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Belonging: The Natural History of People in the Southwest

July 27, 2023 @ 8:00 am - January 20, 2024 @ 5:00 pm

Belonging: The Natural History of People in the Southwest

Fall 2023 – Winter 2024

The Natural History Institute presents a series of lectures, workshops, and a film screening exploring the relationship between people and place. Cultivate an appreciation for belonging, and discover the cultural diversity of the Mogollon Highlands.

Traveling the Artistic Road
Thursday, July 27th, 2023
Artist talk by Louise Grunewald portrays a love of place through artistic expression.
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High Places: Reevaluating Hilltop Architecture with Drone Imagery and 3-D Modeling
Thursday, September 7th, 2023
Speaker Series with Michael Kellett sharing his archaeological research on the Prescott Culture hilltop sites.
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Humanizing the Mesa: Understanding the Pre-Contact Prescott Culture through Literature and Personal Experience
Saturday, October 7th, 2023
Dr. Reuben Ellis leads a reading and journaling field workshop exploring how pre-contact indigenous culture is represented in writing.

We Are of This Place: An Indigenous Natural History of Central Arizona
Tuesday, October 10th, 2023
Presentation by Dr. Maurice Crandall in partnership with the Yavapai College, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Verde Valley Campus.

Drawn to Nature
Friday, October 13th, 2023
Art workshop with Louise Grunewald creating drawings and writings in response to the landscape.

Gather – Film screening at the Elks Theatre
Saturday, January 20th, 2024
Gather depicts a movement amongst Indigenous Peoples to reclaim their cultural identities by recovering ancient foodways.
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This series was made possible by Arizona Humanities.


July 27, 2023 @ 8:00 am
January 20 @ 5:00 pm
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Natural History Institute
126 N Marina St
Prescott, AZ 86301
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