SOUTHEAST LIBRARY PRESENTS ARIZONA CENTENNIAL EXPERIENCE
The Southeast Regional Library will celebrate Arizona's Centennial in a whimsical event of family-friendly activities and fun on Saturday, April 21, 1-4 p.m.
A portion of the library will be transformed into an interactive "living museum" packed with original artifacts, period replicas, artisans, performers and historians. Activities will commence every half-hour in which participants can grind corn, practice roping skills, learn Hispanic or pioneer dances, review Arizona's film industry, and play games from the 1800s.
Representatives from the Gilbert Historical Museum, Mesa's Arizona Museum of Natural History and Chandler's Railway Museum will share their knowledge about Arizona's pathway to statehood. Performers from Ballet Folklorico Algeria, local film historian Doug Cunningham, and re-enactors of the Civil War are slated to entertain and educate. Legacies of the Hohokam Indians will also be presented.
Families can take photographs next to a period camp setting and talk with costumed historians while they learn about Arizona's rich history and diverse cultures.
For more information about Southeast Library's Centennial event, call (602) 652-3000. To learn more about the resources provided by Southeast and Maricopa County Library District's other 16 libraries, visit www.mcldaz.org.