The 2019 trip is scheduled for March 12 – 14th. Details will follow but we can tell you, last year’s trip was a blast!
The Museum board will hold the annual members meeting on January 26, 2019 at 10:30 AM in the Patagonia Public Library meeting room. The brief agenda will include the election of the board members for the upcoming fiscal year.
The candidates are: German Quiroga, President; Bob Ollerton, Vice-President; Maureen De La Ossa, Secretary; Bonnie Maclean, Treasurer; Linda Shore, Curator; Bob Bergier, Member-at-Large; Ralph Schmitt, Member-at-Large.
The business meeting will be followed by a presentation by one of our favorite speakers, Dr. John Langellier. is topic will include the life and times of the Apache Kid, Army Scout and renegade.
The author of dozens of books and scores of articles, as well as a consultant to film and TV, Dr. Langellier shared this preview of his talk with us:
Geronimo’s long bid for freedom had ended. Now he and many fellow so-called Chiricahuas were prisoners of war in far off Florida. Three of the men who had trailed him and his followers were U.S Army scouts known on their enlistment papers as the Apache Kid, Massai, and Rowdy. The trio, once comrades in arms, would follow very different paths resulting in one of Arizona’s longest manhunts. Join military historian Dr. John Langellier as buffalo soldiers, Indian scouts, and a host of other military men and civilians attempt to round up the usual suspects criss- crossing the border between Mexico and the United States on this deadly mission.
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.
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.