The Arizona State Museum has announced a new exhibit set to open on December 9. The exhibit, titled “Life Along the River: Ancestral Hopi at Homol’ovi,” will honor both the more than 30 years of archaeological research conducted by the Homol'ovi Research Program (HRP), and the career of the program’s director, School of Anthropology Professor E. Charles Adams, who is soon to retire. On December 8, there will be a free opening celebration from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m., in the Arizona Historical Societyauditorium (for the panel) and the ASM lobby (for the reception). The celebration will feature a panel discussion about the new exhibit and will fete Dr. Adams on the occasion of his upcoming retirement. Foci of the panel will be:
- The value of collaboration among Hopi, ASM, and the City of Winslow to create Homol’ovi State Park and sustain research, preservation, and interpretation of Hopi history;
- How to convey the value of history and the physical past in understanding who you are today;
- The value of museums and how to increase access to objects and their stories for the public and descendant communities.
Immediately following the panel discussion, there will be remarks in honor of Dr. Adams. Finally, a reception rounds out the evening, sponsored in part by the School of Anthropology.
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