When: Monday, Jan 29 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Where: Vivace Restaurant

Cost: $69.00 for 1 session(s)

Type: In Person


Instructor: William L Bird Jr is Curator Emeritus at the National Museum of American History - Smithsonian Institution and author of In the Arms of Saguaros: Iconography of the Giant Cactus, published by the University of Arizona Press.
William L Bird Jr

Discover the intriguing history of saguaro cactus imagery that followed the railroad’s progress through the Sonoran Desert in the early 1880s —resulting in transplanted displays from Southern Pacific depots to world’s fairs that acquainted Americans with the plants firsthand. The use of highly imaginative images by the tourism industry after WWII continues to the present day, making the saguaro an icon of the American West.

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