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National Parks Store Events

January 1, 2019 @ 8:00 am - March 31, 2019 @ 5:00 pm UTC-7

The National Parks Store is operated by Western National Parks Association, a nonprofit education partner of the National Park Service since 1938. All events require a reservation unless otherwise noted. To request a reservation, please call 520-622-6014 during business hours beginning one week prior to the event.

All events require a reservation unless otherwise noted. To request a reservation, please call 520-622-6014 during business hours beginning one week prior to the event.

All events require a reservation unless otherwise noted. To request a reservation,
please call 520-622-6014 during business hours beginning one week prior to the event. Please arrive early. Seats will be forfeited five minutes prior to presentations.
The Buffalo Soldiers
Wednesday, February 13 at 2 PM only (event sold out)

Jack Lasseter shares the incredible story of the African American soldiers who enlisted in the US Army after the Civil War. Nicknamed Buffalo Soldiers by American Indians, these men played a significant role in the American Indian Wars from 1866 to the early 1890s throughout Arizona and the Southwest. Come hear a stirring tale about American patriots who should not be lost to history.

Tickets are $5 and may be purchased any time before the presentation. Tickets are nonrefundable.

Watercolor Workshop
Sunday, February 3
10 AM–4 PM

Learn the art of watercolor in this hands-on workshop led by Tucson-based artist Miera and take home one 8” × 10” quail desert scene painting of your own.

The workshop is $120 for WNPA members and $165 for nonmembers. Price includes instruction, all materials, and lunch.

Limited to 12 participants. Registration must be prepaid and is nonrefundable.

Click here to register online or call 520-622-6014.

Basket Weaving Workshop
Wednesday, March 6
10 AM–4 PM

Join Fred and Della Cruz for a hands-on Tohono O’odham basket weaving workshop, and explore the customs and designs that make this art form unique and meaningful. Each participant will weave and take home one basket.

The workshop is $130 for WNPA members and $175 for nonmembers. Price includes instruction, all materials, and lunch.

Limited to 8 participants. Registration must be prepaid and is nonrefundable.

Click here to register online or call 520-622-6014.

Oaxacan Woodcarvings Trunk Show
Saturday, February 9 & Sunday, February 10
10 AM–5 PM

Oaxacan artists Jacobo and María Ángeles will display and sell their colorful and imaginative woodcarvings. This show celebrates their dedication to Mexican folk art and sustainable artistry. Enjoy artist demonstrations throughout each day.

Click here for more information.

Hopi Katsinam Trunk Show
Saturday, February 23
10 AM–5 PM

Explore a remarkable selection of katsina, or kachina, carvings from skilled Hopi artists. Enjoy presentations about the history of this traditional Hopi art at 11 AM and 2 PM.

Click here for more information.

The North Atlantic: Newfoundland, Norway, and the Arctic with Polar Bears, Fjords, and Ice
Saturday, February 2 at 12 PM & 2 PM

Explore the North Atlantic with Shari and Richard Thompson as they discuss their travels with Lindblad Expeditions. See gorgeous Canadian maritime provinces and breathtaking Norwegian fjords as you learn about the Arctic, a region under great stress from climate change.

This presentation is free but requires a reservation. To request a reservation, please call 520-622-6014 during business hours beginning one week prior to the event.

Click here for more information.

An Armchair Walking Tour of Tucson
Wednesday, February 6 at 12 PM & 2 PM

Take a tour of Tucson from the comfort of your chair! Learn about Tucson’s history and architecture from 1860 to 1910 as you explore Main Avenue and Barrio Viejo through a PowerPoint presentation by Alan Kruse. Alan will portray John Spring, one of Tucson’s first public school teachers, to guide you through this historical journey.

This presentation is free but requires a reservation. To request a reservation, please call 520-622-6014 during business hours beginning one week prior to the event.

Click here for more information.

Tucson Audubon Society’s Living with Nature: The Little Yard that Could
Saturday, February 16 at 12 PM only

Learn how you can help enhance species diversity in your own backyard! Join Jennifer Patton and Ben Wilder as they discuss basic design layout; key plant selection and placement for attracting birds, insects, and other wildlife; and share the Tucson Audubon Society’s picks for the top five Sonoran Desert Most Valuable Plants.

This presentation is free but requires a reservation. To request a reservation, please call 520-622-6014 during business hours beginning one week prior to the event.

Click here for more information.

Moors and Christians, Olives and Wine: Tracing the Cultural and Agricultural Roots of the Southwest
Wednesday, February 20 at 12 PM & 2 PM

Learn how many of the foods, farming practices, languages, religions, architectural styles, and artisanal trades associated with the Southwest are derived from Arabic and Roman practices.

This presentation is free but requires a reservation. To request a reservation, please call 520-622-6014 during business hours beginning one week prior to the event.

Click here for more information.

Corazón Contento: Sonoran Recipes and Stories from the Heart
Wednesday, February 27 at 2 PM only

Learn what it was like to grow up in Tucson’s Hispanic community as Madeline Gallego Thorpe and Mary Tate Engels present Madeline’s collection of stories and recipes, Corazon Contento: Sonoran Recipes and Stories from The Heart.

This presentation is free but requires a reservation. To request a reservation, please call 520-622-6014 during business hours beginning one week prior to the event.

Click here for more information.

Nevertheless, She Persisted!
Wednesday, March 13 at 12 PM only

Join local author and historian Jan Cleere as she presents the incredible stories of the women who persevered in their quests to conquer and settle the territory that would become Arizona.

This presentation is free but requires a reservation. To request a reservation, please call 520-622-6014 during business hours beginning one week prior to the event.

Click here for more information.

The Renaissance of Mata Ortiz
Saturday, March 9 at 12 PM & 2 PM

Learn the fascinating story of how an American adventurer and a Mexican artist transformed a dying desert village into a home for world-class ceramics.

Running time: 54 minutes

This event is free but requires a reservation. To request a reservation, please call 520-622-6014 during business hours beginning one week prior to the event.

Click here for more information.

Tuesday, February 19
10:30 AM–12:00 PM

Join the WNPA Book Club! Each month read and discuss a book about or written by an author from the southwest. Members will take turns leading the discussion. Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of every month.

This month we’re reading The Blue Tattoo: The Life of Olive Oatman by Margot Mifflin.

For more information, contact Linda Harvey at [email protected].

Saturday, March 2

No program at The National Parks Store. Visit us at the Tucson Festival of Books!

Saturday, March 2 & Sunday, March 3
The University of Arizona
9:30 AM–5:30 PM each day

Explore The National Park Experience Pavilion at the Tucson Festival of Books. Hear panel discussions featuring award-winning authors. Learn about ancient civilizations, plants, US history, and much more. Shop for unique books, jewelry, clothing, and gifts. Listen to Edison Eskeets tell lively stories about Hubbell Trading Post.

This event is free and open to the public. Click here for more information.

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January 1, 2019 @ 8:00 am
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March 31, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
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