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Public Presentation

The Birds of Paquimé 

by Michael E. Whalen, PhD


Saturday, November 18, 2017, 1:00 pm



It long has been known that the center of Paquimé, located in northwest Chihuahua, Mexico, contains many burials of macaws and turkeys. These birds were raised on a large scale at Paquimé, used in Mesoamerican-style rituals, and also traded to neighboring societies in the US Southwest. Join Dr. Michael E. Whalen (Professor Emeritus, University of Tulsa) for his presentation as he examines The Birds of Paquimé.

You have two opportunities to hear Dr. Whalen’s presentation:

Benson Public Library

300 S. Huachuca St. Benson, AZ 85602

Thursday, November 16, 2017, 10:30 am


Amerind Museum

2100 N. Amerind Rd. Dragoon, AZ 85609

Saturday, November 18, 2017, 1:00 pm


Mata Ortiz Pottery Show and Sale

Featuring Oralia Lopez

Saturday-Sunday, November 25-26, 2017, 10:00 am-4:00 pm

lopez show

Pottery by Salvador Baca


Visit Amerind Thanksgiving weekend to immerse yourself in Mata Ortiz pottery! Master artist Oralia Lopez will be selling pottery and demonstrating her unique style of geometric painting. Lopez will also have art from other potters she represents available for sale.  Do not miss this opportunity to buy exquisite and unforgettable holiday gifts for the special people in your life.

Free with regular Museum Admission!


Plus, November 26 is Museum Store Sunday. Visit museumstoresunday.org for more information.


What: Mata Ortiz Pottery Show and Sale

Where: Amerind Museum, 2100 N. Amerind Rd. Dragoon, AZ 85609

When: November 25-26, 2017, 10:00 am-4:00 pm


Museum Store Sunday

Sunday, November 26, 2017


We invite you, your family, and your community, to “Be A Patron” at your favorite museums and cultural institutions on Sunday, November 26, 2017.  Holiday shoppers will not only find quality gifts filled with inspiration and educational value, but through their purchases, will also directly support their favorite museums. Shoppers foster ongoing appreciation and knowledge of art, nature, culture, science, and history. When you, the patron, purchase a gift from the museum store, you help to sustain the museum’s service to the public.

Visit museumstoresunday.org for more information.


Amerind Members Holiday Tea

Monday, December 4, 2017, 1:00 pm-3:00 pm

Amerind Tea 2017


Join us for tea, sandwiches, dessert, and music at the Amerind Members Holiday Tea. Arrive early at 12 pm for holiday shopping in the museum store and to explore our galleries.

Native American flute music will be provided by Mary Redhouse, a member of the Diné (Navajo) Tribe. A 2005 Grammy Nominee and recipient of the Native American Music and Jazz Heroes Awards, Mary is an accomplished flautist as well as a versatile, improvisational free jazz vocalist and electric bassist.

When: Monday, December 4, 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Where: Amerind Museum

Cost: $30 per person, Amerind members only. Reservations required. Members may bring guests. To reserve your spot or learn how to become an Amerind member, please RSVP on Eventbrite at https://amerindtea.eventbrite.com, email Anna at aschneider@amerind.org, or call 520.586.3666.


Night at the Amerind Museum
80th Anniversary Exhibit Opening

Saturday, December 9, 2017

5:00 pm-8:00 pm

Tickets: $80.00


Come celebrate our history, accomplishments, and our new museum exhibit on Paquimé. This event is open to the entire community. Immerse yourself in the ancient history and culture of the Indigenous peoples of Chihuahua. The main museum, art gallery, and Fulton Seminar House will come to life through music, hands on activities, guided tours, speakers, and Fulton family history. Optional bus transportation will be provided from Tucson.

To purchase tickets online visit nightatamerind.eventbrite.com or contact Kelly Holt at kholt@amerind.org or 520-586-3666. Looking forward to celebrating with you in December!


Amerind’s Annual Holiday Tamale Class

December 16, 2017, 10:00 am–2:00 pm

Tamales Cooking Class 2017

This year we will prepare delicate Oaxacan Tamales de Cambray and a sweet coconut milk and raisin tamale, both steamed in banana leaves. Also New Mexico Pueblo blue corn lamb tamales and our favorite classic green corn tamale pie served with fresh pineapple salsa will be served.

Class Menu:

Tamales de Cambray: A delicate tamale from the Juchitan region, in the southern part of Oaxaca. A combination of shredded pork and flank steak and chicken is mixed with, plantain, raisins, olives, green chile, and spices, all steamed in a banana leaf or corn husk.

Blue corn lamb tamales: Small chunks of lamb, chile, and spices fill blue corn meal masa steamed in corn husk.

Our favorite Green corn tamale pie: Fresh sweet corn, green chile and cheese baked to perfection and served with fresh pineapple salsa.

Tamales de Dulce: Fresh masa mixed with coconut milk, sugar, and cinnamon with a golden raisin filling steamed in a banana leaf.

$75 per person per class, feasting included. Bring your apron and your appetite! To register contact Chef Debbie at 520-586-3666 or debbie@amerind.org.


Chef Debbie’s Italian Adventure Cooking Class  


Saturday, January 27, 2018, 10:00 am-2:00 pm


Chef Debbie presents an adventure through southern Italy, sharing recipes and stories gathered from Rome to Puglia and even a touch of Sardinia.  Learn how to make ricotta cheese that will complement grilled bruchetta. Then prepare your taste buds for orichetti pasta with a saffron cream and pork sausage. To top off your experience Debbie will demonstrate how to make chocolate gelato! Get ready to nourish your tummy and soul during this rustic Italian feast!


Class Menu:

Bruchetta brushed with olive oil, grilled and topped with ricotta, fresh tomato, and basil...yes, we will make ricotta cheese!


Orichetti (little ears) pasta with saffron cream and pork sausage.


 Chocolate gelato!

$75 per person per class, feasting included. Bring your apron and your appetite! To register contact Chef Debbie at 520-586-3666 or debbie@amerind.org.


Machu Picchu and Beyond with Amerind and Dr. George Gumerman IV

July 21-August 4, 2018


Join Amerind and Dr. George Gumerman IV (Northern Arizona University) as we discover the history, archaeology, and natural beauty of Peru. This 15-day excursion will include flying over the mysterious Nazca Lines, witnessing the wildlife of Paracas, and visiting the breathtaking archeological site of Machu Picchu. Reserve your space today to take part in this unforgettable journey.

Members: $6,500 per person (Double occupancy, includes accommodations, ground transportation and most meals, single supplement of $1,545 for solo travelers. Domestic and international air travel and gratuity is not included.)

The tour is limited to 20 people, so you are encouraged to sign up early. Contact Monika Leuenberger of Avenues of the World Travel at 928.556.0853 to register or for more information.



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