Riordan Mansion Lunchtime Lecture: Brighty of the Grand Canyon with Kevin Schindler

Riordan Mansion State Historic Park

June 12, 2023   12:15 p.m.

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Marguerite Henry’s 1953 book Brighty of the Grand Canyon, as well as the eponymous 1966 movie that it inspired, are fictionalized accounts of a real-life, free-spirited burro that roamed the Grand Canyon from the 1890s – 1920s. In this program, historian Kevin Schindler will look at the real story of Brighty and how it compares to the book and movie accounts, as well as the controversy caused by a statue of Brighty created in 1967.

Space is limited. Please reserve your spot online at or call 928-779-4395 for additional information and same day availability.  The presentation will be free thanks to Riordan Action Network.