The High Desert Heritage Museum, Inc. celebrated a double anniversary on Saturday, June 11, 2016. June marks the tenth anniversary since the Museum was established and the second anniversary at its present physical location in Cordes Junction, Arizona.
Guest speakers for the event included Sharon Day and Julie Ferguson, co-authors of “Abandoned Places, Abandoned Memories” of the desert. Julie Ferguson is the author of “Arizona’s Back Roads: A Guide to Ghosts, Outlaws and Miners.” A book signing followed the presentation.
Prescott guitarist and singer Paul T. Morris provided entertainment (sponsored by Yavapai County Assessor Pam Pearsall), and co-president Jeff Stein of the Cosanti Foundation/Arcosanti MC’d the festivities.
Arcosanti subleases a 13 foot wall in the HDVIC to help encourage visitors to experience Arcosanti: to take a tour, have lunch, visit the gallery at Arcosanti, buy a bell and literature, and to stay overnight. A small selection of bronze and ceramic bells are displayed and are for sale at the HDVIC.
In the photo are High Desert Heritage Museum member Marylou Brenner, Arcosanti resident and High Desert Heritage Museum treasurer Cliff Hersted, past president Lucy Corder and president Bill Sankard.
The High Desert Heritage Museum is located at 19600 East Stagecoach Trail in Cordes Junction, Arizona across from the Family Dollar store. The Museum also houses the High Desert Tourist Information Center that serves thousands of travelers a year from all over the world.