The Patagonia Museum held our annual meeting on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 10:30 am in the Patagonia Public Library. The business meeting included the election of the Board of Trustees and was followed by a talk on “Apaches and their Horses” delivered by Archaeologist Dr. Deni Seymour.
The Patagonia Museum hosted our fourth fundraising bus tour into Mexico. Rebecca Orozco, instructor of history and anthropology at Cochise College and the University of Arizona was our “Scholar on Board”.
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The quarterly meeting of the Museum members was held on August 31st at 7 pm in the Library. In lieu of a speaker, German Quiroga presented a gallery of the photos the community has donated for use in upcoming displays.
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.
The Weekly Bulletin – Arielle Ziontes –
Say the name Patagonia to most Americans and they might think of the sportswear brand or the sparsely populated, mountainous region at the southern end of South America it’s named for. But in and around Santa Cruz County, the name Patagonia represents the small town and the mountain range that overlooks it.
So how did the town and mountains get their name? Was it from some connection to the Patagonia of South America? According to Gilbert Quiroga, president of the Patagonia Museum, that’s one of two theories behind the origin of the name.
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