There is no additional fee for the special presentation, but visitors must enter the visitor center and pay the usual park entrance fees. In the atrium, Mrs. Pablo will be making baskets as well as selling recently made baskets she has created this past year. Mrs. Pablo will be available from10 am to 4 pm.
Try it yourself stations staffed by the park volunteers will permit park visitors to process yucca, practice weaving, braid a yucca fiber rope, make a yucca paint brush, grind paint from pigment rocks, and paint their own pictograph. Highpoints will include an 11 am demonstration of 4 different methods of making baskets and a 1 pm session on agave and yucca and their many uses.
Initiated in 1983 by the State Historic Preservation Office and the Governor's Ad Hoc Archaeology Advisory Group (now the Arizona Archaeology Advisory Commission), Arizona Archaeology and Heritage Awareness Month is a program of events and activities that takes place in March of each year. Activities are offered throughout the month to inform the public about archaeology in our state.
Casa Grande Ruins National Monument protects the multi-story ‘Great House’ and the ruins of other ancient structures built by the people of the Sonoran Desert over 800 years ago. Established as the nation’s first archeological reserve in 1892, the Ruins sparked the beginning of the archeological preservation movement in America. The Monument is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. except for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Directions and additional information are available on the Monument’s website, http://www.nps.gov/cagr, or you may call (520) 723-3172.