Explore the Ancient Heart of Phoenix at the Pueblo Grande Museum, a 1,500 year old site built by the Hohokam. Nestled near downtown, the land is a historic landmark for Arizona, revealing the engineering genius of an ancient culture. The Hohokam settled at Pueblo Grande around AD 450 and lived in the area for over 1000 years until around AD 1450.
Most notably, the Hohokam were known for building extensive canal systems to sustain life in the desert. Pueblo Grande was the location of a major head-gate that controlled the flow of water for other smaller communities and field villages located down the canal system. They built the canals without modern engineering equipment and without beasts of burden. Many of the canals were so well engineered that early settlers of current Phoenix used the same canals for their own farming needs and helped to populate the young city. In fact, many of the canals that Salt River Project (SRP – a local utility company) uses today were originally constructed by the Hohokam. Discover the rich history and culture of what life was like over 1000 years ago! More on the history: click here
Join Local First Arizona for a truly unique gathering at the Pueblo Grande Museum this March. Enjoy beer tastings with Phoenix Ale Brewery, local bites from Carolina's, and meet local business owners while you explore the museum!
When: Wednesday, March 21st from 6PM - 8PM
Where: Pueblo Grande Museum: 4619 E. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85034
Open to all local businesses and Local First Arizona members. Light refreshments complimentary.
What to expect:
The Local First Arizona networking mixers are an excellent way to meet local business community and connect with LFA staff. Meetings are typically held on the third Wednesday of the month from 6:00 PM- 8:00 PM at different local business throughout the Metro Phoenix. We dedicate the first hour to networking, and from time to time include special networking activities, to keep things fresh.
At 7:00 PM we begin announcements, this is when we share upcoming events, organization updates and share news about the local movement. At the end of announcements, we hold a prize drawing, donated by members to showcase their business (local items only and minimum value of $25, please)
Are you new? Need a member benefits refresher? Join us from 5:30PM - 6:00PM for a quick overview of your Local First Arizona membership. Open to new and potential members.
Mixers are open to local business owners, local nonprofits, local charities, other local institutions and their employees. As a courtesy to our host, you must RSVP. For more information email Community Outreach Manager, Kendall Jones at: [email protected]