Museum met for a brief business meeting on Friday, April 21. at 3pm in the Patagonia Public Library.

Our guest speaker was Bernard G. Siquieros, an enrolled member of the Tohono O’odham Nation and the Curator of Education at Himdag Ki: Hiking, Hemu, Im B I-Ha’ap, the Tohono O’odham Nation’s Cultural Center and Museum. Mr. Siquieros has served as counselor, researcher, program coordinator, and education administrator in education entities on and off the Tohono O’odham Nation. He is an avid photographer and has contributed immensely to the tribe’s photo documentation efforts at Himdag Ki.

BaboquivariBernard SiquierosMan in a Maze

February 11, 2017 – Dr. Deni Seymour, Speaker

Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 10:30 am

Patagonia Public Library

Following Father Kino’s Footsteps in the Sonoita Valley

 Sobaipuri-O’odham Arrow Point

Sobaipuri-O’odham Arrow Point

Early O'odham Ware

Early O’odham Ware

 

Anthropologist Dr.Deni Seymour discussed the early Patagonia people (Sobaipuri-O’odham) circa 1690 – 1770 .

The Sonoita Valley has a rich past spanning the prehistoric era into the historic. The valley’s character has been shaped by human-environment interactions. This talk focuses on the early historic period from the time of Father Kino in the 1690s up through the late 1700s when the Europeans first encountered the Sobaipuri-O’odham and when this interaction had its greatest impact. The Sobaipuri-O’odham settlement of Sonoita played a key role in the area through time and were central in the area’s history.

Dr. Deni Seymour is an internationally recognized authority on protohistoric and historic Native American and Spanish colonial archaeology and ethnohistory. For 30 years she has studied the ancestral Apache, Sobaipuri-O’odham, and lesser-known mobile groups (Jano, Jocome, Manso, Suma, and Jumano) who were present at the same time. She has excavated two Spanish-period presidios (Santa Cruz de Terrenate and Tubac), numerous Kino-period mission sites, and several indigenous sites of the period. She works with indigenous groups in reconnecting with their heritage, tackles Coronado and Niza expedition archaeology, and is rewriting the history of the pre-Spanish and colonial period southern Southwest. She has published extensively on these groups and this period, with more than 80 publications in refereed journals, edited volumes, and popular venues, and has served as guest editor for journals. She has also authored six books.

She received her doctorate and MA degrees in Anthropology from the University of Arizona in 1990 and her BAs with honors in both Anthropology and Environmental Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 1980. She has taught, was employed by a number of state and federal agencies, and has worked for a number of cultural resource management firms, including one she founded and directed. Now she is a full-time research archaeologist affiliated with two academic institutions and the nonprofit research group Jornada Research Institute and she serves on the boards of two non-profit organizations.

Jan 21, 2017 – Annual Meeting – Doug Kupel, Speaker

The Patagonia Museum Annual Meeting was held in the Patagonia Public Library on January 21, 2017. Officers selected for 2017 were: German Quiroga, President; Bob Ollerton, Vice-President; Maureen DeLaOssa, Secretary; Mary Jane Pottebaum, Treasurer; Bob Bergier and Ralph Schmitt, Members-at-Large.

Doug Kupel, our guest speaker , noted that the schoolhouses under our care as well as the historic built environment in Patagonia could be eligible for National Register of Historic Site recognition.Patagonia Jewel of the Sonoita Valley