**Note: the Navajo Nation observes Mountain Daylight Saving Time from March through November while the rest of Arizona observes Mountain Standard Time. When it is 1 PM in Flagstaff, Arizona it is 2 PM at Hubbell Trading Post NHS in Ganado, Arizona.**
NATIVE AMERICAN ART AUCTION
The Friends of Hubbell Trading Post NHS, in partnership with the National Park Service, present two Native American Art Auctions each year. The next auction will be on September 14, 2013. This 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 the auction, September 9 - Sepember 12, 8 AM to 4 PM. Only authentically handmade Native American art objects will be accepted in the auction and at the vendor tables.
MINI - "SHEEP IS LIFE" WORKSHOP
Each summer we host a mini-Sheep is Life workshop. The next workshop will be in July of 2013. 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.
Join Hubbell Trading Post NHS each 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
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.
Did You Know?
A chicken pull is a southwestern horse race. In the Navajo language the word for rodeo is the same word as used for chicken pull. "Naa'ahoohai"