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National Parks Store: Photographing Mesa Verde

Join us for this fascinating look into the past!

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In 1891, Gustaf Nordenskiöld was touring the Southwest and learned of some interesting cliff dwellings in what is now Mesa Verde National Park. Intending to spend only a week there, he was so captivated that he ended up staying for four months, excavating and photographing the ruins. Nearly a century later in the 1980s, a team of volunteers rephotographed Nordenskiöld’s scenes at current day Mesa Verde. This project culminated in an exhibit entitled A Century’s Perspective: Gustaf Nordenskiöld’s Mesa Verde Today. The exhibit opened in 1991 in the Mesa Verde Museum as part of the Nordenskiöld Centennial Celebration, and remained on display for several years.

In this presentation, Doug Hamilton, one of the four members of the rephotographing project, describes Nordenskiöld’s visit to Mesa Verde and shows side-by-side comparisons of the original photos with those taken a century later. Join us for this fascinating look into the past!

Presentation at 12 PM & 2 PM.

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Event Tags: American Indian, art, educational, free, photography

Wednesday, December 14, 2016
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
The National Parks Store
12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85755 United States
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To reserve seats, please call 520-622-6014 during business hours, beginning one week prior to the event.

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