Please enter 409 W Riordan Rd when using GPS to arrive at our main entrance and parking lot.
Lunchtime Lecture: History and Restoration of a Treasured Flagstaff Icon
Riordan Mansion State Historic Park
April 10, 2023 12:15 p.m.
Built during the Great Depression with native Malpais stone collected by parishioners in the nearby hills, Nativity of Blessed Virgin Mary Chapel has a rich history. This program will include many little-known facts about the church’s naming, construction, and restoration including the magnificent Munich-style stained-glass windows, the gargoyles, the beautiful altar mural, the accelerated decay and original color of the decorative cast stone, and the French influence of its chapel-gothic design by parish priest Fr. Edward Albouy of Carcenac-Peyralès, France, who oversaw its construction. Primary source documents describe the economy in Flagstaff during construction, 1929 -1930, and the connection between the church and two of Flagstaff’s early pioneer families, the Riordans and the Babbitts.
Space is limited. Reserve your spot online at https://azstateparks.com/
March 26, 2023
Volunteer Training at Riordan Mansion: Session Two
We are looking for outgoing, positive individuals to be Tour Guides and Visitor Center Assistants. These training opportunities will prepare you for joining our team. Join us for session two of the volunteer training!
April 9, 2023
Riordan Mansion Special Tour: Sustainability, a Historical Perspective
A special guided tour of Riordan Mansion with a focus on what we would now call green building practices.