CASA GRANDE, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, in partnership with the Arizona Humanities Council and Friends of Casa Grande Ruins, is kicking off the 2016 Speaker Series.
The lecture series is open to the public and will takes place each Wednesday at noon from now through Feb. 24 at the Casa Grande Ruins visitor center auditorium, located at 1100 W. Ruins Drive, Coolidge, AZ.
Lectures and discussions will last approximately one hour. For more information and a schedule of upcoming speakers, please visit www.nps.gov/cagr/, or call (520) 723-3172. Search for Casa Grande Ruins National Monument on Facebook for updates and daily posts!
List of speakers for 2016:
- Jan. 27 - Bernard G. Siquieros of the Tohono O’odham Nation
- Feb. 3 - Matt Guebard of the National Park Service
- Feb. 10 - Allen Dart from Old Pueblo Archaeology Center
- Feb. 17 - Kenneth Zoll from Verde Valley Archaeology Center
- Feb. 24 - Robin Pinto who has written numerous histories for southern Arizona National Parks
Casa Grande Ruins National Monument protects the multi-story Great House and the ruins of other ancient structures built by the people of the Sonoran Desert over 800 years ago. Established as the nation's first archeological reserve in 1892, the Ruins sparked the beginning of the archeological preservation movement in America.
The Monument is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. except for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Directions and additional information are available on the Monument's website.