Riordan Mansion Lunchtime Lecture: Brighty of the Grand Canyon with Kevin Schlinder
Historian Kevin Schindler at Brighty's old stomping grounds
Historian Kevin Schindler will look at the true story of the real-life, free-spirited burro that roamed the Grand Canyon from the 1890s – 1920s and inspired the book and movie “Brightly of the Grand Canyon”.
Marguerite Henry’s 1953 book Brighty of the Grand Canyon, as well as the eponymous 1966 movie that it inspired, are fictionalized accounts of a real-life, free-spirited burro that roamed the Grand Canyon from the 1890s – 1920s. In this program, historian Kevin Schindler will look at the real story of Brighty and how it compares to the book and movie accounts, as well as the controversy caused by a statue of Brighty created in 1967.
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This is event is free thanks to Riordan Action Network. Donations are greatly appreciated.
Contact: (928) 779-4395
INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*
- Jun 12, 2023 at 12:15 pm - 01:00 pm (Mon)
409 West Riordan Road, Flagstaff, AZ 86001