– City of Austin Approves Funding for Nightengale Archaeological Center: The LCRA Board of Directors has approved major improvements to existing facilities at LCRA’s Nightengale Archaeological Center at Kingsland. The work will include replacing a deteriorated building at the center. The reconstructed building will include classrooms, exhibit space and an administrative office. Improvements also will be made in site lighting and parking.
– Volunteer Opportunities at the Anasazi Heritage Center: People who have some extra time on their hands and are willing to share it may want to give the Anasazi Heritage Center a quick phone call. Volunteer opportunities are available for Four Corners residents at the center, located at 27501 Highway 184, near Dolores.
http://tinyurl.com/9hyvx – The Cortez Journal
– New Issue of ‘History Currents’ (Utah): The Fall 2005 issue of History Currents is now online. Read about cave-living and Sixties rock concerts, see photos of Saltair,
and learn about our annual meeting: three days of diverse, fun history
(including our “Salt Lake Sixties” event on Friday, September 16).
– New Exhibit at the Arizona Historical Society Reveals the Life of School-Children in Historic Arizona (Tucson): Visit the “Privilege or Punishment? Schools in the 1800s” exhibit at the Arizona Historical Society. Be sure to ask for a copy of the exhibit worksheet at the front desk. Continue your exploration of what it was like to live in Arizona during this time by visiting the “Exploring 1870s Tucson” exhibit upstairs. Visit typical homes of the era for three fictional families (Tohono O’odham, Mexican-American and Anglo-American) and learn about their lives through hands-on activities.
– Tribal Chairman Declares that New Subdivision will Desecrate Apache History (Fort Stanton, NM): Developing a large subdivision with apartments, townhouses and single-family homes around historic Fort Stanton would desecrate the history of the Mescalero Apache traditional homelands and harm an important landmark, says Mescalero President Mark Chino.
– Navajo Efforts to Preserve the Churro: A unique breed of sheep is again woven into the fabric of Navajo life, thanks to a veterinary scientist and Navajo and Hispanic shepherds who rescued the breed from extinction. The breed, Navajo-Churro, was introduced to North America in the 16th century by Spanish colonists. The Navajo, also known as the Din