Az Flag Button Az Flag Button

FORTY-FIRST ANNUAL
ARIZONA HISTORY CONVENTION

Shilo Inn & Best Western InnSuites Hotels

Yuma

April 27--29, 2000

The convention to open to everyone with an interest in Arizona history
Send in your Registration Today!

THE CONVENTION PROGRAM

THURSDAY, April 27

3:00 P.M.-- 5:00 P.M. - Registration. Location: Shilo Inn Lobby.

Booksellers set up. Location: Shilo Inn Desert Room & Lobby.

6:00 P.M. Outdoor Barbecue. Yuma Corral of The Westerners. Location: Yuma Crossing State Park, 201 N. 4th Ave. Please carpool.

Program: Carol Brooks, "Yuma in 1900"

FRIDAY, April 28

8:00 A.M.-- 5:00 P.M. - Registration. Location: Shilo Inn Lobby.

Book Displays. Location: Shilo Inn Desert Room & Lobby.

8:00 A.M.-- 8:15 A.M. - Welcome. Location: InnSuites Palm Canyon Room.

8:30 A.M.-- 9:45 A.M.

Session 1A: - Water and the Development of Phoenix. Location: InnSuites Palm Canyon Room.

Chair: Shelly Dudley, Salt River Project

Session 1B: - Bikers, Newsprint, and Schoolbooks. Location: InnSuites Territorial Room.

Chair: Michael Amundson, Northern Arizona University

Session 1C: - Travelers at Yuma Crossing. Location: Shilo Inn Phoenix Room.

Chair: Reba Grandrud, Arizona Historical Society

10:00 A.M.-- 11:15 A.M.

Session 2A: Native Americans. Location: InnSuites Palm Canyon Room.

Chair: Peterson Zah, Arizona State University

Session 2B: - Entrepreneurs. Location: InnSuites Territorial Room.

Chair: Tom Rushin, Yuma

Session 2C: - Minorities. Location: Shilo Inn Phoenix Room.

Chair: Juti Winchester, Sharlot Hall Museum

Noon -- 1:00 P.M.

- Arizona Historical Society Al Merito Luncheon. Location: Shilo Inn Arizona Room.

At 1:30 P.M. Following the luncheon, Louis Kraft will be signing his newest book- Gatewood and Geronimo- at the Guidon Books table

2:00 P.M.-- 3:15 P.M.

Session 3A: - Kriegsgefangene: WWII Prisoners of War in Arizona. Location: InnSuites Palm Canyon Room.

Chair: Andrew Wallace, Northern Arizona University

Session 3B: - Natural Resources. Location: InnSuites Territorial Room.

Chair: Lynn Haak, Globe

Session 3C: - Politics and Justice. Location: Shilo Inn Phoenix Room.

Chair: Stan Brown, Payson

3:30 P.M.-- 4:45 P.M.

Session 4A: - Arizona Political Culture, 1950s-1990s. Location: InnSuites Palm Canyon Room.

Chair: James E. Babbitt, Flagstaff

Following the session, Evan Mecham will be signing his book

Session 4B: - Coordinating Committee for History in Arizona (CCHA) - Preserving the Past: Collecting and Caring for Family and Community Records. Location: InnSuites Territorial Room.

This session is intended for family researchers, community historians, and anyone who is interested in documenting the history of individuals, families, and community events. It will focus on why family/community histories are important and what types of documentary materials to collect. Attendees will also learn basic preservation tips and techniques.

5:30 P.M.-- 7:00 P.M. Arizona Historical Society Director's Reception. Century House Garden, 240 Madison Avenue. Refreshments and entertainment. Please provide your own transportation.

SATURDAY, April 29

8:00 A.M - 12:00- Registration. Location: Shilo Inn Lobby.

Book Displays. Location: Shilo Inn Desert Room & Lobby

8:30 A.M.-- 9:45 A.M.

Session 5A: - Characters Along the Colorado. Location: InnSuites Territorial Room.

Chair: William Porter, Kingman

Session 5B: - Indian-White Relations. Location: Shilo Inn Phoenix Room.

Chair: Mark Santiago, Arizona Historical Society

10:00 A.M.-- 11:15 A.M.

Session 6A: - Curios and Concrete. Location: InnSuites Territorial Room.

Chair: Katherine Morrissey, University of Arizona

Session 6B: - Racial Tensions, Politics, and Struggles for Equality. Location: Shilo Inn Phoenix Room.

Chair: Bill Phillips, Arizona State University

Noon -- 1:00 P.M. - Luncheon. Location: Shilo Inn Arizona Room.

2:00 P.M.-- 5:00 P.M. - Field Trips

1922 Pullman Coach Train Ride along the Colorado River. Buses will leave the Shilo Inn at 1:45 P.M. and return at about 5:00 P.M. The cost is $20.00 per person.

Walking Tour of historic houses on Orange Ave. Bus will leave the Shilo Inn at 2:00 P.M. and return at about 4:30 P.M. The cost is $10.00 per person.

Museum Tour of Yuma Territorial Prison, Yuma Crossing Park, and Century House Museum. Sponsored by Arizona State Parks and the Arizona Historical Society. Bus will leave Shilo Inn at 2:00 P.M. and return at about 5:00 P.M. The cost is $10.00 per person. Check at the registration table for details.

6:30 p.m. - No-host cocktails. Location: Shilo Inn Arizona Room Patio.

7:00 p.m. - Awards Banquet. Location: Shilo Inn Arizona Room.

Speaker: David Miller, Cameron State University, "Balduin Mollhausen: Colorado River Artist"

SUNDAY, April 30

- BOAT RIDE AND COLORADO RIVER TOUR.

Convention attendees who wish to stay over on Sunday are invited to board the boat at Martinez Lake for a fully narrated tour through the wildlife refuge and stops at a variety of historic sites, including a 19th-century miner's cabin, Indian petroglyphs, and Norton's Landing. The bus leaves the Shilo Inn at 8:30 A.M. and will return at 3:30 P.M. Cost is $60.00 per person, which includes lunch.

Accommodations:

Shilo Inn, 1550 S. Castle Dome Ave. (I-8 & 16th St.). $60.00 plus 10.25% tax. $5.00 per night for second person; $20.00 per night rollaway charge. Make reservations by April 1. (520) 782-9511, or 1-800-222-2244.

Best Western InnSuites Hotel, 1450 Castle Dome Ave. (I-8 & 16th St.). $60.00 per night, plus 10.3% tax. $5.00 per night for second person. Make reservations by April 1. (520) 783-8341, or 1-800-922-2034.

Please identify yourself as attending the Arizona Historical Convention. Both hotels include free cocktails and breakfast buffets. For information call Nancy Stonehouse or Bruce Dinges at (520) 628-5774.

Convention Sponsors