Sedona Heritage Museum Presents Throwback Thursday


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Volunteer thespians take on the personas of Sedona pioneers to share stories and introduce visitors to the Museum.

The Sedona Heritage Museum is again offering a performance of “Throwback Thursday”, on Thursday, May 5, at 3:30 p.m. at the Museum.


Visitors will enjoy a glimpse of parts of the Museum through encounters with costumed reenactors. These impersonators will breathe life into several Sedona area pioneers and share a bit of that person’s life story and adventures in the Sedona of 70-120 years ago. Guests will rotate through the Museum buildings, delighting in parts of a “day-in-the life” of our early settlers and community-builders, and getting a peek at some of the hopes, dreams, and hardships in Arizona’s rustic Red Rock Country of the past.


The personalities who will present their life story are Sedona Schnebly-our town’s namesake; Dorothea Tanning-surrealist artist and Sedona resident for a time; Patty Fox-ranch wife; Jess Purtymun-original pioneer; Walter and Ruth Jordan-successful orchardists; and even a Harvey Girl revisiting the Museum’s train station. The afternoon will be overseen by a Sedona teacher from Sedona’s first school, who will act as overall hostess.


After the tour, guests will enjoy a time to socialize with each other and the reenactors while enjoying cider and home baked treats with a nod to Sedona’s agricultural past. Homesteader and renown cook Marcelina Chavez Armijo’s persona will serve the refreshments.


Guests need to be prepared to walk and stand for a little over an hour.


Tickets are limited and can be purchased at sedonamuseum.org through noon on April 6. $15/adults. Walkups welcome if spaces available.


The Sedona Heritage Museum is in Jordan Historical Park at 735 Jordan Rd. in Uptown Sedona, AZ. For more information, call 928-282-7038. This is a recurring monthly program.

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