Getting Ready for 2016
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!
Youth Conservation Corps and Native American Conservation Corps members worked hard at the park and worked even harder during educational field trips. From harvesting saguaro fruits to weaving traditional Tohono O'odham baskets with other educational days and tool use the summer was busy and fun. Read more
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
Did You Know?
The ancient Sonoran Desert people made shell jewelry bracelets, rings, necklaces and pendants. Some of the jewelry was inlaid with turquoise, others had designs etched into the surface. The shells were acquired from as far away as the Pacific Ocean and the Gulf of California.