Cultural Demonstrations

several pots are manipulated by tongs in a firepit

Firing pottery at Painted Desert Inn.

NPS

The Cultural Demonstrator Program at Petrified Forest National Park provides the opportunity for local artisans to share their history and traditional crafts with park visitors. Demonstrations can be seen regularly during the spring and summer at Painted Desert Inn.

The park is pleased to promote awareness and appreciation for the history and diverse cultures of the region. Our demonstrators help connect us to ancient peoples, intertribal relationships, European-descent cultures, and even Route 66 history.

 

August Cultural Demonstrators

08/01 Saturday Alice Hawthorne and Family—Navajo Weaving/Beading
08/02 Sunday Alice Hawthorne and Family—Navajo Weaving/Beading
08/03 Monday Alice Hawthorne and Family—Navajo Weaving/Beading
08/04 Tuesday Alice Hawthorne and Family—Navajo Weaving/Beading

08/05 Wednesday Jane Benally—Navajo Weaving/Beading
08/06 Thursday Jane Benally—Navajo Weaving/Beading
08/07 Friday Jane Benally—Navajo Weaving/Beading
08/08 Saturday Jane Benally—Navajo Weaving/Beading

08/09 Sunday The Goodlucks—Navajo Silversmiths/Beading

08/10 Monday LeeAnn Goatson—Navajo Weaving/Beading

08/11 Tuesday The Morris Family—Navajo Silversmiths
08/12 Wednesday The Morris Family—Navajo Silversmiths

08/13 Thursday The John Family—Navajo Silversmiths/Beading
08/14 Friday The John Family—Navajo Silversmiths/Beading
08/15 Saturday The John Family—Navajo Silversmiths/Beading
08/16 Sunday The John Family—Navajo Silversmiths/Beading

08/17 Monday LeeAnn Goatson—Navajo Weaving/Beading
08/18 Tuesday LeeAnn Goatson—Navajo Weaving/Beading
08/19 Wednesday LeeAnn Goatson—Navajo Weaving/Beading
08/20 Thursday LeeAnn Goatson—Navajo Weaving/Beading

08/21 Friday The Morris Family—Navajo Silversmiths
08/22 Saturday The Morris Family—Navajo Silversmiths
08/23 Sunday The Morris Family—Navajo Silversmiths
08/24 Monday The Morris Family—Navajo Silversmiths

08/25 Tuesday Alberta and Weaver Selina—Hopi Basket Weaver/Silversmith
08/26 Wednesday Alberta and Weaver Selina—Hopi Hopi Basket Weaver/Silversmith
08/27 Thursday Alberta and Weaver Selina—Hopi Hopi Basket Weaver/Silversmith
08/28 Friday Alberta and Weaver Selina—Hopi Hopi Basket Weaver/Silversmith

08/29 Saturday The Goodlucks—Navajo Silversmith/Beading
08/30 Sunday The Goodlucks—Navajo Silversmith/Beading

08/31 Monday Alice Hawthorne and Family—Navajo Weaving/Beading

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