The Yuma County Library District, in collaboration with the Arizona Historical Society, is pleased to present a special guest lecture series focusing on Arizona history and heritage. There is no charge to attend.
On Tuesday, February 7th, Greg Scott will present “Historical Missions in Arizona and New Mexico” at 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. at the Main Library. The Spanish Mission system was instrumental in the European settlement of vast areas of North and South America. Present day Sonora and Arizona saw many missions prosper and many fail in the 17th and 18th Centuries. This programs will introduce the history of mission development in the “Rim of Christendom” including the Yuma Missions established in 1780.
Greg Scott is the great-grandson of a Territorial Yuma railroader and homesteader. A third generation graduate of the University of Arizona, he enjoyed a 35 year public school teaching career. Now retired, Scott frequently leads tours to historic missions in Sonora, Baja, Chihuahua and southern Arizona. He is active in the Arizona Historical Society where he serves on the State Board.
Future guest lectures include:
Tuesday, March 14th • 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Jim Turner presents “The Mighty Colorado River: From Glaciers to the Sea”
Tuesday, April 18th • 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Rebekah Tabah-Percival presents “The Dane Coolidge Photography Collection”
The Main Library is located at 2951 S 21st Drive. For more information, call (928) 782-1871.
Funded by the Arizona Humanities Council.