“Our Earth, Our Habitat, Our Home” A Celebration of Earth Day 2011

PHOENIX – Everyone is invited to the first annual celebration of Earth Day at Pioneer Living History Museum (PLHM), a collaborative effort of North Valley organizations. North Country Conservancy has partnered with Pioneer Living History Museum, Phoenix Parks and Conservation Foundation, and the New River/Desert Hills Community Association for this special, two-day celebration. The focus is on sustainability and recycling alternatives for green living.

The celebration begins on Friday, April 29 with a day dedicated to the youth. Exhibitors will focus on environmental demonstrations and hands-on activities, inviting to school-age participants. Teachers will find material to supplement their curriculum with earth-friendly products, services, hands-on activities, and demonstrations for the classroom.

The fun continues on Saturday, April 30. The kids won’t be neglected, but adults will certainly find the activities, demonstrations, and exhibits of environmentally preferred goods and services. Living green means wise use of resources, recycling, and other related activities that families and communities can work on together.

Altogether, “Our Earth, Our Habitat, Our Home” will combine food, crafts, informational booths, and activities that will appeal to people of all backgrounds and all ages. One day will not be time enough to explore all of the exhibits and enjoy all of the activities.
Pioneer Village is included!!

After visiting the booths and learning about living green today, return to a time when “living green” was more than a choice; it was imperative to be “one with the land,” if you were to survive. Stroll thorough Pioneer Village, or take the trolley to see first-hand what life was like in Arizona Territory in the late 1800’s. Visit with docents in the Village buildings and houses. Stop and listen to the music, or watch as crafts-people create their magic with everyday materials; and don’t miss the 1860’s-style Vintage Base Ball games or the gunfights in the Pioneer Event Arena.

At the end of the day on Saturday, you can enjoy an evening with Wyatt Earp, great-grand-nephew of the legendary Wyatt Earp of Tombstone, as he portrays Doc Holladay in a one-man show on Saturday night. Tickets for this dinner-theater event are pre-sold, as this is sure-to-be a sell-out performance. For time and price information go to or call Pioneer at 623-465-1052.

For more information about “Our Earth, Our Habitat, Our Home”, contact Ann at or 623-293-8628 or visit Proceeds will benefit PLHM and the NCC.

Pioneer Living History Museum is located off I-17 at Pioneer exit 225. It is just south of Daisy Mountain and north of Carefree Highway. A special admission price of $5 applies to this Earth Day event, only. Pioneer is open daily; Wednesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; regular entrance fees are $7 for adults, $5 for students 5-17 years, $6 for seniors 60+. Children under 5 years of age are free. You can find more exciting Pioneer events and information at or call 623-465-1052.