Centennial (1914-2014)

Butterfly Lodge Museum invites you to its Centennial — a summer season of non-stop activities to celebrate 100 years since Greer’s picturesque treasure was built on a knoll among towering pines, near waters that trickled toward the Little Colorado River. We’ve made sure the lodge is still “haunted” by the man who built it — famous author of Indian adventure stories, James Willard Schultz (1859-1947) and later by his son, artist/sculptor Lone Wolf (1882-1970).

We’ve got Centennial T-shirts with the Museum printed on the front in four different colors and commemorative wooden tokens with JWS and Lone Wolf front and back. AND we’re launching a very exciting summer-long raffle: the opportunity to vie for famed sculptor James N. Muir’s “Journey of the Monarchs.” This beautiful piece consists of 3 bronze limited edition bas-relief buffalo mounted on mesquite (52″x14″), valued by Muir at $1,800. Tickets are $20 each or 3 for $50 and will be available at Greer Days, at the Museum, Gift Shop, and at Museum events.

The wildly popular Burnett Family Bluegrass Band is making its return engagement at the Applewhite Pavilion Sat., June 14 at 7 pm., tickets $10. ‘Wouldn’t hurt to be early for this one! And our always sold-out 13th annual BBQ & social is Sat., June 21 beginning at 5pm — tickets $35. Be sure to alert newcomers to Greer to this event — a great way to get acquainted in the community!

Check it out: There will be Music from Greer evenings (Sat., June 28 & Sat., Aug 2, both at 7 pm); AZ Humanities speaker Dr. Jay Cravath bringing “The Instruments & Music of Arizona’s Pioneers” (Sat., July 5, 7 pm); Centennial Storytelling time — pioneers reminiscing about Greer’s history (Sat., July 12, 1 pm); and “Taste of History” — Centennial Picnic Lunch 10 am to 3 pm, Sat., July 19, And always popular AZ Game & Fish presentations with Don Groebner are slated: “Owls & Ravens” (Sat., July 26) and “Bears, Wolves, & Mountain Lions” (Sat., Aug. 16) both at 12:30 pm at the Applewhite Pavilion.

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