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"The Hohokam: The Land and the People," the museum's main exhibit, has recently reopened in a new gallery space. Other standing installations include artifacts excavated at the site -- a Hohokam ruin -- in 1925, plus archaeological site maps and reconstruction drawings.
The museum collects and preserves exhibit materials from the site of Pueblo Grande, and is "dedicated to enhancing the knowledge of history, prehis...
Community initiative Desert ArtLAB has been working to engage the Phoenix community in important discussion and rediscovery of the Sonoran Desert's native ecology. Through a number of social, performa... More »
All right, smarty pants, you think you've got a handle on all things brainy? We've got news for you: The Valley's rife with all sorts of experts who dabble in arts, sciences, and everything in betwe... More »
Artist and Hochunk Nation of Wisconsin member Melanie Sainz draws inspiration for her beaded works from nature and her Native American heritage. Armed with her expertise on native culture and fashion, Sainz will lead a beading workshop that... More »
Right in the middle of metropolitan Phoenix, they've been digging for decades at Pueblo Grande. Usually the cache includes clay pots, shell jewelry, and stoneware -- Arizona's alkaline dirt isn't good for preserving centuries-old textiles, baskets or bones, although sometimes the intense heat has preserved impressions of such items (or even the rare footprint) onto rock. In the late 1980s, archaeologists made an usual discovery at Pueblo Grande: a group of clay animal figurines. Seven... More »
Tucked away behind State Route 143, near Sky Harbor airport, Pueblo Grande isn't easy to find -- but it sure is worth the search. This half-museum, half-archeological park transports visitors back nearly 1,500 years to the crumbling capital of the ancient Hohokam civilization.We suggest starting with the 10-minute video introduction to the prehistoric ruins before grabbing one of the museum's giant umbrellas and heading outside. Follow the winding red path to see what remains of the... More »
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