Originally Published: June 16, 2016 7:05 p.m.
On Saturday, June 18, at 1 p.m. the Phippen Museum invites the public to join award-winning historian and author, Jane Eppinga, as she presents fascinating stories of Arizona intrigue and mystery.
This special program will feature eerie tales of puzzling disappearances, mysterious mayhem and unsolved murders from the annals of Arizona history. What makes these incidents so unsettling is the realization that certain people may have gotten away with committing the “perfect” crime. But whether these baffling incidents occurred recently, or 100 years ago, doesn’t seem to make much difference; they continue to haunt us in an unresolved search for truth and justice.
Eppinga is a descendant of Dutch immigrant heritage and her family was among the many who came to early Arizona in an effort to improve their health. With an interest in genealogy and western history, she has explored the past in several publications and is a member of Southern Arizona Authors, National Federation of Press Women, Society of Woman Geographers, Southwestern Watercolor Guild, Arizona Historical Society, Superstition Mountain Historical Society and Westerners International.
If you’re a fan of mystery and intrigue, or enjoy unique stories of Arizona’s past, be sure to take advantage of this opportunity to journey backward in time and retrace the footsteps of the past to find the truth (if possible) behind these captivating tales.
This special heritage program, offered in cooperation with Arizona Humanities Speakers Bureau, AZSpeaks, accompanies the museum’s current exhibits: “Golden Age of the Cowgirl,” highlighting the great female icons of the American West, and “Inspiration to Creation,” featuring candid photos of famous Western sculptors along with the amazing artwork they create.
The Phippen Museum is located just north of downtown Prescott, at 4701 N. Highway 89. Admission is $7 for adults, $6 for AAA members, $5 for students with ID, and free for museum members and children 12 and younger.
For additional information, please call 928-778-1385 or visit www.phippenartmuseum.org.