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Programs

Garden Talk and Tea Series
Sanguinetti House Museum and Gardens
240 S. Madison Avenue in historic Yuma

A Taste of Times Past,
Cooking Presentation!

Wednesday, February 28
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Presented by Mark Gallaga,
Culinary Enthusiast


Local culinary enthusiast and world-traveler, Mark Gallaga, will slice, dice and spice treasured family chili recipes seasoned with stories from the past during this first-ever cooking demonstration in the Sanguinetti Gardens. Raised by traditional grandparents from New Mexico, Mark Gallaga will share his inspiring life-long journey celebrating the inseparable bond between culture and food—a delicious lesson from history that unites us all.

Tickets: $10, sold at door. Free for Arizona Historical Society members. Reservations requested, ykruse@azhs.gov or 928-782-1841.
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The Fruitful Yuma Valley; The Yuma Farm Workers
Presented by Pamela Carvajal Drapala, Author/Illustrator
Wednesday, March 7
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.


When author/illustrator, Pamela Carvajal Drapala, first started driving to work in the Yuma Valley twenty-nine years ago, she barely noticed what was happening all around. After her two daughters left home to attend Northern Arizona University, it was as though a filter was lifted from her eyes. She began to see the entire splendor that surrounded her as she drove through the Yuma Valley. The contrast of the patchwork fields against the indigo sky was wonderment to her eyes. She saw farm workers working in the fields of lettuce, cauliflower and Sudan grass which, inspired her to tell their story. Join us as Pamela Carvajal Drapala tells the story of “The Fruitful Yuma Valley; The Yuma Farm Workers.” Books will be available for purchase and autographing following the presentation.

Tickets: $10, sold at door. Free for Arizona Historical Society members. Reservations requested, ykruse@azhs.gov or 928-782-1841.
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Amazing Kolb Brothers  
of Grand Canyon—
A Celebration of Adventure Photographers

Presented by Roger Naylor, Author/Travel Writer
Wednesday, March 14

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Travel writer and author, Roger Naylor presents excerpts from his latest book, The Amazing Kolb Brothers of Grand Canyon during a presentation that’s guaranteed to have you at the edge of your chair. The Kolbs dangled from ropes, clung to sheer cliff walls by their fingertips, climbed virtually inaccessible summits, ran seemingly impassable white-water rapids, braved the elements, and ventured into unknown wilderness—all for the sake of a photo. Naylor’s adventure story is a must read to believe. Pages are packed with drama, perils, feuds, near-death experiences, a cast of the canyon’s most colorful residents, and 190 of the famous Kolb photographs. Hear the author himself share highlights from his book, and pick up an autographed copy to take home.

Tickets: $10, sold at door. Free for Arizona Historical Society members. Books available for purchase. Reservations requested, ykruse@azhs.gov or 928-782-1841.
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Story of Enrique Garfias, First City Marshal of Phoenix, Arizona
Presented by Jeffrey R. Richardson, Author
Wednesday, March 21
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Enrique “Henry” Garfias, son of a prominent ranchero family in Southern California, was elected the first city marshal of Phoenix in 1881 and served five consecutive terms. He also held other law enforcement commissions and won the hand of prominent Yuman, Elena Redondo. Garfias’ life and career were marked by trials and tragedy and, ultimately, by the modest triumph of competence, courage, and perseverance over bigotry and bias. Come hear author Jeffrey R. Richardson’s accounting of the life of Enrique Garfias. Books will be available for purchase and autographing following this special garden presentation.

Tickets: $10, sold at door. Free for Arizona Historical Society members. Reservations requested, ykruse@azhs.gov or 928-782-1841.

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