Sedona Public Library gives you tools and resources to help you learn the history of Sedona and Northern Arizona. Through lectures and the Culture Pass program, which offers free admission to cultural attractions in Arizona, we hope you’ll become better informed about the place you call home or visit.
Local history will be featured in a special presentation in the Library’s Si Birch Community Room on Wednesday, March 27, at 6:30 p.m.
Clancy Sage, a docent at the Sedona Heritage Museum and board member of the Sedona Historical Society, will be presenting “The Early Settlers of the Sedona Area.” The lecture will cover the earliest pioneer settlers who came to our region in the late 1800s. Sage will focus on the stories of how they came here and what contributions they made to begin the settlement of Sedona.
The talk will also cover the arrival of the Schnebly family in 1901, their story, and how we got our town name. This presentation will be the first is a series of lectures Clancy will deliver at the Library on Sedona history.
Be sure to also visit the Sedona Heritage Museum, which was once a homestead for the Jordan family and is focused on the lifestyles and works of the people who pioneered this community, from 1876 to the present Here you’ll also learn about the former orchard industry and movies made in Sedona. Check out a Culture Pass at the Library for free admission to the museum.
Join us on Friday, April 5, at 10:30 a.m. in the community room to hear author Roger Naylor speak on Route 66’s fascinating history. His book “Arizona Kicks on Route 66” is the featured book for the Library’s Read Around Sedona 2019 initiative. Naylor’s books will be for sale following the program, and he will be available to sign them.
To learn more about Route 66, check out the three-in-one Culture Pass, giving you admission to the Route 66 Museum, the Mohave Museum, and the Bonelli House. These museums explore the diverse history of Northern Arizona, from the artwork and history of the Hopi, Hohokam, Hualapai, and Navajo tribes to the history of the early settlers and ranchers. Whether you make it a day trip or a special stop on your way west, there is a lot in store for you in Kingman.
In addition to the passes already mentioned, we offer Culture Passes to other venues in Northern Arizona and in the Phoenix area. In order to take advantage of the program, you’ll need to have a library card. Passes are available on a first-come, first-served basis, with a limit of one pass per cardholder at a time.
Please visit our website, sedonalibrary.org, for complete Culture Pass program details and restrictions, to see which passes are currently available, and for links to participating locations.
Sedona Public Library is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Programs like the Culture Pass program are made possible thanks to the generous donations of individuals and foundations. To make a tax-deductible donation, please visit our website.
Sedona Public Library
Column for March 15, 2019
Written by: Virginia Volkman, Library Director
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