Sedona AZ (November 28, 2017) – The Sedona Heritage Museum is hosting the next in its Living History speaker series on Wednesday December 13 at 10:00 a.m. at the Museum when Michael Amundson will present on “Talking Machine Music: Cowboys and Indians”.
Michael Amundson, a professor of history and Public History Director at NAU in Flagstaff, has published six books, including his most recent entitled “Talking Machine West: A History and Catalogue of Tin Pan Alley’s Western Recordings”, which is the basis for this talk and will be available for purchase after the presentation.
In his talk, Amundson will examine the history of popular recorded music about the American West from 1902-1918. He will show how music of this era reflected the popularity of the West in the national imagination, the role of the frontier and changing ideas about Native Americans. He will also bring one of his hand-cranked period talking machines and play some of this original music.
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, call928-282-7038.