Sedona AZ (March 2, 2015) – The Sedona Heritage Museum is hosting the next in its Living History speaker series on Wednesday March 11 at 10:00 a.m. at the Museum when Jay Kinsella of the Jerome Historical Society will speak on “Jerome’s History – Then & Now”.
The copper deposits around Jerome were among the richest ever found in any time or place. Production boomed then fell during the Great Depression and the population dwindled to fewer than 100 by the mid-1950s. Efforts to save the town succeeded when residents turned to tourism and retail sales and they worked to have the entire town designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1967.
During this presentation, Kinsella will share facts and stories about Jerome’s earliest rough and tumble mining days – through Jerome’s many re-inventions after recovery from fires and sliding hillsides – and up to the present.
A long time Jerome resident and General Manager of the Jerome Historical Society, Jay has studied the history of his town and is involved in many civic activities along with his work with the historical society.
This is a free event and open to the public.
Every year, the Sedona Heritage Museum presents a series of Living History talks. Speakers include descendants of pioneers, long-time residents with historical stories to share or other story-tellers about history. The Museum is located at 735 Jordan Road in Jordan Historical Park in Uptown Sedona and is open daily 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
For more information, call 928-282-7038.