Arizona is ‒ and was ‒ a booming destination, offering up Americana on a copper tray. This entertaining program reveals the ways this state affected the U.S. social landscape with a unique history that includes personalities such as Rusty Warren and Acquanetta, iconic places such as KFC (previously known as Kentucky Fried Chicken), McDonald’s, and Bob’s Big Boy, and its unique backdrop for cinema.
Marshall Shore is “the Hip Historian” ‒ or “Hipstorian” ‒ who specializes in finding and sharing the most interesting bits and curiosities from the state’s past, including the semi-forgotten people, places and events that have helped to shape present-day Arizona. Using storytelling magic, found film footage, old photographs, sound recordings, ephemera and artifacts, he brings the Grand Canyon State’s history to life in his entertaining and educational presentations.
Included with museum admission; FREE to Scottsdale residents and to museum members.