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Jim Turner

Instructor Jim Turner recently retired from the Arizona Historical Society where he worked with more than 70 museums in every corner of the state. He is co-author of the 4th-grade textbook, The Arizona Story, and his pictorial history book, Arizona: Celebration of the Grand Canyon State, contains more than 530 images and has recently updated the third edition of Native Roads, a motoring guide to Hopi and Navajo Lands. Jim moved to Tucson in 1951, earned a master’s degree in U.S. history from the University of Arizona, and has been researching and teaching Arizona history for more than 35 years.

Listing Sessions Taught by this Instructor

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NEW! A PHOTOGRAPHIC HISTORY OF ARIZONA FROM PREHISTORY TO THE PRESENT:Tuesday, November 12, 6:30-8:30 pm CLOSED
FOR GOD, GOLD AND GLORY: THE CORONADO EXPEDITION:THURSDAY, JUNE 12, 6:30-8:30 pm CLOSED
ARTISTS OF THE SOUTHWEST AND CANYON, 3-5 p.m., Tuesday, March 10, RH Johnson Lecture Hall :Tuesday, March 10, 2015 CLOSED
NATIVE PEOPLE OF ARIZONA, the Apache, Hopi, Navajo and Pima, 3-5 p.m., Thursdays, February 5, 12, 19, 26, RH Johnson Lecture Hall :Thursdays, February 5, 12, 19 and 26 CLOSED
Fall 2015: Artists of the Southwest and the Grand Canyon (1058), 3 to 5 pm, Thursday, December 3, RH Johnson Lecture Hall:Artists of the Southwest and the Grand Canyon (1058), 3 to 5 pm, Thursday, December 3, RH Johnson Lecture Hall CLOSED
Winter 2016: NATIVE PEOPLES OF ARIZONA, the Apache, Hopi, Navajo and Pima (3020), 3-5 p.m., Thursdays, February 25, March 3, 10 and 17, RH Johnson Lecture Hall:NATIVE PEOPLES OF ARIZONA, the Apache, Hopi, Navajo and Pima (3020) CLOSED
Winter 2016: ARTISTS OF THE SOUTHWEST AND GRAND CANYON (1058), 3 to 5 pm, Tuesday, March 22, Palm Ridge Acacia Room:Artists of the Southwest and the Grand Canyon (1058), 3 to 5 pm, Tuesday, March 22, Palm Ridge Acacia Room CLOSED
Spring 2017: NATIVE ROADS, finding your way to Arizona’s Hopi and Navajo communities, (3002) 3 pm to 5 pm, Thursday, May 4, RH Johnson Lecture Hall:NATIVE ROADS, finding your way to Arizona’s Hopi and Navajo communities, (3002) 3 pm to 5 pm, Thursday, May 4, RH Johnson Lecture Hall CLOSED
Fall 2017: FROM MISS KITTY TO JEAN HARLOW: ARIZONA WOMEN WHO WON the WEST, 3:00-5:00 pm, Wednesday, November 15, RH Johnson Lecture Hall ( 7019):FROM MISS KITTY TO JEAN HARLOW: ARIZONA WOMEN WHO WON the WEST, 3:00-5:00 pm, Wednesday, November 15, RH Johnson Lecture Hall CLOSED
Spring 2018: FOUR CORNERS USA: Where the Earth is the Floor of the Sky, 3-5 pm, Thursday, June 7, RH Johnson Lecture Hall; (9006):FOUR CORNERS USA: Where the Earth is the Floor of the Sky, 3-5 pm, Thursday, June 7, RH Johnson Lecture Hall CLOSED
Fall 2018: HOW THE HARVEY GIRLS TAMED THE AMERICAN WEST, 3:00-5:00pm, Thursday, November 8, RH Johnson Lecture Hall (F1046).:HOW THE HARVEY GIRLS TAMED THE AMERICAN WEST, 3:00-5:00pm, Thursday, November 8 CLOSED
Winter 2019: WHY THEY CAME to ARIZONA, 3:00-5:00 pm, Wednesday, February 20, RH Johnson Lecture Hall (W120):WHY THEY CAME to ARIZONA, 3;00-5;00 pm, Wednesday, February 20 CLOSED
Winter 2019: HOPI CULTURE AND TRADITIONS, 3:00-5:00 pm, Thursday, March 28, RH Johnson Lecture Hall (W119):HOPI CULTURE AND TRADITIONS, 3:00-5:00 pm, Thursday, March 28 CLOSED
Fall 2019: THE SHADOW CATCHERS: 150 YEARS OF ARIZONA PHOTOGRAPHY, Wednesday, 2:00-4:00 pm, October 16, RH Johnson Lecture hall (F115):THE SHADOW CATCHERS: 150 YEARS OF ARIZONA PHOTOGRAPHY, Wednesday, 2:00-4:00 pm CLOSED
Winter 2020: HOPI CULTURE AND TRADITIONS, 1:00-3:00 pm, Wednesday, Janaury 29, RH Johnson Lecture Hall (W721):HOPI CULTURE AND TRADITIONS, 1:00-3:00 pm, Wednesday, Janaury 29, RH Johnson Lecture Hall CLOSED
Winter 2020: LIVES OF ARIZONANS FROM MEMOIRS AND FICTION, 2:00-4:00pm, Wednesday, February 19, RH Johnson Lecture Hall (W770) :LIVES OF ARIZONANS FROM MEMOIRS AND FICTION, 2:00-4:00pm, Wednesday, February 19, RH Johnson Lecture Hall CLOSED