Rivers of Dreams: Songs and Stories of Arizona’s Waterways – 3rd Fridays at the Museum Fall Speaker Series
3rd Fridays at the Museum Fall Speaker Series
Hosted by the San Tan Historical Society
Join us for an enjoyable evening with an AZ Humanities speaker at the San Tan Historical Society Museum Friday, Nov. 17 at 6 p.m. Attendance is FREE and the public is welcome
Rivers of Dreams: Songs and Stories of Arizona’s Waterways
Arizona Humanities and the San Tan Historical Museum Welcome Jay Cravath
Arizona’s rivers were lush green ribbons of life flowing through a desert landscape. They became sustaining paths for indigenous traders and immigrants leaving wagon tracks and settlements. The Hohokam built vast canals from the Salt to direct irrigation water for crops. European farmers used these same trenches. The Mohave spread line villages along the Colorado—our great western Nile that is now in peril. The Gila provided sustenance for the Pima and passage for People heading west. Jay weaves narrative, history, music, and images to share the stories of these vital resources. Jay Cravath is a composer, writer and scholar in the field of music and Indigenous studies. He enjoys crafting programs from these fields into interactive discussions that include stories, musical performance and illustrations. He has written incidental music for documentaries and live commissions and served as an Arizona Humanities scholar and speaker for two decades.
San Tan Historical Society Museum, 20425 S. Old Ellsworth Rd., Queen Creek, AZ