The Bullion Plaza Cultural Center and Museum, located in Miami, Arizona, not only has permanent collections, from the Mining Heritage Collection to the Slavic Cultural Exhibit to name two, but is also a place where locals gather for educational opportunities and to celebrate as a community.
First Friday and Wednesday Hardscrabble are regular features at the center, presenting local historical perspectives and entertainment for the community.
The programs are hosted jointly by the Gila County Historical Museum in Globe and Bullion Plaza Cultural Center and Museum in Miami. Programs are always free, although donations help pay utilities and bring great programs to the Globe-Miami area.
Following are First Friday and Wednesday Hardscrabble through June.
First Friday, May 3 at 6:30-8 p.m.
Murder and Mayhem on the Old Toll Road: The old toll road at Cane Springs was the scene of many murders, holdups and other mayhem. Local Arizona historian Rick Powers will tell the better-than-the-movies tales, including the famous Apache Kid shootout and the famous stagecoach holdup by the “Bandit Queen,” Pearl Hart.
Wednesday Hardscrabble May 15, 6:30-8 p.m.
A Dozen Ways to Die in the Desert: Leonard J. Marcisz will tell about unusual ways in
The Bullion Plaza Cultural Center and Museum, located in Miami, Arizona, not only has permanent collections, from the Mining Heritage Collection to the Slavic Cultural Exhibit, but is also a place where locals gather for educational opportunities.
which people end up 10 toes in the air in the middle of the Sonoran Desert. It is meant to provide an entertaining education as to how to deal with situations that involve bears, rattlesnakes, Gila monsters, scorpions, mountain lions, Africanized bees, lightning, heat, extreme cold, base jumpers, loaded weapons, lynch mobs and the occasional hostile cactus. Survival tips are included.
First Friday, June 7, 6:30-8 p.m.
Live Music. Bring your own lawn chair: First Fridays in June are always live music on the front lawn. It’s the perfect way to start the summer. Bring lawn chairs and your own cool beverage and enjoy the sounds of the Globe Centennial Band.
This summer, the Cultural Center and Museum will reveal a new “Pancho Villa” exhibit and an updated Military Exhibit, along with new mineral specimens for the Mineral Hall Exhibit.
Check in on the website at bullionplazamuseum.org, or go to the Museum’s Facebook page.
Bullion Plaza Cultural Center and Museum is located at 150 N. Plaza Circle Miami, Arizona.
The hours are Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Sunday from noon-3 p.m. Also by appointment. Call 928-473-3700 for more information.