MUSEUMSARIZONA HISTORICAL SOCIETY. 949 E. Second St. 628-5774. Continuing through January 31: The Influence of Oriental Rug Designs on Navajo Weaving. Continuing through December: The Arizona Rough Riders: The Cowboy Regiment. This exhibit looks at the pivotal role the Rough Riders played in the Spanish-American War, and the Riders' Arizona origin. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.
OPEN HOUSE. Arizona Historical Society. 949 E. Second St. 628-5774. Tour over 10,000 square feet of space displaying more than 750,000 photographs, 50,000 books, 24,000 artifacts, 5,000 maps and much more from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, December 11.
ARIZONA STATE MUSEUM. UA campus, University Boulevard east of Park Avenue. 621-6302. Continuing through December 31: Visions and Voices, an exhibit of over 80 portraits of American Indian students and faculty at The University of Arizona, by local artist Michael Shipman. Ongoing: The Hohokam: Ancient Farmers of the Desert, an exhibition on the irrigation systems, jewelry and ceramics of the early Hohokam people. Paths of Life: American Indians of the Southwest explores the origins, history and life today of American Indians in Arizona and Northwest Mexico. Mexican Masks: Faces of the Fiesta includes 300 colorful Mexican folk masks. Ancient Images: Plants and Animals of the Prehistoric Southwest features more than 100 examples of plants and animals in prehistoric art. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Sunday, and admission is free.
FORT LOWELL MUSEUM. 2900 N. Craycroft Road. 885-3832. On permanent display: The View From The Barracks, a photographic exhibit allowing a look at the daily life of enlisted men in the garrisons of the Southwest; and We Served At Fort Lowell, an exhibit documenting army life at the fort.
PIMA AIR & SPACE MUSEUM. 6000 E. Valencia Road. 574-9658.
The museum regularly displays 185 military, commercial, and civilian
aircraft, including a full-scale mock-up of Kitty Hawk, a presidential
plane used by news media and JFK during the 1960s, tours of the
mighty Titan missile silo, numerous photos, air and space uniforms
and memorabilia. Hours are 9 a.m. to
SOSA-CARRILLO-FRÉMONT HOUSE. 151 S. Granada Ave. 622-0956. Continuing through January 29: Christmas in Arizona Territory, an exhibit of antique Christmas presents, ornaments, and historic toys from the collection of the Arizona Historical Society. Exhibit hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.
TOWN HALL MUSEUM. Old Tucson Studios' new Town Hall Museum features three exhibits celebrating the history of Arizona and the culture of the American West. In partnership with the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and the Bisbee Mining and Historical Museum, Old Tucson Studios presents Minerals of Bisbee. An expanded History in the Movies exhibit tells the story of a deserted landscape becoming America's premier Western Film Studio, and includes rare costumes, photos and movie posters. Shamanism, Magic and The Busy Spider tells the history of the Abenaki Indians through the artwork of their people.
TUCSON CHILDREN'S MUSEUM. 200 S. Sixth Ave. 792-9985. The museum features hands-on science and art activities from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, and 1:30 to 3 p.m. Sunday. Museum hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Last admission is 30 minutes prior to closing. Admission is $3 for kids 2 to 16, $5 for adults and $4 for seniors. "After school special": 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, admission is only $2 per person. The third Sunday of every month is free for all. Call 792-9985 for information.
VETERANS MUSEUM. MarketPlace USA. 3750 E. Irvington Road. 740-9429. Displays depict contributions made by area veterans. Hours are noon to 9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Volunteer docents are needed.
DOCENT CALL. Tucson Children's Museum. 200 S. Sixth Ave. 792-9985. The museum is currently offering docent training. Interested individuals should contact Mary Lynn at 792-9985, ext. 102.
HISTORIC BLOCK TOURS. Docents at the Tucson Museum of Art lead guided tours through the Casa Cordova, Romero House, the Goodman Pavilion and the Corbett House. The tour begins at the main entrance of the museum each Wednesday and Thursday mornings at 11 a.m. Admission is $2.
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