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Jun 30

Skirting Traditions Lecture Series - Elizabeth Lewis on Yndia Smalley Moore

Sunday, June 30, 2013 at 2:00 PM

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

Yndia Smalley Moore was born on June 28, 1902, in the Arizona Territory where her family had deep roots. She was the daughter and granddaughter of Arizona newsmen. After attending class at the University of Arizona she created the publication that became the Journal of Arizona History and edited her father's reminiscences in "My Adventures in Arizona: Leaves from a Reporter's Notebook."

Elizabeth Bruening-Lewis, PhD, a retired professor of humanities at Arizona State University, is widely recognized for her three works of contemporary fiction, which are filled with meticulously researched Arizona History. They are To Live or Die in Arizona, Dry Death Arizona, and Deadly Deception in Arizona. She also is author of two nonfiction books: The power of Sacred Images: A Guide to the Treasures of Early Christian Art and The Twilight of the First Millennium. A graduate of Vassar College, Elizabeth received an master of arts in philosophy from Arizona State University and doctorate in medieval history from Georgetown University. She was women's editor of the Evening American (1963-1965), a volunteer at the Phoenix Art Museum, and a board member of the Arizona Nature Conservancy.

$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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