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Honorary Emeritus Western Spirit Trustee Honored

On March 3, 2022, the Past Presidents’ Council of the Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated the 27th Annual Scottsdale History Hall of Fame. The 2022 event was presented by The Scottsdale Charros. The Past Presidents Council of the Scottsdale Area Chamber of...

Henry Red Cloud – Executive Director of Red Cloud Renewables

Henry Red Cloud is the direct 5th generation descendant of Chief Red Cloud, one of the last Lakota war chiefs and one of the most famous Native Americans in history. Henry was born and raised on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, home of the Oglala Lakota...

John Graybill – President of Curtis Legacy Foundation

John is the youngest of only three great-grandchildren descending from Edward Curtis. John and his wife Coleen live in Buena Vista, Colorado in their perfect mountain cabin at 9000 feet. John got his photography degree at the Rhode Island School of Photography in...

Bench Repairs

If you see someone taking a mallet and chisel to the Ponderosa Pine Saddle Bench in the Christine & Ted Mollring Sculpture Courtyard at Western Spirit, never fear. What you are seeing is the artist, carver David Armstrong, taking care of some wood rot that...

Not So Anonymous, the Women who Created Hopi Pottery

One of the most important writers of the 20th century—or any century—British novelist Virginia Woolf once wrote that, “For most of history, Anonymous was a woman,” referring to the overwhelming number of books, paintings, musical compositions, artworks, textiles,...

Docent Profile: Howard Calvert

Howard Calvert is a former Scottsdale Unified School District Elementary Teacher, teaching for over 30 years. He has been a docent at Western Spirit since the museum's first year, starting in February of 2015. Howard engages and educates our visitor public with great...