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The Sedona Heritage Museum hosts many events for the community ranging from Christmas in the Park to the Fall Arts & Crafts Fair!

Nov
23
Thu
CLOSED
Nov 23 all-day
Nov
27
Mon
The Prehistoric Heritage of Modern Mata Ortiz Pottery @ Sedona Heritage Museum
Nov 27 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
    Mata Ortiz4 Paquimé, Chihuahua, Mexico is the most important archaeological site in the American Southwest and northern Mexico.  Traders from this ancient city greatly influenced the Anasazi, Hohokam, and Mogollon cultures of the Southwest. Pottery from this site was the inspiration for modern Mata Ortiz ceramics.  John Bezy, who has worked with the potters of Mata Ortiz for nearly 30 years, will discuss the archaeology of Paquime and the evolution of today’s world-class pottery.
Master artist Oralia Lopez will demonstrate how the pottery is painted, and a good selection of Mata Ortiz pottery will be available for purchase after the presentation. 
From 1:30-3:00 p.m., Bezy will sign copies of his new book “The Mogollon Rim, Arizona: Geology, Vegetation, Wildlife”; it is a comprehensive exploration of the natural history of the Mogollon Rim region—from Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon to Payson and Show Low. Technically sound, the book is written in a clear, easy to comprehend style for readers who may not have formal training in geology and ecology. It is lavishly illustrated with color photos, satellite images, and diagrams. The book focuses on geologic processes that have shaped the beautiful and varied landscape.
Verde Valley Spinners & Weavers Demo – Mondays at the Museum @ Sedona Heritage Museum
Nov 27 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Dec
2
Sat
Lions (& Rattlers & Dragons & Longhorns) & Bears – Oh My! @ Sedona Heritage Museum
Dec 2 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

“And so, in his quest for goals or gold, a man may lie to his friends, and work out ways to fool the law, and tie up all loose ends. And he may mask illicit tasks, and even face down danger. But in spite of his brain, and his place in the food chain…there’s no escaping nature.”

An award-winning actor, playwright, and historian, Michael Peach is especially good at bringing to life history and his subjects. But, he isn’t afraid to spin some tall tales, too.

This new show focuses on nature and animal friends (or foes) of the southwest. “…and according to this plan, God meant the hand of man to tame the wild and cultivate dominion. So the higher up, the gladder, here on evolution’s ladder. But maybe that’s a matter of opinion.”

Mike Peach

Dec
4
Mon
Red Rock Quilters Demo – Mondays at the Museum
Dec 4 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Dec
9
Sat
Christmas in the Park @ Sedona Heritage Museum
Dec 9 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

christmas goodies smVisitors will be treated to hot apple cider, holiday cookies and free entertainment and activities! Warm up by the red rock fireplace of the old Jordan house and enjoy the vintage holiday decor. A tumbleweed ‘snowman’ will greet all guests.

A Christmas Carol @ Sedona Heritage Museum
Dec 9 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Mike xmas 2 smEncounters with the ghosts of Christmases Past, Present and Future teach miserly Ebenezer Scrooge what it means to be human in this perennial holiday favorite.

Keep cozy by the fire in the Museum’s historic Jordan House red rock fireplace as you enjoy this dramatic reading of the Dickens classic by local award-winning actor Michael Peach.

In lieu of paid admissions, each guest is asked to bring a non-perishable food item to be donated to the Sedona Food Bank.

Arrive early to enjoy the Christmas in the Park festivities, and take advantage of sales in the Museum Gift Shop, which specializes in locally made items, movies made in Sedona, and books, toys and gifts.

Dec
11
Mon
Verde Valley Wood Carvers Demo – Mondays at the Museum @ Sedona Heritage Museum
Dec 11 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Dec
13
Wed
Talking Machine Cowboys and Indians @ Sedona Heritage Museum
Dec 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

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Michael Amundson examines the history of popular recorded music about the American West from 1902-1918.  He will show how music of this era reflected the popularity of the West in the national imagination, the role of the frontier, and changing ideas about Native Americans. He will bring along one of his hand-cranked period talking machines and play original music.

Michael is a professor of history and Public History Director at NAU in Flagstaff.  He has published six books, including most recently Talking Machine West:  A History and Catalogue of Tin Pan Alley’s Western Recordings 1902-1918, which is the basis of this talk and will be available for purchase at the presentation.

Dec
24
Sun
CLOSED
Dec 24 – Dec 25 all-day

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