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Arizona historian shares unique perspectives of the Grand Canyon

Post Date:03/06/2017 3:47 PM

For Immediate Release

Contact: Amy Bolton, Public Information Officer       
Office:  623-882-7053 

Arizona historian shares unique perspectives of the Grand Canyon


Presentation features images dating back to 1541


Goodyear Arts & Culture Lecture Series
Jim Turner, Arizona Historian

“What Makes the Grand Canyon So Grand?”
Tuesday, April 25
7 – 8:30 p.m.
Total Wine, 1416 N. Litchfield Road, Goodyear


Goodyear, Ariz. (March 6, 2017) –Historian, teacher and author Jim Turner explores Arizona’s trademark attraction in his lecture titled ‘What Makes the Grand Canyon So Grand?’ on April 25 at 7 p.m. at Total Wine, 1416 N. Litchfield Road.

The presentation will feature historic paintings and photographs dated from 1541 to the present to give attendees a firsthand look of this landmark through the eyes of conquistadors, military surveyors, writers and artists. Turner has been teaching, presenting and writing about Arizona’s history for more than forty years. He currently serves as an author and has published “Arizona: A Celebration of the Grand Canyon State”.

The Goodyear Arts & Culture Lecture series is held the last Tuesday of every month from February through October. Light refreshments are served. Parking and admission are free. For more information, visit


About the Arts in Goodyear

The Arts and Culture Division was established in 2006 by the Goodyear City Council to create a distinct sense of place and cultural destination by integrating art into public spaces. Goodyear’s public art program promotes arts and cultural excellence in coordination with the private sector and other governmental agencies to increase awareness of the contributions of arts and culture to our economy and quality of life.

The Goodyear Arts & Culture Commission provides leadership in developing a community identity through the arts that embraces, celebrates and unites all of our diverse histories, beliefs, cultures, and aspirations. 

Goodyear Arts & Culture Commission