Monday Member Spotlight: River of Time Museum to Offer Yavapai Nation Tours

January 7, 2019 10:04 am

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Good morning and happy Monday, Fountain Hills! For the very first Monday Member Spotlight of 2019, we wanted to focus on the River of Time Museum, as they have some amazing tours of the Yavapai Nation planned for this upcoming Year!

The Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation Tour offered by the River of Time Museum will continue monthly through April of 2019. The first tour of the new year launches on Thursday, January 17th. The tours will also be offered on February 21st, March 21st and April 18th. This three to four hour experience will focus on the history and culture of the Yavapai people and will include visits to the Yavapai Cultural Center, Cemetery and Wassaja pre-school.

The tour begins at 8:00 a.m. at the River of Time Museum with coffee and treats. After a short tour of the Museum, participants board the school bus for an interpreted drive over to the Yavapai Cultural Center and a presentation by Center Director, Albert Nelson. A stop at the Wassaja school showcases the investment the Yavapai people have made in their youth. The tour continues with an interpreted drive through the cemetery and the farm before concluding with lunch at the Ahnala Restaurant located at the We-Ko-Pa Resort.

The price for the complete experience is $75, or $70 for Museum members and includes lunch. Reservations and advanced payment are necessary and can be made by calling the Museum office 480.837.2612 or by stopping in at the Museum. Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Space is limited and tours have been selling out early.

Unique to Fountain Hills, The River of Time Museum has been exhibiting the culture and heritage of Fountain Hills, the Verdes and the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation since 2003.

We are so thrilled to have the ROT Museum as a member of the Fountain Hills Chamber of Commerce. Their in-depth knowledge of the history of our community is a wonderful asset to not only the FH Chamber, but to Fountain Hills as well!

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