• The Great House at Casa Grande Ruins stands out for miles

    Casa Grande Ruins

    National Monument Arizona

NPS Centennial

The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016. To us, it's not about cakes and candles — it's about being an organization ready to take on the challenges of our second century. Our blueprint to get there — A Call to Action — outlines the innovative work we want to accomplish. Casa Grande Ruins National Monument is a big part of this effort. Take a look at what we're doing locally and get involved!

 

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  • Arizona SciTech Fest- Casa Grande Union High School

    hands holding reproduction pump drills

    How do you define technology? Is it true that Native Americans 800 years ago had no technology? Is "simple" technology easy to use? Park staff took materials to the schools as part of the Arizona SciTech Fest initiative and discussed ancient technology with students. Read more

  • Ancient Technology Day- Agave & Yucca Processing

    female park volunteer holding woven burden basket

    No plastic storage containers, what are you going to do with your goods? Weaving a basket may sound like a reasonable solution but what is involved with making a basket? Park staff led visitors in exploring this topic in demonstrations and other programs. Read more

  • Ancient Technology Day- Trade

    table with reproduction items representing ancient trade goods

    How would you do as an ancestral trader? Would you be able to create the useful or artful items that would be in demand? This program discussed trade and let park visitors try their hand at several skills. Read more

  • Ancient Technology Day- Building Skills

    bowl with mud and hands covered in plastic gloves

    Could you build a home using soil that would last hundreds of years? Why not give it a try? Park rangers and volunteers gave visitor that chance during park events. Read more

  • House of Many Stories

    Actors in costumes from the Hohokam era stand in a circle in front of the Superstition Mountains

    House of Many Stories is the title of the new park film at Casa Grande Ruins. It incorporates oral history interviews, historical vignettes, and captivating modern views to tell the story of the Casa Grande in an entirely new manner. Read more

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