Sean Morton of Morton Appraisals LLC in Scottsdale, AZ will be joining us at the Mohave Museum to
evaluate your fine art, antique porcelain or pottery, clocks, silver, jewelry, Asian works of art,
Native American art as well as furniture pieces by photograph.
Sean is a certified, licensed and insured personal property appraiser and member of the
Antique Appraisal Association of America.
Sean also works as an auction representative helping clients consign to nationally recognized auction houses.
Join us Saturday June 12th, from 9am to 4pm.
Appointments are necessary.
To purchase your ticket and set your appointment
contact the Museum at 928-753-3195
or stop by Monday through Friday from 9am to 3:30pm.
There will be a maximum of 3 items per person.
1st item is $20
2nd and 3rd items are $15 per item.
Please no coins, stamps or guns.
Bob Boze Bell,
author, artist, Arizona Historian and former
Kingman resident, has generously donated one of his paintings as well as one of his books to be raffled
in a benefit for the Museum.
The framed painting entitled:
"Doc Holliday in Colorado"
along with his book titled:
"The Illustrated Life and Times of Doc Holliday"
will be raffled February 12, 2021.
Tickets are currently on sale at the
Mohave Museum of History and Arts at
400 W. Beale Street in downtown Kingman.
You may also purchase tickets by phone at
Tickets are priced at 1 for $5 or 5 for $20
Items are being raffled as a pair.
Ticket holders need not be present to win.
All proceeds will benefit the museum.
Due to Covid date/event is subject to change.
Congratulations to local businessman Steve Wagner on winning the Antique Quilt!! Thank you Steve for supporting the Mohave Museum as well as The Sounds of Kingman!
We appreciate you!!
Donations to benefit the Museum are greatly appreciated but not required to attend.
All are Welcome!
The Mohave Museum of History and Arts
THE 40TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS GATHERING
Local resident and author Roger Smith
will be holding a book signing on
Friday March 4th
from 1pm to 4pm at the
Mohave Museum of History and Arts.
Mr. Smith's book detailing the guano operation at Granite Gorge located at the west end of the Grand Canyon, will be available for purchase at the event.
There will also be a viewing of the film,
"The Treasure of Granite Gorge".
You won't want to miss this footage!!
Our Time, Our History presents:
For the Love of Turquoise
January 15, 2022 at 1pm at the Mohave Museum.
Dr. Jay Cravath
for a trip back in western musical history.
Miners, Cowboys and Washerwomen:
The Worksongs of Arizona.
In a narrative and musical portrait of working-class music, Dr. Cravath explores its roots and rhythms in our state. From Hopi basket songs, the cotton fields of Chandler and the crooked streets of Jerome, songs were companions to the immigrants who explored and built our state.
Through performance and discussion, these tales, which reveal so much of the nature and
character of a people, are explored.
Free and open to the public!
Please join us on
Saturday, May 28, 2022 at 9:00 am
at the Mohave Museum of History and Arts
for the presentation of
The Dr. Reba Grandrud Collection.
The collection consists of 15 Roy Purcell pieces of various mining and Native American subjects.
We are honored that Dr. Grandrud chose the Mohave Museum to house this collection.
Dr. Grandrud will be in attendance for the presentation, as will the artist, Roy Purcell.
Dr. Reba Grandrud has dedicated decades to researching and writing Southwest history. She has contributed to the American West historiography with several publications. Her focus on local history led to her involvement in multiple historical societies and several trail organizations. She served as Heritage Fund Planner and Coordinator of the National Register of Historic Places for Arizona and the State Historic Preservation Office. Dr. Grandrud was also director of the Arizona Historical Society Museum in Papago Park, Phoenix, AZ. In addition to these prestigious positions, she served on the board of the Arizona Women’s Hall of Fame, a group that honors women who have “positively affected Arizona and its communities”. Dr. Grandrud’s contribution to education is evident not only in her scholarship but also in her links to organizations like Westerners International which promotes the rich culture of the American West. Among her many accolades Dr. Grandrud is the recipient of the Sharlot Hall Award for her dedication to the promotion and preservation of Arizona History.
Roy Purcell has become an icon of Mohave County public memory and its interpretation. His work on the original Mohave Museum with his “Mohave Epic” set a precedent for the museum of the symbiotic relationship between history and art. His ability to see art in so many aspects of the desert landscape, led to his painting of the Chloride Rock Murals in the 1960s. Roy’s own experiences in Mohave County, including his mining work in the Tennessee Mine, is evident in the subjects of his work.
His depiction of mines, in various stages of abandonment provide a glimpse at a past quickly fading into lost memory. Thanks to Roy’s efforts, the images are preserved and the discussion of their role in history continues. His attention to Native American culture and the reverence he shows towards it, is conveyed in pieces such as “Dark Anima” and “Journey of Lomaki”. Roy also served as Director of the Mohave Museum from January 1967 to July 1970.
February 12, 2022 at 1pm at the Mohave Museum of History and Arts
Carrie Cannon presents:"Plants of the Mojave Desert and the Traditional Tribal Uses".
Although the desert may seem like a desolate landscape devoid of life, it is actually home to hundreds of unique species. Some are only visible or appear alive for a short time, others grow for hundreds of years, and many are not found anywhere else on earth.
Participants will learn about the many traditional Tribal plants uses, what plant life makes North American Deserts so unique, and how the Mojave Desert stands apart from the rest of America.
The evening air will carry lovely new sounds, as well as some not heard by ears in a generation or two, and the sights should be just as spectacular thanks to beautiful machines such as this 1967 Ford Mustang and
1962 Chevrolet Corvette!
Contact 928-715-6333 for general information.
Come get yer kicks and participate in the un-veiling of the newest Museum Exhibit!
DURING WORLD WAR II, OVER 1,000 WOMEN SERVED IN THIS capacity, freeing male pilots for combat roles at a critical time of the war. The WASP ferried planes from factories to embarkation points; performed engineer test flying of repaired aircraft; and did target towing for gunnery training. By the spring of 1944, every P-51 Mustang flown in combat had already been flown by a WASP. This presentation shares their stories as fliers, patriots, and women who had to fight for the right to be called veterans. Natalie J. Stewart-Smith has been an educator for over 25 years and has taught at all levels. As a former Army officer and historian, she is interested in women’s contributions to the military, particularly those who served as military aviators.
Saturday March 5th at 1pm at the Mohave Museum of History and Arts...
local author, historian and pod caster Jim Hinckley presents:
"History of The Great American Road Trip"
"From Alexander Winton's ill fated attempt to drive across the country in 1901
to Desi and Lucy's epic odyssey in "The Long, Long Trailer", the great American road trip was woven into the national tapestry. It continues today with the obsession over Route 66, the quintessential American road trip.
In this presentation author Jim Hinckley shares the fascinating stories of Dr. Jackson's epic coast to coast adventure as the first person to drive coast to coast. He also shares the story behind Emily Post's "By Motor to The Golden Gate",
Edsel Ford's trip to California in the summer of 1915, the history of Airstream trailers, and the evolution of Route 66 from highway to icon.
Antiques and Collectibles Appraisal Fair
WE ARE BAAACCCKKKK!!!!
After dealing with the pandemic last year and not being able to have our
Annual Christmas Gathering
we are back with a very special program!
This year we will be featuring our very own local HULL SISTERS, Barbara Pike and Melissa Brown,
as well as a small group performing a variety of Christmas music on various instruments.
There will also be some very funny and interesting stories and poems.
This is a program you won’t want to miss!!
We will kick off the holiday season with a good old-fashioned sing along with audience participation!
This amazing event will be held on
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2021 at 2:00 p.m.,
at the Mohave Museum,
400 West Beale Street in Downtown Kingman.
At the end of the program there will be a drawing for the Antique Quilt
that the Mohave Museum and Sounds of Kingman are raffling off.
So, please mark this date and come join us for a fun-filled musical program for the whole family to enjoy.
Admission is free and refreshments will be served after the program.
For more information, please call 928-753-3195.
We would also like to thank each and everyone of you for your loyalty and support all through this pandemic.
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