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Virginia Mungovan, Manager

For Immediate Release

Arizona History and Culture Virtual Speaker Presentation June 8

Surprise, AZ (May 5, 2021)
Experience stories of Arizona history and culture at a speaker event presented by the Surprise Arts and Cultural Advisory Commission in partnership with Arizona Humanities.

A local expert from Arizona Humanities’ AZ Speaks program will present on the following topic:

June 8, 11 a.m. – Noon
The 1894 Lowell Expedition to Arizona 
(Speaker: Kevin Schindler)

This presentation tells the story of an Easterner named Andrew Douglass who explored Arizona Territory in 1894 in search of an ideal site to establish an astronomical observatory for Bostonian Percival Lowell. Traveling by train and stagecoach, he visited Tombstone, Tucson, Tempe, Prescott and Flagstaff. This expedition is a classic tale of western adventure with a twist of scientific intrigue.

The event is free. Registration is required. To register, visit: Webinar Registration - Zoom

Please note, this virtual event is not run by the City of Surprise and the security of the online platform has not been validated by the city.

For more information, please contact Surprise Arts and Cultural Advisory Commissioner Kathie Morgan at 623.594.3963. 

City of Surprise 16000 N. Civic Center Plaza Surprise, AZ 85374 | Phone: 623-222-1000