Bandelier National Monument, New Mexico — Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site is bringing its Navajo Rug Trunk Show to Bandelier National Monument Friday through Sunday, August 18–20 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Visitors will experience the culture and heritage of the Navajo people with hundreds of handcrafted Navajo rugs straight from Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site, a Western National Parks Association (WNPA) partner park and the oldest continuously-operating trading post in the Southwest.
Authentic Navajo rugs will be available for sale in a wide array of designs and prices. Rug talks with Hubbell's trader, Edison Eskeets, are scheduled each day at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Eskeets will describe the weaving process, history, symbolism, and artistry of the rugs, as well as how to choose and care for them. Weaving demonstrations will take place throughout the show.
For more information, call (520) 603-9688, or visit hubbelltradingpost.org. Bandelier National Monument is located at 15 Entrance Rd., Los Alamos, NM 87544.
The Hubbell Trading Post Navajo Rug Trunk Show is funded in part through an Imagine Your Parks grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the event is free and open to the public. Park entry fees apply.
About Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site
Located in Ganado, Arizona on the Navajo Nation, Hubbell Trading post is the oldest continuously-operating trading post in the Southwest. This internationally-recognized site was established in 1876 by famed trader J.L. Hubbell as a center of commerce for the Diné people. Today, the Trading Post continues to serve as a crossroad of culture and settlement. It is a living reminder of a time of transition for American Indians. To learn more, visit www.hubbelltradingpost.org and www.nps.gov/hutr.
About Western National Parks Association
A nonprofit education partner of the National Park Service, WNPA supports 71 parks across the West, developing products, services, and programs that enrich the visitor experience. Since 1938, WNPA has worked to connect new generations to parks in meaningful ways, all with one simple goal: to create advocates who want to preserve and protect these special places for everyone, for all time. To learn more, visit www.wnpa.org.
About Bandelier National Monument
Bandelier National Monument protects over 33,000 acres of rugged but beautiful canyon and mesa country as well as evidence of a human presence there dating back over 11,000 years. Petroglyphs, dwellings carved into the soft rock cliffs, and standing masonry walls pay tribute to the early days of a culture that still survives in the surrounding communities. To learn more about Bandelier National Monument, visit www.nps.gov/band.
About the National Park Service
More than 22,000 National Park Service employees care for America's 417 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. To learn more about the National Park Service, visit www.nps.gov and www.findyourpark.com.
About the National Endowment for the Arts
Established by Congress in 1965, the NEA is the independent federal agency whose funding and support gives Americans the opportunity to participate in the arts, exercise their imaginations, and develop their creative capacities. Through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector, the NEA supports arts learning, affirms and celebrates America’s rich and diverse cultural heritage, and extends its work to promote equal access to the arts in every community across America. For more information, visit www.arts.gov.
Hubbell Trading Post Comes to Bandelier
Last updated: August 8, 2017