WINSLOW, Ariz. - Ann-Mary Lutzick, Director of the Old Trails Museum, presents her lecture, "Ahead of Her Time: Architect Mary E.J. Colter in the Southwest," at La Posada Hotel 2-3:15 p.m. on Saturday. Mary Colter worked on 22 projects for the Fred Harvey Company from 1902 to 1948, and most of her landmark structures are located in the Southwest.
Know as a perfectionist with an uncompromising demand for authenticity, Colter's influence on the region's architecture and décor is substantial. The commercial accessibility of her work influenced the development of tourism in the Southwest, as did her promotion of Native American art and cultures. This visual presentation features images from Colter's work in Arizona and New Mexico, including her favorite project and masterpiece, Winslow's La Posada Hotel.
Continuing at La Posada is the Arizona Women's Heritage Trail's traveling exhibition How Splendid is our Past, which highlights northern Arizona women on the statewide Trail including Mary Colter and the Harvey Girls. Also continuing is the Old Trails Museum's exhibit, Women of Winslow. How Splendid is our Past closes at La Posada on Sept. 5, and Women of Winslow will move for a time to the Winslow Visitors Center/Hubbell Trading Post.
The Winslow Historical Society's Second Saturdays in Winslow programs will continue to explore Winslow's diverse history throughout the next year, in celebration of the Arizona State Centennial on Feb. 14. The Arizona Women's Heritage Trail has an Arizona Centennial Legacy Project designation from the Arizona Historical Advisory Commission.
Located in the heart of Winslow's historic business district and across from the Standin' on the Corner Park, the Old Trails Museum is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Admission is free, and photography, group tours, and research opportunities are available. There is free parking downtown, and the museum's exhibits are wheelchair accessible.