Gift Shop Open House
McFarland State Historic Park
First Thursday of the Month, October 2023 - April 2024 9:30-11 a.m.
Visitors are invited to stop by the park gift shop for coffee, conversations with local artisans, and the chance to shop for unique items such as fused glass earrings, stained glass hummingbirds and feathers, petrified rocks, crystals, Arizona postcards, McFarland State Historic Park patches & magnets, books pertaining to Arizona, farmhouse home decor, photography featuring the Sonoran Desert and images of Florence, hand painted rocks, metal yard art, a variety of paintings and photographs, saguaro rib hiking sticks, goat's milk soap and lotion, hand knitted baby blankets and jackets, raw local honey.
Free to the public - fee waived!
Thursday, December 7, 2023
Ernest Talks: Seeing the Desert with Gregory McNamee
This talk explains that transformation, drawing on the work of poets such as Joy Harjo, Richard Shelton, and Ofelia Zepeda; novelists such as Barbara Kingsolver and Edward Abbey, nonfiction writers such as Joseph Wood Krutch and Mary Austin, and much more, from Native American folktales to modern scientific insights, all accompanied by a rich slide show full of art and photography.
Discover History During the Holidays
McFarland State Historic Park is waiving admission Monday, November 20 – Saturday, November 25 (closed Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23), and Christmas week (Tuesday, Dec. 26 – Saturday, Dec. 30)!
Thursday, January 4, 2024
Ernest Talks: Al Sieber, Chief of Scouts with Charles "Hoyt" Huckabay
Join author and historian Charles “Hoyt” Huckabay to hear the fascinating story of one of the greatest scouts in American history.