FORTY-FIFTH ANNUAL ARIZONA HISTORY CONVENTION


Convention Program

Quality Inn & Suites

Safford, Arizona

April 22 - 24, 2004

Thursday | Friday | Saturday | Sunday

Registration

Convention Sponsors


THURSDAY, April 22

3:00 p.m.--5:00 p.m. - Registration. Location: Quality Inn & Suites Lobby.

Booksellers set up. Location: Manor House Arizona Room.

6:00 p.m. No Host Bar. Location: Manor House Sunset & Sunrise rooms.

6:30 p.m. Dinner.

Program: Local History Presentations from the Gila River Valley



FRIDAY, April 23

7:30 a.m.--5:00 p.m. - Registration. Location: Quality Inn & Suites Lobby

Book Displays. Location: Manor House Arizona Room.

8:15 a.m.-- Opening Ceremony. Location: All Star Cinemas Theater #3

8:30 a.m.--9:45 a.m.

Session 1A: - Plenary Session. Location: All Star Cinemas Theater #3

An Inside Look at the Heard Museum in Its 75th Year

Introduction: Ann Marshall, Director of Collections, Education and Interpretation

Chair: Norma Jean Coulter, Life Trustee of the Heard Museum

10:00 a.m.--11:15 a.m.

Session 2A: - Graham County and the Gila River Valley.
Location: All Star Cinemas Theater #3.

Chair: Chris Angle,PresidentGraham County Historical Society.

Session 2B: - Mining Law and Legacies. Location: All Star Cinemas Theater #4.

Chair: John Lacy, Tucson.

Session 2C: - Women's Voices. Location: Manor House Sunrise Room.

Chair: Sarah Nucci, Gilbert.

Noon--1:30 p.m. - Arizona Historical Society Al Merito Luncheon. Location: Manor House Sunset & Sunrise Rooms.

2:00 p.m.--3:15 p.m.

Session 3A: - From Roads to Rails to Air. Location: All Star Cinemas Theater #3.

Chair: Patricia A. Etter, ASU Labriola National American Indian Data Center.

Session 3B: - Race and Gender in WW II Arizona. Location: All Star Cinemas Theater #4.

Chair: Mary Melcher, Arizona Historical Society.

Session 3C: - Mexican Representations in Arizona History. Location: Manor House Sunrise Room.

Chair: Vince Murray, Arizona State University.

3:30 p.m.--4:45 p.m.

Session 4A: - Exploring Arizona in the 1850s. Location: All Star Cinemas Theater #3.

Chair: Andy Wallace, Prescott.

Session 4B: - Religion and Community Building. Location: All Star Cinemas Theater #4.

Chair: Phil VanderMeer, Arizona State University

Session 4C: - The Ballot, the Vote, and Recall. Location: Manor House Sunrise Room.

Chair: Bill Phillips, Arizona State University.

Session 4D: - Coordinating Committee for History in Arizona (CCHA).
Location: Quality Inn Cotton & Copper Rooms.

Historic Preservation in a Small Town

5:30 p.m.--7:30 p.m. Reception and Dinner. Graham County Historical Society Museum, Thatcher.


SATURDAY, April 24

8:00 a.m.--noon. - Registration. Location: Quality Inn & Suites Lobby.

Book Displays. Location: Manor House Arizona Room.

8:30 a.m.--9:45 a.m.

Session 5A: - Historic Trails in and out of the Gila River Valley. Location: All Star Cinemas Theater #3.

Chair: Reba Wells Grandrud, Phoenix.

Session 5B: - Private Concerns and Public Responsibilities. Location: All Star Cinemas Theater #4.

Chair: Matthew Whitaker, Arizona State University.

Session 5C: - Indian Relations and Reservations. Location: Manor House Sunrise Room.

Chair: Peter Iverson, Arizona State University.

10:00 a.m.--11:15 a.m.

Session 6A: - Robbery, Rangers, and a Wreck. Location: All Star Cinemas Theater #3.

Chair: Larry D. Ball, Arkansas State University.

Session 6B: - Historic Preservation and Adaptive Use. Location: All Star Cinemas Theater #4.

Chair: Lydia Otero, University of Arizona.

Session 6C: - Friends of Arizona Archives (FAzA). Location: Manor House Sunrise Room.

"Ways to Organize and Maximise the Use of Archives: A Seminar for Both the Provider and the Researcher"

Presenters:

Noon--1:30 a.m. - Luncheon. Location: Manor House Sunset & Sunrise Rooms.

2:00 p.m.-- 3:30 p.m.

Session 7A: - The Gadsden Purchase: The Man, the Treaty, and the Territory. Location: All Star Cinemas Theater #3.

Chair: Thomas F. Peterson, Arizona Historical Society.

Session 7B: - What's in a Name? Location: Manor House Sunset Room.

Chair: Gordon Dudley, Scottsdale.

Session 7C: - An Uncommon Man: Ernest William McFarland, U.S. Senate Majority Leader, Arizona Governor, Arizona Chief Justice. Location: All-Star Cinemas Theatre #4.

Chair: James Babbitt, Flagstaff.

2:00 p.m.-- 5:00 p.m. - Field Trips. Walking Tour of Historic Downtown Safford. Working with local merchants, the Graham County Historical Society will provide tours of historic structures in downtown Safford. Transportation from the Manor House Convention Center will be provided. Refreshments will be served. Dankworth Pond Unit of Roper State Park. 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. A BLM archaeologist will conduct a walking tour of a recreated Indian village. Transportation to the park is required. Entrance fees will be waived, but space is limited and a convention nametag is required.

6:30 p.m. - No-host cocktails. Location: Manor House Sunset & Sunrise Rooms.

7:00 p.m. - Awards Banquet.


SUNDAY, April 25 - Wham Robbery Tour. 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. A van will depart from the Manor House Convention Center and take guests to Cottonwood Guest Ranch, Cedar Springs Ranch, Underwood Wash, Wiley Holladay Way Station, and the Wham Robbery site. Sack lunch and refreshments will be provided. Limited to 15 people. Other Sunday tours are also available. See flyer at registration table for information.

Accommodations: Quality Inn & Suites, 420 E. Hwy. 70, Safford, Arizona 85546. $85.00, plus tax, single or double. $10.00 for each extra person. Make reservations by April 5. (928) 428-3200, or 1-(877)-726-2328. www.qualityinnsafford.com. Days Inn, 520 E. Hwy. 70, Safford, Arizona 85546. $75.00, plus tax, single or double. $10.00 for each additional guest. Make reservations by April 5. (928) 428-5000. www.destinationsafford.com. Please identify yourself as attending the Arizona History Convention. Roper Lake State Park is offering convention attendees a reduced cabin rental rate of $35, campsite without electric hookup for $10, and campsite with electric hookup for $14. Phone: (928) 428-6760.

For conference information call Nancy Stonehouse or Bruce Dinges at (520) 628-5774.