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Member's Trip to The Easton Collection Center at Museum of Northern Arizona


Member's Trip to The Easton Collection Center at Museum of Northern Arizona
Date/Time
Registration Begins
1/30/2024 2:00 PM
Last Day To Register
3/12/2024 4:00 PM
Location
460 W. Finnie Flat Road
Camp Verde, AZ 86322, US
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Members Tour of The Easton Collection Center at Museum of Northern Arizona

Monday, March the 18th: 10:00am 

$40 Per Person: Includes admission

Limit of 10 Participants 

Join Richard McGaugh and Monica Buckle for a behind-the-scenes visit to the Easton Collection Center at Museum of Northern Arizona (MNA). We have the privilege of being guided through the impressive collections by Tony Thibodeau, MNA's Director of Research and Collections and Signe Valentinsson, Collections Manager. 

 

The Easton Collection Center (ECC) houses most of MNA’s collection, and is an architectural masterpiece combining the most advanced environmental design techniques with the worldviews of the region’s Native people. Dedicated in June 2009, the ECC is named in honor of the facility’s donors, Betsy and Harry Easton. The ECC provides a stable and secure environment for collections, with optimal ranges of temperature and humidity; a fire suppression system; protection from insect damage; and a high degree of security.

 

Built in consultation with a Native American Advisory Committee, the building faces East to greet the rising sun and has a curving shape to invoke the cycles of life. The building lobby captures dramatic views of the sacred San Francisco Peaks. A glazed solar aperture next to the main entry door casts rays from the rising sun onto the structure’s inner door on the vernal and autumnal equinoxes and marks the path between the summer and winter solstices on the inner wall of the building’s vestibule. The exterior landscape design consists of plants native to this region.

 

After the tour we will head over to Delhi Palace Cuisine of India restaurant, where we can discuss the tour over fabulous traditional Indian food. 

 

Itinerary

Meet at the Easton Collection Center at 9:45am. The tour starts promptly at 10:00am.

After the tour we will drive to Delhi Palace Cuisine of India restaurant. Please know, lunch is a separate fee. 

 

Addresses

Easton Collection Center (across the highway from the museum) 

3100 N Fort Valley Road 

Flagstaff, AZ 86001

 

Delhi Palace Cuisine of India 

2500 South Woodlands Village Blvd #8 (in a strip mall)

Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Cost
$40.00 per Participant

Center Offices and Museum
460 W. Finnie Flat Road, Camp Verde, AZ 86322

Native American Heritage Pathway & Garden
330 N. Homestead Parkway, Camp Verde, AZ

Center Offices and Museum
385 S. Main St., Camp Verde, AZ 86322

Native American Heritage Pathway & Garden
330 N. Homestead Parkway, Camp Verde, AZ