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    Hubbell Trading Post

    National Historic Site Arizona

Hubbell Trading Post Auctions

A Navajo rug being sold at auction.

A Teec Nos Pos design Navajo rug at the auction.

Photo by Ann Smith.




Held e
ach May and September

The Friends of Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site, in partnership with the National Park Service, conduct two Native American Art Auctions at the park each year. Over 400 items are offered in each auction including contemporary and antique Navajo weavings, Pueblo Katsina dolls, pottery, paintings, carvings and baskets from several tribes ranging in price from just $20 to over $4000. The auctions begin at noon, daylight saving time with the preview from 9:00 to 11:00 am.

In addition to the auction the Hubbell family home is open for tours in the morning and the trading post store will be open throughout the day. Arts, crafts and food vendors will also be on-site for your enjoyment.

The event takes place outdoors in a big tent at the National Historic Site in Ganado, Arizona on Highway 264 (1/2 mile west of Highway 191).

Previewing baskets at auction.

Baskets offered in the auction.

NPS photo by E. Chamberlin

Artists will register their items for the auction from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM; Monday through Thursday the week of each auction. Auction items are registered and sold in numeric order so artists are encouraged to register early to secure low lot numbers. We do not accept items for the auction on Friday and Saturday.

Food and arts and crafts vendors booth reservations must be made in advance. Contact the Friends of Hubbell Trading Post NHS, Inc. for details. www.friendsofhubbell.org Vendors are responsible for bringing their own table and chairs. Only authentically handmade Native American art objects will be accepted in the auction and at the vendor tables.

For more information, please call the park at (928) 755-3475 and click: www.friendsofhubbell.org or send an e-mail the park to the park.

Did You Know?

Bread baking, 140 loaves at a time.

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.