Phoenix Indian School Visitor Center Tours with Rosalie Talahongva
Date(s): By appointment Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Phoenix MST
Location: Phoenix Indian School Visitor Center, 300 E Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85012
Genre and Form(s): American Indian, Community, History, Indigenous
NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.
About this Event
Officially dedicated in October 2017, the Phoenix Indian School Visitor Center (PISVC) seeks to preserve the rich and complicated history of the Phoenix Indian School as a symbol of Native American strength, spirit, and resilience.
In its nearly 100 year history, the Phoenix Indian School educated thousands of students from nearly 22 tribes, leaving an enduring impact on individuals, families, and the larger community. In addition to a general tour of the Phoenix Indian School's buildings and grounds, the gallery's collection includes a variety of historical objects, artifacts, and other memorabilia showing what life was like for the students, including photographs, trophies, time capsules, yearbooks, newspaper clippings, clothing, and more. The center also features a number of oral histories from former students.
Ready to visit? The Phoenix Indian School Visitor Center is available for tours by appointment Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Phoenix MST. To schedule a tour, just complete the form below. To learn more about the Phoenix Indian School Visitor Center, you can visit their website.
Looking for more events? Remember the Phoenix Indian School with Rosalie and Patty Talahongva on March 6, visit the Heard Museum, or view the full schedule for the NEA Big Read today at http://piper.asu.edu/nea-big-read/schedule.
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About the NEA Big Read
This event is presented as part the NEA Big Read: Phoenix, celebrating Indigenous literary arts and culture in the Valley with over 25 talks, workshops, performances, book clubs, art exhibits other virtual events inspired by The Round House by Louise Erdrich. The NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. The NEA Big Read: Phoenix is presented by the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University with additional support from Arizona Humanities, Phoenix Public Library, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Humanities Division at ASU. Find events, meet our partners, and start reading today at http://piper.asu.edu/big-read.
Support Indigenous Communities
The Phoenix Indian Center is the oldest American Indian non-profit organization of its kind in the United States, providing workforce development, cultural enrichment, and other vital services to Indigenous communities throughout the Valley for over 70 years. To support their work, visit their website at https://phxindcenter.org/financial-support/, click the donate button, enter an amount, and enter "NEA Big Read" in the description. Please consider making a gift to the Phoenix Indian Center today.