Amerind Autumn Fest

Amerind’s Annual Autumn Fest

Saturday, October 19, 2024

10 am – 4 pm

$10 per vehicle

Join Amerind at our annual Autumn Fest as we celebrate the history, culture, and arts of the Apache Nations with artists, public talks, and performers.

Rich in tradition, history, and culture, Apache teachers, artists, singers, and dancers will hold a day-long cultural celebration at the Amerind Museum in Dragoon, Arizona.  Autumn Fest will feature musical performances and public talks about Apache culture from Apache scholars. The event will also welcome Native artists who will have their art for sale, youth activities, food and more.

Autumn Fest is Saturday, October 19, from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm at the Amerind Museum in Dragoon, AZ. $10 per vehicle.

More details will be coming soon!

Fulton Family Heritage Luncheons

Let’s Get Together

You’re invited to the Fulton Family Heritage Lunches


Have you ever wondered more about Amerind’s founding family? Or, want to peek at the historic home behind the museum and art galleries? Now is your opportunity.

You are invited to an insider members-only lunch and tour of the historic Fulton Seminar House, where heritage meets elegance. Each month throughout the summer, members can experience Amerind in an exclusive, intimate setting with a full delicious lunch service and behind-the-scenes tour of the Fulton Seminar House.

Your memorable luncheon begins with a warm welcome in the Spanish Colonial courtyard. Enjoy light bites in the Fulton Seminar House living room while learning about the latest events at Amerind with a backdrop of the panoramic views of Texas Canyon.

A private tour by Willie Adams, great-grandson of Amerind founder William Shirley Fulton, provides unique insights into Amerind’s history peppered with a few entertaining family tales!

Lunch will be served in the family dining room, including entrée with sides and a delectable dessert.

Fulton Family Heritage Luncheons are offered on selected Thursdays from  10:30 AM–1 PM:

  • June 13th
  • July 18th
  • August 15th

Don’t miss out on this exclusive opportunity! Reserve your spot today! To purchase your ticket or learn more details, go here. 

Not a Member? Annual Memberships start at $50, consider joining by going to our membership page here for access to this exclusive Amerind experience.

Reservations and payments are required in advance. All participants, including guests, must have an active membership with Amerind. The cost per person is $40. Luncheon participants are limited to 12 individuals. A minimum of 6 persons are needed for each event.  To find out about availability please click on the event link. To find out if your membership is active and up-to date contact our membership services via email at [email protected] or call 520.586.3666.

Texas Canyon Mountain Bike Fun Ride

Texas Canyon Mountain Bike Fun Ride

Saturday, September 28, 2024

8:00-8:30 am Rolling Start

The Amerind Museum presents the 4th Annual Texas Canyon Mountain Bike Fun Ride. Come out and ride the scenic 7.8-mile course in the beautiful Texas Canyon Nature Preserve.  Enjoy time riding with your friends, and family, or by yourself through the awe-inspiring Texas Canyon Nature Preserve which is only open to bikes twice a year. Participation in the event enables Amerind to further its mission of fostering and promoting knowledge and understanding of the Native Peoples of the Americas through research, education, conservation, and community engagement.

The Fun Ride will have a “rolling start.” After you arrive and collect your packet, you are free to start your ride anytime between 8:00 am and 8:30 am. To keep the event both fun and safe, helmets are required to be worn by all participants.

Shirts commemorating your ride can be purchased during the registration process. Commemorative finishers’ medals will be given to the first 250 registrants. After the Fun Ride, grab a bite from one of the food trucks then step inside the Museum to explore the exhibits. Your race registration includes free entry into the Amerind Museum and Art Gallery. Simply show your bike plate number or free passes to the admissions desk to take advantage of this offer.

To register, visit:


Introduction to Nature Journaling with Roseann Hanson

Introduction to Nature Journaling at the Texas Canyon Nature Preserve

with Instructor Roseann Hanson

Saturday, April 20, 2024

9:00 am – 3:30 pm

$75 non-members

$70 Members  (please call to register)

Day long workshop Includes:


a copy of the workbook, Nature Journaling for a Wild Life-a $35 value, free passes to

Keeping a nature journal can both deepen our connections to the natural world and help us learn more about it. Neither science education nor art training is needed—we will develop the skills of a naturalist and a field sketch-artist along the way.
This workshop will introduce the tools and processes of keeping a nature journal with instructor Roseann Hanson, author of Nature Journaling for a Wild Life, Master of Field Arts, and the Southern Arizona Nature Almanac.
We will learn how to practice “intentional curiosity” as the core of nature journaling: to ask questions, to dig deeper into science, to focus our minds both intently and intentionally. The workshop will include:
• The nuts-and-bolts of journal-keeping (paper and ink types, archival systems, how to make entries that you can refer to later, laying out pages, prompts to jump-start observations, and tips on researching science questions sparked by your observations).
• Easy tips that enable anyone to get started sketching and painting. Roseann will help free you from your inner critic and start sketching and painting. Art in a nature journal is not only lovely to see, but an important component of your skillset because the very act of drawing and painting something from life involves incredibly intense observation. Your brain is wholly occupied by only that thing you are observing and drawing—it is a kind of meditation that results in new insights, deeper understanding, and discoveries.
• A short classroom session and, weather permitting, we will spend most of the time exploring the grounds and trails around Amerind and practicing our journaling skills. (Please wear suitable footwear and outdoor clothing.)
• A copy of the workbook, Nature Journaling for a Wild Life, which includes blank journal pages — a  $35 value. All you need is a pen or pencil and your curiosity about nature.
About the instructor: Roseann Hanson is a naturalist, artist, and explorer who has been keeping science-based nature and field notes journals for 40 years. She is one of the organizers of the Wild Wonder Nature Journaling Conference, and is the author of the popular books Nature Journaling for a Wild Life, and Master of Field Arts. She studied journalism and ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Arizona, and has worked in the American Southwest, Mexico, and East Africa as a conservationist, naturalist, and writer. She has authored a dozen natural history and outdoor books, including the Southern Arizona Nature Almanac with her husband Jonathan Hanson, and San Pedro River: A Discovery Guide, both of which include her nature journal data and art. She was the coordinator for the trans-disciplinary Art & Science Program at the 115-year-old Desert Laboratory on Tumamoc Hill, part of the University of Arizona College of Science. She teaches nature writing, nature journaling, and field notes for biologists. She was named a Fellow of both the Explorers Club in the U.S. and the Royal Geographical Society for her conservation and expedition work. You can find her on social media at  or  and on the Hansons’ website:
Space is limited register early!
Members please call Maggie Ohnesorgen at 520-686-1336 or [email protected] to register/reserve your spot.
non-members may also call or register at Eventbrite:

Amerind Free Online Talk: Capturing Water in Chaco Canyon and the Legacy of R. Gwinn Vivian, with Samantha Fladd, PhD

Amerind Free Online Lecture

Capturing Water in Chaco Canyon and the Legacy of R. Gwinn Vivian

with Samantha Fladd, PhD

Saturday, April 6, 2024, 11:00 am – Arizona Time


Capturing Water in Chaco Canyon and the Legacy of R. Gwinn Vivian

While Chaco Canyon is renowned for massive great houses and concentrations of nonlocal materials, the ability of residents to productively farm the arid landscape has remained contentious within archaeology. These debates have ranged from questions over soil quality to the existence and use of water management features. Throughout his career, Dr. R. Gwinn Vivian worked tirelessly to locate and document evidence of water management, particularly canal systems, from within and around the Canyon. In this talk, I will provide an overview of this evidence and discuss the importance of Dr. Vivian’s legacy on the field of Southwest archaeology.

Samantha Fladd is an assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology and Director of the Museum of Anthropology at Washington State University. She received her PhD from the University of Arizona in 2018 and has been doing archaeological research in the Four Corners region of the US Southwest for about 15 years. She is the second author on an upcoming book with Dr. R. Gwinn Vivian on Capturing Water (University of Utah Press), which presents his lifetime of research on water management and agricultural potential in and around Chaco Canyon.

To register for this free online event, visit:

Exhibit Celebration and Artist Talk with Maria Arvayo

Exhibit Celebration and Artist Talk with Maria Arvayo

Saturday, January 27, 2024 1 – 2 pm, Artist Talk: 1:00 pm

Come and meet artist Maria Arvayo on Saturday, January 27th when we will celebrate her exhibit Inspired by Texas Canyon: The Art of Maria Arvayo, on display through September 2024. She will give a talk at 1:00 pm.

Maria Arvayo is a painter and a member of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe living in Tucson, Arizona, where she works and teaches painting. She works in a wide variety of media including watercolor, pastel, acrylic, oil and encaustic.

In 2020 she completed an artist in residency at the Amerind. During this time, she hiked the grounds and did a number of plein air paintings. Inspired by the landscape of southern Arizona, in this exhibit she shares her appreciation for the beauty that is abundant in the land and sky of Texas Canyon. Many of the works in this exhibit are from her time spent at the Amerind. Some of the works in this exhibit are from her time spent at the Amerind and many pieces are available for purchase, although they must remain at the Amerind through September 2024. For more information contact the Museum Store.

We hope you will join us in celebrating this talented artist and the inspiration of the Texas Canyon Nature Preserve!

This event is included with your membership or regular Museum admission.

Celebrating and Reconnecting Turtle Island and Abya Yala through Lucho Soler’s Pottery Art


Please note: Rescheduled- the Amerind closed due to dangerous winter road conditions in Texas Canyon last Saturday on February 1oth.

Lucho Soler will speak this Saturday, February 17 at 11:00 am in the Amerind Art Gallery.

Saturday, February 10th 

Saturday, February 17th

Artist Talk: 11:00 am

Born in Peru, Lucho’s interest in clay and pottery art came at the early age of 10. His extensive knowledge and practice in pottery art blends ancient technologies, techniques, and motifs from the Chavín, Moche, Nazca, and Paracas Indigenous Peoples of South America with contemporary ceramic art traditions of Santa Clara Pueblo, New Mexico. Vessel forms and finishes encapsulate both the ancient and contemporary, for example his rolled coil, stone burnishing, and 24 karat gold and platinum luster appliqué techniques. In addition to creating stunning, one-of-a-kind pieces, Lucho’s work essentially reconnects contemporary Indigenous artists of the Americas, hence the title of his talk.

Lucho will be at Amerind to discuss his work and demonstrate his pottery making techniques.

Lucho’s talk will be at 11:00 am

This event is included with regular Museum admission.

Lucho Soler Fine Pottery Art exhibit will be on display in the Amerind Gallery through June 2024.

Lucho has made many of the pieces in this exhibit available for sale, although the works must remain until the exhibit ends in June 2024. To inquire about purchasing work from this exhibit please contact the Museum Store at: [email protected].

Vintage Basketry & Navajo Weavings with Terry DeWald

 Vintage Basketry and Navajo Weavings with Terry DeWald

Saturday, February 3, 2024

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Talk: 11:00 am

 Please join us on Saturday, February 3, 2024, when we host Terry DeWald of Terry DeWald American Indian Art for a Vintage Basketry and Navajo Weavings Show & Sale at the Amerind Museum. The show will feature vintage Navajo weavings, vintage baskets from California, the greater southwest, and contemporary Tohono O’odham baskets.

DeWald has been a prominent dealer, lecturer, appraiser, and author of Native American art for more than 40 years.

DeWald will give a talk on Vintage Basketry and Navajo Weavings at 11:00 am.

This event is included with regular Museum admission.

Book Signing with Author Charmayne Samuelson

Please join us on Friday and Saturday, February 16 & 17, 2024, 10am-3pm we will have a book signing with Award-Winning Author Charmayne Samuelson for her Best Seller biography SPENCER MacCALLUM Memories-Mystique-Mata Ortiz. a biography of the anthropologist who jump-started the Mata Ortiz pottery movement after meeting potter, farmer and cowboy Juan Quezada. She will be signing books for during two of the three days of our Mata Ortiz Show & Sale.

“Many books and articles have been written about Juan Quezada and the potters of Mata Ortiz. Now author Charmayne Samuelson has written an important book that tells the story of anthropologist Spencer MacCallum, who was the first to recognize Juan Quezada’s potential as a world-class artist; and who helped the Mata Ortiz potters create arguably the most important ceramic art movement in the second half of the 20th century.  Walter Parks, The Miracle of Mata Ortiz

“This is a wonderfully written and truly entertaining book! It is full of many interesting nuggets about Spencer never before published. I really appreciate the exciting stories in it and highly recommend it to anyone interested in the fascinating life of Spencer and the story of Mata Ortiz pottery. Congratulations to author Charmayne Samuelson on a great job well done.” Ron Bridgemon, The Magnetism of Mata Ortiz

She will be signing books during two of the three days of our Mata Ortiz Show & Sale.

What could be more special than an exquisite piece of pottery along with a signed bestseller!

This event is included with Museum Admission