Jun 062014

Homolovi State Park will host Hopi pottery talks and petrolglyph tours over the next few months.

The Hopi pottery talks are given at 11 a.m. on the second Saturday of the month, except August, through October (June 14, July 12, Sept. 13 and Oct. 11). Park Ranger and Hopi potter Gwen Setalla will discuss and demonstrate traditional Hopi pottery. She will explain how traditional pottery is made and talk about how to recognize authentic made pottery. These talks will be held at the park’s visitor center and will last approximately 1½ hours.

Petroglyph tours are scheduled at 10 a.m. on the third Saturday of the month through October (June 21, July 19, Aug. 16, Sept. 20 and Oct. 18). Join a park ranger in a tour of Homolovi’s petroglyph sites. This will require participants to have their own vehicle. Please be prepared for weather and bring plenty of water, as the tour will last approximately three hours. There will be approximately 1.5 miles of walking on uneven terrain. Reservations can be made in advance by calling the park at (928) 289-4106 or contact Kenn Evans by email at kk2(at)azstateparks.gov.

Homolovi, one of a series of many ancient Hopi pueblos found in the Southwest, offers the public the opportunity to begin their journey into Hopi life and culture. Like modern visitors making their way to Hopi, Homolovi was a stop for the ancestral Hopi people along their migration route, eventually moving on and settling at one of the current Hopi villages.

Homolovi State Park is located five miles northeast of Winslow. The park entrance fee is $7 per vehicle with up to four adults.

For more information about Homolovi State Park, call (928) 289-4106 or visit AZStateParks.com/parks/HORU.