McDowell Sonoran Conservancy Summer Lecture Series

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 17:30 to 18:30

Storytelling through Museum and Archival Artifacts

Join the Arizona Historical Society (AHS) in an interactive discussion to learn how to define history and what makes an object “historical”, and explore the difference between displaying an historic artifact and using it to tell a good story. AHS, like many museums, has collection vaults and archives full of interesting and priceless artifacts. Each object represents a place and time in history. But what is their value if they aren’t shared and how does one adequately tell their history? What challenges are faced by museums to present these rich and wonderful stories of the past? Participants can try their hand at becoming a museum storyteller with sample artifacts.

Presented by: Tawn Downs, Director, Central Division, Arizona Historical Society and Susan Irwin, Director, Library and Archives Division , Arizona Historical Society