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Apr 21

Skirting Traditions Lecture Series - Barbara Bayless Lacy on Anna Moore Shaw

Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 2:00 PM

Sharlot Hall Museum - 415 W. Gurley St., Prescott

Anna Moore Shaw, Pima Indian and preserver of oral Pima stories with her collection "Pima Indian Legends" and her autobiography, "A Pima Past." Anna was born in or around 1898 in an olas kih, the Pima Indians' traditional round brush-house on the Gila River Pima Indian Reservation, about thirty miles south of Phoenix. Her first book was a collection of Pima stories; the next, her autobiography, A Pima Past. In addition, she edited a tribal newsletter and produced a number of plays.

Barbara Bayless Lacy received a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri. Her career was a mix of newspaper and magazine writing and public relations. She wrote for the Arizona Republic (Phoenix, Arizona) and Scottsdale Magazine (Scottsdale, Arizona), among others. In the 1970s, she lived on the Navajo reservation and researched the Navajos' use of native plants (with Vernon Mayes) for a book titled Nanise': A Navajo Herbal (1989). She worked in public relations for Jewish Hospital, St Louis, Missouri; and State Compensation Fund and Maricopa Skill Center, both of Phoenix, Arizona. She has been state and district president during her three-three years in Arizona Press Women.

$3 for members, $5 for non-members. Space is limited, so please call 928-445-3122 to RSVP.

Skirting Traditions: Arizona Women Writers and Journalists 1912-2012, an anthology, chronicles the lives and accomplishments of 28 Arizona women who exhibited resilience, creativity and the grit to survive, whether on the frontier of a young state or in a male-dominated profession. These are women who in their time, by "skirting traditions," were often controversial. The narratives in "Skirting Traditions" move forward from the beginning of statehood in 1912 to the modern day, describing daring feats, patriotic actions, and amazing accomplishments by women profiled. Please visit the Sharlot Hall Museum store to purchase your own copy of this book for $22.95.

In 2012, the book was designated an Arizona Centennial Legacy Project by the Arizona Historical Advisory Commission. Eighteen award winning members of the Arizona Press Women, sponsored by the National Federation of Press Women Education Fund, each penned a chapter for this project. Proceeds from book sales will fund college scholarships in Arizona.

To celebrate this centennial project Sharlot Hall Museum is pleased to present a series of lectures by each of the authors of Skirting Traditions throughout 2013.

For more information, please visit the Sharlot Hall Museum website.

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