NEXT MEETING: Wednesday, March 20, 2024, 5:00PM Mountain Daylight Saving Time (4:00PM Arizona Time): GCAS's regular monthly meeting becomes a special hybrid in-person and online Zoom charity event to be held in Silver City at the Western New Mexico University Museum at Fleming Hall on W. 10th St. next to the Aldo Leopold Charter School, to support the WNMU Museum's curation of their historic documents and photo archives. Featured Speaker: historian and award-winning author, Carolyn O’Bagy Davis, will discuss Hopi Quilts and Textiles as Cultural Artforms. We begin at 5:00 PM with a minimum $5 donation payable to the Museum at their front desk. Online participants also register with a $5 minimum donation to the Museum payable via the GCAS's secure Paypal portal. The Museum welcomes and appreciates additional donations in any other amounts to support their curation project. All such proceeds go to the WNMU Museum. A classic quilter's trunk show immediately follows Carolyn's presentation, offering original 25" x 30" quilted wall hangings designed and created by Hopi artist Bonnie Nampeyo Chapella for $150 each. The proceeds from one quilt will also be donated to the WNMU Museum. Register and donate online here, or Email the GCAS for registration info and other details.

NEXT FIELD TRIP: Sunday, March 3, 2024, Third time's a charm for the GCAS monthly field trip! At 10:00 AM sharp, meet our trip leader, Marilyn Gendron, at the intersection of Hwy 180 and Hwy 61 (City of Rocks turnoff). From there we will caravan 1/2 hour more, turn left onto the Hatch highway (26), and drive 5 miles to turn left again onto Green Leaf Mine Road (a good dirt road, fine for a street car). Here is a video of the road. Drive 10 more miles passing one check dam (at the 9:34 mark on the video), crossing a yellow cattle guard (11:07) and at the second check dam turn left and park (11:44). It is rocky and uphill to the ridge (1/4 mile?) but there is a trail. There are four petroglyph areas with wonderful images. It is exposed on the ridge with no toilet facilities. Wear sturdy shoes, dress in layers, and bring a lunch. As always, carpooling is encouraged. See you there!

Online Via Zoom: Our February 17, 2021, Featured Speaker: Lawrence (Larry) Loendorf
MAREC Progress Report - Phase II

Our MAREC Donors Are Sharing the Love

Feel the LoveThe GCAS members and friends listed below are our very special Valentines. As of this writing, they have contributed a combined total of $5452.12 toward our goal of $10,000 to rehabilitate and upgrade the historic Wood House at the Mimbres Culture Heritage Site. Thanks to them and a few anonymous donors our GCAS volunteers are hard at work making structural repairs in two ground-floor rooms that will become the Mimbres Archaeological Research and Education Center. We are excited about what more we can accomplish in the coming months, so please join these generous folks in helping the GCAS move ahead:

Roger Anyon
Patricia & William Arvidson
Gary Barnett & Marianne Smith
Barbara Belles
Margaret Berrier
Rafael Bustamante
Allen Dart
Robert Ehmann & Kathleen Mace
John Fitch
Joseph & Marilyn Gendron
Patricia Gilman & Paul Minnis
Torie Grass
Don & Wendy Graves
William Hudson
Jornada Research Institute
Jackie Krakie
Ben & Peggy Nelson
Tina Oldknow
Thatcher Rogers
Barbara Roth
Cheryl Scannell
Jakob Sedig
Robin Tuttle
Tom Vaughan

We of the GCAS are so fortunate to have your support for this project. Thank you for your good wishes, everyone!

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