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    Petrified Forest

    National Park Arizona

Anniversary and Holiday Open House at Petrified Forest

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Date: October 21, 2008
Contact: Hallie Larsen, 928-524-6228 x274

Petrified Forest—On December 8, 2008, celebrate Petrified Forest National Park’s 102nd Anniversary!


Activities at Petrified Forest include:


  • Anniversary and Holiday Open House at the Painted Desert National Historic Landmark from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Dec. 8—enjoy hot drinks, cookies, and holiday cheer.


  • Cultural demonstrator Otto Lucio will demonstrate Zuni silversmith and jewelry-making on Dec. 8 from 10 am to 4 pm. He will have some of his beautiful work available for sale through the Petrified Forest Museum Association.


  • 10:00 am Tour of Puerco Pueblo and Petroglyphs, discover the ancestral Puebloan people.


  • 11:00 am Rainbow Forest Museum: Late Triassic Ranger Program, learn about petrified wood and the ancient environment.


  • 1:00 pm Tour of the Painted Desert Inn: look for the architectural details that reflect the region’s rich heritage, including a skylight by the CCC and murals by Hopi artist Fred Kaboti.


For more information call (928) 524-6228 weekdays, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time; or write to the Superintendent, Petrified Forest National Park, P.O. Box 2217, Petrified Forest, AZ 86028; or e-mail the park.

Did You Know?

Agate House pueblo made with petrified wood chunks

Petrified wood was so abundant when the ancestral Puebloan people were living in the area that they used it not only for stone tools but also as building material, such as the "brick" used in Agate House at Petrified Forest National Park.