Woodcarving Demonstration

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Date: January 8, 2015
Contact: Dave Carney, 520 723-3172 ext 118

Casa Grande Ruins National Monument News Release


Dave Carney, Chief of Interpretation and Education, (520) 723-3172

Casa Grande Ruins Offers Special Exhibitor

 Native American Woodcarving –January 17 &18, 2015

COOLIDGE, AZ–Casa Grande Ruins National Monument is featuring woodcarver Harry Benally, in the park visitor center atrium area from10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on January 17and 18. Harry and Isabella Benally call their business The Dine Lady as they often feature Navajo lady wood carvings modeled after Harry's late mother. All of the carvings are figures of things they grew up with

There is no additional fee for the special presentation, however, visitors must enter the visitor center and pay the usual park entrance fees. In the atrium, Harry Benally will demonstrate his latest work, as well as sell many one-of-a-kind carvings he has completed. Harry is a self-taught Navajo artist, and was commissioned for a 7' Ash sculpture that is on display in Litchfield Park, Arizona.

Casa Grande Ruins National Monument protects the multi-story Great House and the ruins of other ancient structures built by the people of the Sonoran Desert over 800 years ago. Established as the nation's first archeological reserve in 1892, the Ruins sparked the beginning of the archeological preservation movement in America. The Monument is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. except for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Directions and additional information are available on the Monument's website,https://www.nps.gov/cagr, you may call (520) 723-3172, or follow us on Facebook

Last updated: February 24, 2015

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