Riordan Second Sunday Special Tour: Beyond the Split Rail
Riordan Mansion State Historic Park
January 13, 2019 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Historically, Flagstaff has been home to a diverse population of people. We often only hear the stories of the wealthy and usually white citizens. This tour takes a look at who else made Flagstaff their home in the early 1900s. The Great Migration out of the south lead many African American families to head west in search of less rigid social codes and Jim Crow Laws. The Mexican Revolution causes many Mexican families to head north in search of safe living conditions and better jobs. Chinese immigrants came from overseas in search of the American Dream. Indigenous people lived nearby on the Reservations. Women in town were fighting for suffrage. Take a tour that focuses on the history of underrepresented individuals who made Flagstaff their home.
Cost is $15 Space is limited, reservations are required.
February 10, 2019
Riordan Second Sunday Special Tour: The Next Doors
The guided tour of the Riordan Mansion takes visitors through the East House, the home of Timothy and Caroline, where you learn about the fascinating history of their family.
February 11, 2019
Brown Bag Lecture: The Ladies of the Riordan Mansion
Meet the ladies of the early 1900s, Caroline and Elizabeth Metz-Riordan, two sisters from Cincinnati who left the city and moved to the wilds of Flagstaff, Arizona.
March 10, 2019
Riordan Second Sunday Special Tour: Stickley Room by Room
Join us for a Stickley furniture tour of Riordan Mansion. Enjoy the stories behind which chairs were Caroline and Timothy Riordan’s favorites, how the five Stickley Brothers competed and mostly succeeded in a very competitive market, and see five very rare pieces with metal inlay embellishment designed by Gustav Stickley’s designer, Harvey Ellis.