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Scanlan, Laura Wolff, Humanities


A Roundup of Activities Sponsored by the State Humanities Councils

ARIZONA

Sharlot Hall Museum hosts "Feeding the Frontier" on July 13 and August 10 in Prescott, featuring portrayals of Arizonans during the territorial period.

Two programs will be held at the Museum of Northern Arizona in Flagstaff: "Hopi Festival of Arts and Culture" on July 6 and 7, and the "Navajo Festival of Arts and Culture" on August 3.

Old Trails Museum presents the Smithsonian traveling exhibition "Journey Stories" and a complementary exhibition, "Journeys to Winslow," at La Posada Hotel in Winslow through August 4. Events include archaeological tours of Homolovi State Park on August 3, and a series of talks at La Posada Hotel, including "The Long Walk of the Navajo People, 1864-1868" with Evangeline Yazzie on July 11; "The Harvey Girls of the Southwest," with Ann-Mary Lutzick on July 18; "Winslow and America's First Transcontinental Airline Service," with Eric Berg on July 25; and "Japanese American Internment in Arizona," with Karen Leong on Aug. 1.

CALIFORNIA

"Wherever There's a Fight" remains on display at the Mammoth Lakes Library through Aug. 25. The exhibition is based on a book of the same name by Elaine Elinson and Stan Yogi and features Californians from the Gold Rush to the post-9/11 era.

U.S. Forest Service archaeologist Julie Cassidy gives a guided tour of "Joachin Miller's Squaw Valley" on Aug. 24. Miller was a mid nineteenth-century writer, frontiersman, and advocate for Native Americans. The tour begins at the Mount Shasta Sisson Museum.

COLORADO

High Plains Chautauqua presents "Exploring Boundaries" in Greeley, August 6-10, with portrayals of Thomas Jefferson, Margaret Mead, Francisco Pizarro, Booker T. Washington, Andrew Carnegie, Carl Jung, Mary Shelley, General William Clark, and Amelia Earhart.

The Smithsonian traveling exhibition "Journey Stories" is on display at the Aspen Historical Society through July 10, and at the Hayden Heritage Center July 19-Aug. 24.

FLORIDA

A documentary on Florida's culinary history, Buen Provecho! Florida's Spanish Flavor, airs on public television stations, including Miami's WPBT2, during July and August.

Chautauqua presentations of "Dreamers and Schemers: An Evening with Great Floridians" takes place as part of the Florida's League of Cities annual conference in Orlando on Aug. 17, Monticello on July 14, and Fernandina Beach on July 20.

GEORGIA

The Smithsonian Institution's traveling exhibition "New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music" is on display at the Rylander Theatre in Americus July 6- Aug. 17, and at the Okefenokee Heritage Center in Waycross beginning August 24.

HAWAI'I

"Georgia O'Keeffe and Ansel Adams: The Hawai'i Pictures" opens at the Honolulu Museum of Art on July 18, showcasing O'Keeffe's paintings from her 1939 trip to Hawai'i and Adams's photographs from his visits in 1948 and 1957.

ILLINOIS

Cecilia Sanchez leads Bilingual Story-time II at the Bloomington Public Library on Aug. 17, featuring short stories and songs in Spanish and English.

Road Scholar programs include "Desperadoes: Notorious Outlaws of Early Illinois" with John Hallwas at the Morris Area Public Library July 9; "The Magic Carpet: Songs and Stories from Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt" by Judith Heineman and Daniel Marcotte at the Fondulac District Library in East Peoria July 10; "Adlai!" by Joe Bean at Harper College in Palatine July 18; "Kind of Blue: A Piano Tribute to Miles Davis" by Jose Sandoval at Harper College in Palatine July 22; "The Belle of Amherst" by Paddy Lynn at DuPage Graue Mill Corporation in Oak Brook July 28; and "The Archaeology of Disaster," with Gregory Vogel at the Blue Island Public Library Aug. 13.

IOWA

"Western Africa before the Boats" remains on display at the African American Museum of Iowa in Cedar Rapids during July and August.

"David Plowden's Iowa: Photographs from a Nostalgic Journey" is on view at the University of Iowa's Pentacrest Museum in Iowa City through Aug. …

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