Fall Book Sale Set for Sept 15 & 16

The annual Used Book sale will be held at the Arizona State Museum on Friday afternoon, Sept 15 and Saturday, Sept 16th. Mark your calendars for this not to be missed event.

Presidents Message

Frank R. Orrell, Jr. Bequest Curriculum Development Award

For some time now your AAHS Board has been discussing effective ways to increase the diversity in the activities supported by the Society. To this end the board has recently voted to create a new program to aid in promoting understanding of the wide range of prehistory, history, or anthropology of the American Southwest. Called the Frank R. Orrell, Jr. Bequest Curriculum Development Award, this new program shall make available up to $5000 a year, from the income generated from the Frank R. Orrell, Jr. Bequest endowment fund, for new and exciting curriculum development. This program may make an award to any public elementary, middle, or high school located in the four-corner states (Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, or Utah). These funds may be used for materials, supplies, textbooks or other instructional materials, as well as for direct expenses for teacher continuing education related to archaeology, anthropology, or history of the Southwestern United States.

The board sub-committee worked very hard this year to think about what ways we can help continue our tradition of teaching and encouraging knowledge about the diverse culture and histories of the American Southwest and Northwest Mexico. This program is intended to foster creativity in incorporating and teaching about this part of the world and the importance of it. We plan to advertise this program in the early fall and get the word out far and wide, including to school districts on tribal lands.

We suspect that this program will quickly become a very competitive one for awarding and we would like to hear from membership out there with a background in education who might like to be part of the evaluation committee in the early spring. This evaluation committee will be chaired by a member of the board and will have a minimum of three community members also participate. Board member Robin Rutherfoord has agreed to chair this committee and is actively researching ways to implement this program. If you would like to be involved please contact Robin.

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Kiva 83(1), a special issues on Chacoan Roads, is hot off the press, in your mail boxes and on-line. Remember as a benefit of membership AAHS members can access Kiva on-line with no charge.

AAHS nyoutubeow has it’s own YouTube Channel where we will be broadcasting videos of our lectures. Just uploaded  Creating Community in Colonial Alta California  by John Douglass.

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