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Mohave Museum celebrates 50 years with free admission Saturdays

Victoria Goodthunder of Stockton, California takes pictures of the Presidential Gallery portraits inside the Mohave Museum of History and Arts.

Photo by Hubble Ray Smith.

Victoria Goodthunder of Stockton, California takes pictures of the Presidential Gallery portraits inside the Mohave Museum of History and Arts.

KINGMAN – The Mohave Museum of History and Arts, 400 W. Beale St., is celebrating its 50th anniversary with discounted gift prices, special events and free admission for Saturdays in April and Friday, April 27.

Kingman native Jeff McMichael will kick off the month-long celebration at 2 p.m. Saturday by telling stories and histories of Mohave County.

Jim Hinckley, local author and historian, will give a Route 66 presentation at 2 p.m. April 14.

Free museum tours will be held at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. April 21. Museum board members and exhibit guides will be present giving information and answering questions.

The Hualapai Tribe will conclude the month’s celebration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 27 with presentations and demonstrations from its cultural center, including special speakers and dancers. Roy Purcell and other former museum directors will also give presentations.

The Daughters of the Mohave County Pioneers are celebrating their 60th anniversary, and will sell pioneer bricks for $50 at the museum. Bricks will be put on display on a wall outside the museum, and will include a family name and date of entry into Mohave County. Order forms are available at the museum’s gift shop.

Admission to the museum is free for Saturdays in April and for Friday’s culminating event. Discounts, 10 percent and 20 percent for museum members, will also be offered during those times. Hualapai Tribe exhibits will be on display April 4 to April 28.

For questions, contact 928-279-6233.

Information provided by the Mohave Museum of History and Arts.