Maps in Our Lives



“Maps In Our Lives” is New Exhibit at Sedona Heritage Museum

The Sedona Heritage Museum has announced the opening of their newest temporary exhibit, a display of Sedona and Arizona maps. Entitled “Maps In Our Lives”, the exhibit features almost all hand-drawn maps that include Sedona as part of their geography, yet focus on a variety of themes. Several are colorful; some are cartoonish; a few are Sedona tourism maps of the past; and others are maps that try to preserve historic routes that included Sedona before there was a “Sedona”.

“Illustrations and maps were the primary forms of mass communication before the printing press.” said Becky Kruse, Exhibits Committee Chair. “Even drawings in the sand, rocks or on rock walls told us where to go and how to get there. This is why we were interested in having this exhibit that features some of the maps in the Museum’s permanent collection.”

To augment the exhibit of maps, historical items associated with early auto travel are also featured, including a 100+ year old “duster” or car coat used by a local Sedona pioneer woman when riding in a Model T on dusty local roads. Another exhibit vignette is inspired by the book “Traveling by Tin Lizzie” by local author Laura Purtymun McBride. Laura’s book tells the story of her family’s 9-state auto trip in 1924 while the family looked for work. The vignette highlights items that “might have been” taken by the family on the road. Some 1940s era tin toy cars are also on display.        

The exhibit is scheduled through August 2019.

The Sedona Heritage Museum is located at 735 Jordan Road in Jordan Historical Park in Uptown Sedona and is open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. For more information, call 928-282-7038. 

Date:

Apr 17, 2019 - Aug 31, 2019

Location:

Sedona Heritage Museum
735 Jordan Rd.
Sedona, AZ 86336

Hours:

11 am - 3 pm 

Phone:

928-282-7038

Price:

Similar Events

  • 21st Annual Patagonia Mariachi Festival

    May 18

    21st Annual Patagonia Mariachi Festival

    A variety of Southern Arizona Mariachi bands. Featuring authentic Mexican food, hot dogs, hamburgers, kettle corn & shaved ice! Visitors may bring their own picnic basket and a Piñata for the kids! Don’t forget to bring: Plenty of water, lawn chair, sunscreen, hat. In addition, Patagonia offers fishing, birding, boat tours, and nature walks.

    Nogales, AZ

    Patagonia Lake State Park

  • 54th Annual Jerome Home & Historic Building Tour

    May 18 - May 19

    54th Annual Jerome Home & Historic Building Tour

    [May 18-19] Visit historic homes and buildings for a glimpse back in time, homes range from Victorians on Company Hill to renovated miner's shacks, self-paced, continuous shuttle service.

    Jerome, AZ

  • 29th Annual Zuni Festival of Arts and Culture

    May 25 - May 26

    29th Annual Zuni Festival of Arts and Culture

    The A:shiwi people will share Zuni language, lifeways and traditional dances and flute, see weavers, inlay jewelers, fetish carvers and painters, exotic stone, shell and antler will be carved into Zuni animal fetishes of the six directions, learn about the shaping, forming and painting of traditional Zuni pottery.

    Flagstaff, AZ

    Museum of Northern Arizona

  • Payson Memorial Day Patriotic Program

    May 27

    Payson Memorial Day Patriotic Program

    Patriotic music, flag raising, speakers.

    Payson, AZ

    Green Valley Park

  • 35th Annual Kingsmen Andy Devine Days PRCA Rodeo

    Jun 1 - Jun 2

    35th Annual Kingsmen Andy Devine Days PRCA Rodeo

    Cowboys from all over the US compete in 8 events. Includes a rodeo dance, slack competition and mutton bustin. Presented by The Kingsmen of Route 66.

    Kingman, AZ

    Mohave Country Fairgrounds

  • World Atlatl Day Competition

    Jun 1

    World Atlatl Day Competition

    Offering free admission all day, and the local primitive skills group S.A.L.T. (Study of Ancient Lifeways and Technologies) will put on an atlatl demonstration and accuracy contest, no experience is needed to join the atlatl competition.

    Phoenix, AZ

    Pueblo Grande Museum

Our website uses cookies and similar technology to provide a more personalized experience for you. By continuing to use our site, you consent to their use. For more information, please see our updated privacy policy.