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Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park

4619 E. Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85034

Phone: 602 495-0901
Fax: 602 495-5645

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Website: www.pueblogrande.com

Pueblo Grande Museum is an archaeological site left by the Hohokam culture, just east of downtown Phoenix, next to Sky Harbor International Airport. It's a National Historic Landmark and Phoenix Point of Pride accessible by the Sky Train and the Light Rail. Part of the City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department since 1929, it's the largest preserved archaeological site in Phoenix.

A fully accessible 2/3 mile trail takes you through a prehistoric Hohokam archaeological site with a platform mound, ball court, and replicated houses. Three galleries display artifacts and information on the Hohokam and village site and a hands-on children's gallery. Purchase Native American gifts, art and jewelry at the Museum Store.

Open 7 days a week Oct.-Apr.; Closed Sundays & Mondays May-Sept.

Events

  1. Arizona’s Historic Trading Posts Lecture

    Date:

    Join the Pueblo Grande Museum Auxiliary and Author Carolyn O'Bagy Davis for her lecture on Arizona's Historic Trading Posts. Early traders traveled through Arizona Territory, selling goods from their wagons, but they soon built stores that evolved into trading and social centers where wool, sheep, and Native arts were exchanged for sugar and salt, pots, pans, bridles, and saddles. Navajo trading posts are best known, but trading posts existed on every reservation in Arizona. Traders became the intermediaries between Native peoples and the outside world, providing not only hard goods, but other services including translation, correspondence, and transportation. Trading posts also became destinations for artists, authors, movie stars, and tourists. Although trading posts have mostly disappeared today, they remain a romantic and historic part of our great Southwest. This event is free and open to the public, made possible by the Arizona Humanities Council and Pueblo Grande Museum Auxiliary. Donations are welcome.

  2. "The Science of Pottery: Archaeological Research and Modern Examples" Lecture Series

    Date:

    Pueblo Grande Museum is hosting a lecture series, The Science of Pottery: Archaeological Research and Modern Examples during the month of February as part of the 4th Annual Arizona Scitech Festival. Join us for one or all of our lectures discussing Hohokam pottery and other prehistoric ceramic topics of the Southwest. Lectures are every Friday in February. February 6, 2015 Speaker: Kelley Hays-Gilpin, Professor and Chair of Anthropology, Northern Arizona University and Curator of Anthropology, Museum of Northern Arizona Lecture: Art and Technology of Hopi Yellow Ware Pottery February, 13, 2015 Speaker: Patricia A. Gilman, Ph.D. Lecture: Mimbres Black-on-white Pottery, Scarlet Macaws, and the Hero Twins February 20, 2015 Speakers: Ron Carlos, Pima Maricopa Potter and Jacob Butler, Onk Akimel O’Odham Artist Lecture: The Process of Making Pottery February 27, 2015 Speakers: David R. Abbott, Associate Professor, Arizona State University, and Joshua Watts, Postdoctoral Researcher, Arizona State University Lecture: New Perspectives on the Organization of the Hohokam Economy

  3. "The Science of Pottery: Archaeological Research and Modern Examples" Lecture Series

    Date:

    Pueblo Grande Museum is hosting a lecture series, The Science of Pottery: Archaeological Research and Modern Examples during the month of February as part of the 4th Annual Arizona Scitech Festival. Join us for one or all of our lectures discussing Hohokam pottery and other prehistoric ceramic topics of the Southwest. Lectures are every Friday in February. February 6, 2015 Speaker: Kelley Hays-Gilpin, Professor and Chair of Anthropology, Northern Arizona University and Curator of Anthropology, Museum of Northern Arizona Lecture: Art and Technology of Hopi Yellow Ware Pottery February, 13, 2015 Speaker: Patricia A. Gilman, Ph.D. Lecture: Mimbres Black-on-white Pottery, Scarlet Macaws, and the Hero Twins February 20, 2015 Speakers: Ron Carlos, Pima Maricopa Potter and Jacob Butler, Onk Akimel O’Odham Artist Lecture: The Process of Making Pottery February 27, 2015 Speakers: David R. Abbott, Associate Professor, Arizona State University, and Joshua Watts, Postdoctoral Researcher, Arizona State University Lecture: New Perspectives on the Organization of the Hohokam Economy

  4. "The Science of Pottery: Archaeological Research and Modern Examples" Lecture Series

    Date:

    Pueblo Grande Museum is hosting a lecture series, The Science of Pottery: Archaeological Research and Modern Examples during the month of February as part of the 4th Annual Arizona Scitech Festival. Join us for one or all of our lectures discussing Hohokam pottery and other prehistoric ceramic topics of the Southwest. Lectures are every Friday in February. February 6, 2015 Speaker: Kelley Hays-Gilpin, Professor and Chair of Anthropology, Northern Arizona University and Curator of Anthropology, Museum of Northern Arizona Lecture: Art and Technology of Hopi Yellow Ware Pottery February, 13, 2015 Speaker: Patricia A. Gilman, Ph.D. Lecture: Mimbres Black-on-white Pottery, Scarlet Macaws, and the Hero Twins February 20, 2015 Speakers: Ron Carlos, Pima Maricopa Potter and Jacob Butler, Onk Akimel O’Odham Artist Lecture: The Process of Making Pottery February 27, 2015 Speakers: David R. Abbott, Associate Professor, Arizona State University, and Joshua Watts, Postdoctoral Researcher, Arizona State University Lecture: New Perspectives on the Organization of the Hohokam Economy

  5. "The Science of Pottery: Archaeological Research and Modern Examples" Lecture Series

    Date:

    Pueblo Grande Museum is hosting a lecture series, The Science of Pottery: Archaeological Research and Modern Examples during the month of February as part of the 4th Annual Arizona Scitech Festival. Join us for one or all of our lectures discussing Hohokam pottery and other prehistoric ceramic topics of the Southwest. Lectures are every Friday in February. February 6, 2015 Speaker: Kelley Hays-Gilpin, Professor and Chair of Anthropology, Northern Arizona University and Curator of Anthropology, Museum of Northern Arizona Lecture: Art and Technology of Hopi Yellow Ware Pottery February, 13, 2015 Speaker: Patricia A. Gilman, Ph.D. Lecture: Mimbres Black-on-white Pottery, Scarlet Macaws, and the Hero Twins February 20, 2015 Speakers: Ron Carlos, Pima Maricopa Potter and Jacob Butler, Onk Akimel O’Odham Artist Lecture: The Process of Making Pottery February 27, 2015 Speakers: David R. Abbott, Associate Professor, Arizona State University, and Joshua Watts, Postdoctoral Researcher, Arizona State University Lecture: New Perspectives on the Organization of the Hohokam Economy

  6. Arizona’s Civilian Conservation Corps and Our National Parks and Forests Lecture

    Date:

    Join the Pueblo Grande Museum Auxiliary and Author Robin Pinto for her lecture on Arizona's Civilian Conservation Corps and Our National Parks and Forests. In 1933, at the lowest point of the Great Depression, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was born. The program was designed to help unemployed and untrained young men learn new skills and earn money to support their families. This presentation provides a brief history of the Great Depression, the CCC program, and its tremendous impact on our national park and forest development. The lecture will include information on Relief archeology performed during this time, as well as information on the many groups besides the CCC working under different sources of new deal funding, at Pueblo Grande.

  7. 15th Annual Ancient Technology Day: Prehistoric & Historic

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    Join Pueblo Grande Museum for a hands-on experience, fun for the whole family, at the 15th Annual Ancient Technology Day. Visitors can try their hand at throwing an atlatl (spear), creating their own petroglyph, weaving their own cloth, and sample roasted agave slow-cooked the traditional way, in an earthen oven. Artists will be on hand to demonstrate how the Hohokam people used various technologies such as flintknapping (making of arrowheads), pottery, shell jewelry, weaving and more! Experts in historic technologies, will demonstrate skills from the Pioneer Days of Arizona such as cotton spinning, print making, and cooking. Ancient Technology Day is an official Arizona Scitech Festival event and an Arizona Archaeology and Heritage Awareness Month event. In addition to hands-on demonstrations, families can enjoy free craft activities and games, where they can practice their new ancient technology skills. Tours of the platform mound, preservation demonstrations, and the Park of Four Waters. Fry bread will also be available for purchase.