WINSLOW, Ariz. - "Moving West-An Evening of American Culture" is a program which will be presented by the Winslow Arts Council at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Hubbell Trading Post/Winslow Chamber of Commerce Building at 523 W. Second St. The program is free to the public and will feature four presenters and refreshments.
One presentation will be by David Vanderkraats who will show exhibits and clothing and discuss the mountain men of the American West. This exhibition may include the clothing and equipment of mountain men as well as their contributions to the settling of the country.
Another presentation will be by Janet Fish, who will play and speak of the music of explorers and American pioneers. This section may include some audience participation.
Yet another presentation will be by Eloise DeSpain and will show exhibit and discuss historical quilting. This section will probably feature a number of exhibits as well as information about the techniques pioneer women used in making their very necessary quilts to keep settlers warm in the cold winters.
After an intermission when refreshments will be served, Andrew Watson, social studies teacher at Winslow High School, will give a presentation on the Lewis and Clark expedition which explored the territory acquired by the United States by the Louisiana Purchase. This will likely be the longest part of the program.
Attendees will be invited to remain after the program has been completed and inquire of any of the presenters.
The Arts Council plans to host a series of programs every month or two to increase the awareness and interest of the public in the history of the region and the role of art in the development of the country.