DECEMBER LUMINARIA NIGHT
Over 700 luminarias will be placed on the grounds of the National Historic Site and their candles lit for this annual holiday celebration. The Spanish words luminaria and farrolito mean little lights or flames. This Hispanic tradition is widely practiced in New Mexico and has been presented at Hubbell Trading Post each December since the early 1990s.
NATIVE AMERICAN ART AUCTIONS
The Friends of Hubbell Trading Post NHS, in partnership with the National Park Service, present two Native American Art Auctions each year. The auctions are held in May and September. Thes auction will include contemporary and antique Navajo textiles, Pueblo Katsina dolls, pottery, paintings, carvings and baskets from many tribes. Preview for the auction is from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. with the auction beginning at noon. Auction artwork will be available in everyone's price range from just $20 to well over $4000.
In addition to the auction, arts, crafts and food vendors will be available during the day and the trading post store will be open for your enjoyment.
Each event is held outdoors in a big tent at the National Historic Site in Ganado, Arizona.
Artists must enter their work for each auction during the week of the event, Monday through Thursday, 8 AM to 4 PM. Only authentically handmade Native American art objects will be accepted in each auction and at the vendor tables.
Join Hubbell Trading Post NHS in September & October for the autumn Farmer's Market! The market offers produce grown in the Hubbell garden and the Ganado community.
For more information call or email the park staff: 928-755-3475
"SHEEP TO RUG" WORKSHOP
Each summer the staff at Hubbell host a special "Sheep Lifeways" workshop. The next workshop will be in July of 2014. Call 928-755-3475 for details.
At the Hubbell workshop you will learn the role Churro sheep play in Navajo culture and meet the Hubbell Trading Post NHS Navajo Churro sheep. Hands-on learning will include, dyeing, spinning, and weaving.
Did You Know?
Baking bread was a full time job at Hubbell Trading Post in the early part of the 20th century. The bread was sold in the trading post and served on the family dinner table.