Pioneer Living History Village Museum- Pioneer, AZ

13 May

On a recent trip we had a delightful visit with a few of the 22 outlets that carry “Elsie-Adventures of an Arizona Teacher 1913-1916.” We were in Arizona for a booksigning at Costco.  One of the most interesting locations is the Pioneer Living History Museum in Northern Phoenix. It has many actual historic  buildings on this large site, including an actual schoolhouse ( used from 1885-1930), a  teacherage, a church, a bank and a jail. The site is well maintained with lovely wide sidewalks that seem handicap accesible. The gift shop is one that sells “Elsie.” I Include some photos here.

The territorial Museum in Yuma is a new outlet for us and also looks very interesting. Phippen Museum in Prescott is another new location for “Elsie” and is a very well done art museum. I am looking forward to returning to the Arizona Museum at Papago Park . They also now carry “Elsie.” I have been thrilled with the number of books being sold at Tuzigoot and Montezuma Castle National Monuments. Both are very interesting places to visit.

I keep thinking how Elsie would give her delightful giggle to know that her story of her Arizona years is #4 in Kindle rank for Biography /Memoir -Educator. It has been #1 for over a month in Kindle Bio/Memoir -Western.  This was National Teachers Week and what an honor this is for this teacher of nearly 100 years ago to have her book selling in over 22 locations in Arizona.

One Response to “Pioneer Living History Village Museum- Pioneer, AZ”

  1. Darlene May 13, 2012 at 3:34 am #

    Very intersting to hear about how the book is being received all over and would be neat if Emily knew how interesting she is to “modern women”.

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