News Advisory Media Contacts: Pete Valadez Elaina Boudreau Roger Hoadley Managing Principal President VP, Director of Communications Waddell & Reed, Scottsdale BELA Communications Waddell & Reed/Ivy Funds (480) 222-6700, x101 (913) 660-0548 (913) 236-1993 Waddell & Reeds Traveling World War I Exhibition Rolls into Mesa, Arizona, at the Commemorative Air Force Arizona Wing Aviation Museum to Honor Veterans, Raise Funds & Awareness for National Treasures Custom “big rig" traveling exhibit – developed in partnership with National World War I Museum – makes 75-city tour to preserve cultural history during Waddell & Reeds 75th anniversary Waddell & Reed Traveling WWI Exhibition and the Commemorative Air Force Arizona Wing Aviation Museum open free to public on Wednesday, January 18.WHAT: Waddell & Reed – one of the country’s oldest mutual fund and financial planning companies – will kick off an ambitious and unconventional acknowledgement of its 75th anniversary. In partnership with Ivy Funds and the National World War I Museum, a custom 18-wheel “big rig” truck has been transformed into a traveling World War I exhibition. Dubbed the “Honoring Our History Tour,” the exhibition will visit 75 Waddell & Reed communities across the country – stopping at local museums and cultural institutions to raise funds and awareness. Mesa, Arizona, is the 29th stop on the 75-city tour. This unique traveling exhibition offers a free, interactive and educational experience designed by the National World War I Museum – the first and only American museum solely dedicated to preserving the artifacts, history and personal experiences of World War I. The Waddell & Reed Traveling World War I Exhibition features 66 artifacts, such as weapons, uniforms, posters and flags. In addition, visitors will experience the tight conditions of trench warfare, see the relatively primitive tools, weapons, equipment and uniforms, amid sounds and sights of war 100 years ago. The year-long tour honors the men and women who served in World War I – and those who have since bravely served our country and protected our freedom.WHEN/WHERE: The Waddell & Reed Traveling World War I Exhibition and the Commemorative Air Force Arizona Wing Aviation Museum are open free to the public: • Wednesday, January 18 – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. • Located in the Commemorative Air Force Arizona Wing Aviation Museum, 2017 N. Greenfield Road, Mesa, Arizona (Falcon Field Airport at the intersection of Greenfield and McKellips Road).
• Admission is free to both museums on Wednesday, Jan. 18. Waddell & Reed kicked off this exhibition tour in July 2011.WHY: “The stories of our past can’t help but influence our future. For that reason, we cannot take our cultural institutions for granted.” – Kevin Costner, Honorary Board Member, National World War I Museum In times when state and municipal budgets are tight, Waddell & Reed and Ivy Funds recognized the need to support museums and cultural institutions across the country. To celebrate the company’s 75th anniversary, Waddell & Reed created the Waddell & Reed Traveling WWI Exhibition. The exhibition’s mission is to raise awareness and funding for these national treasures. By traveling to 75 cities in nearly every state, Waddell & Reed hopes to raise $500,000 in donations over the course of the year. Funds raised at each stop will be divided equally between the local museum and the National World War I Museum, based in Kansas City, Mo. The two founders of Waddell & Reed, Chauncey Waddell and Cameron Reed, were veterans of World War I who formed a partnership in 1937 to create one of the longest-standing mutual fund and financial planning companies in the country. The exhibit includes founder Chauncey Waddell’s flight gear, his flight suit and log book. The Waddell & Reed Traveling WWI Exhibition will stop at museums of all classifications — including those focused on art, history, local culture, education and sports. A schedule for the tour, which will travel coast to coast in 2011/2012, can be found at www.honoringourhistory.com.WHO: Waddell & Reed, founded in 1937 and one of the oldest mutual fund and financial planning companies in the country, in partnership with the National World War I Museum, the only American museum solely dedicated to preserving the objects, history and personal experiences of a war whose impact still echoes today. Ivy Funds, an affiliate of Waddell & Reed, offers a range of investment strategies to help investors best meet their long-term goals, all designed with a disciplined approach and global perspective. The Commemorative Air Force Arizona Wing Aviation Museum is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to celebrating our heritage of freedom through flight, education, exhibition and remembrance. The museum consists of both operational warbirds and numerous static exhibits dedicated to our military aviation veterans of WWI, WWII, Korea and Vietnam.MORE: Every visitor has the opportunity to make a financial donation to support the non-profit museum via electronic or cash donations. For more information or to make a donation, visit www.honoringourhistory.com. ###
Join us for the 12th Annual Historic Home Tour and so much moreOur featured district is the Sherwood Neighborhood, a 1950s and1960s custom home development. We will also have a few houses in theWest Second Street District, our Special Stops and a couple ofsurprises. All proceeds will benefit the Mesa Historical Museum.Date: January 28, 2012Time: 10am – 4pmCost: $15.00 per personFor information please call: Mesa Historical Museum: 480.835.7358or visit us on our website at: www.mesahistoricalmuseum.org
Pueblo Grande Museum Calendar of Events January 2012CLOSED Sunday, January 1, 2012 for New Year’s HolidayDocent (Tour Guide) Training #80884 - Thursdays, January 12, 2012 – February 23, 2012Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm; Cost: One time fee of $25.00 for a 7-week course, Museum membership included.Become a Docent (Tour Guide) at Pueblo Grande Museum and share your knowledge with others! This training course is thefirst training course needed before advancing on to specific areas such as education, tour guide, collections, exhibits, library,store, etc and will provide you with an introduction to the Hohokam people, archaeology and cultural interpretation. Advanceregistration is required.Petroglyph Discovery Hike #80879 - Saturday, January 14, 2012Location: Mormon Trail, South Mountain; Difficulty: Difficult; Time: 8am – 11am; Cost: $8An experienced Pueblo Grande Museum guide will lead participants on a three-mile, three-hour interpretive hike. PuebloGrande Museum offers various hikes to South Mountain Park, the Superstition Mountains located in the East Valley, and theWhite Tank Regional Park in the West Valley. Come join us on our hikes! Advance registration is required.CLOSED Monday, January 16, 2010 for MLK DayEthnobotany of the Sonoran Desert - Saturday and Sunday, January 21 – 22, 2012Time: 9am to 5pm; Cost: $215/person (discount for PGM members & City of Phx. employees will be 15%)**Join Raven’s Way Wild Journeys & Pueblo Grande Museum for an unforgettable venture into the fascinating world ofEthnobotany. Naturalist, Wildlife Biologist, and Ethnobotanist Vincent Pinto will guide you in how to find, identify, collect, anduse a wide variety of local, Native Desert Plants for a myriad of wonderful uses. You will soon discover plants that yield: food,fibers (for rope-making), medicines, tools, shelter materials, musical Instruments, hunting Implements, containers, basketrymaterials, aboriginal arts & crafts, fire-making materials, & more! Not only will you make many new plant friends, you’ll alsodiscover new & exciting qualities for old acquaintances. Vincent will demonstrate various stone-age & survival skills usingplants that you’ll encounter on short walks in the desert. Back at Pueblo Grande you’ll also try your own hand at a number ofancient skills employed by the Huhugam and other native people from around the world at there Ancient Technology Dayevent March 10, 2012!**To register for this program visit Raven’s Way website at www.ravensnatureschool.com. Go to the When tab and click onregistration! For more information on this program or questions on registration please contact Vincent Pinto at 520-425-6425or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.**Park of Four Waters Tour #80882 - Friday, January 27, 2012Time: 10:00am to 11:00am; Cost: General admission prices applyThe Hohokam people lived in the Salt River Area from approximately 450 AD to 1450 AD. They were an agricultural society,growing corn, beans, squash and cotton. In order to support their extensive agricultural system, the Hohokam peopleconstructed miles of canals in order to direct water from the Salt River to their fields. The Park of Four Waters tour will takeyou on a tour through undeveloped, natural desert to the ruins of some of these canal systems. February 2012Pueblo Grande Museum Auxiliary Presentation - Wednesday, February 1, 2012Time: 7:30pm to 9:00pm; Guest Speaker: Mr. Allen Dart; Topic: Set in Stone but Not in Meaning: Southwestern Indian RockArtPlease join the Pueblo Grande Museum Auxiliary and Dr. Alan Dart of EcoPlan Associates Inc. and the Executive Director ofTucson’s nonprofit Old Pueblo Archaeology Center. Dr. Dart will discuss Southwestern Indian rock art. The presentation willillustrate southwestern petroglyphs and pictographs and discuss how even the same rock art symbol may be interpreteddifferently from popular, scientific, and modern Native American perspectives.This program is being funded by the Arizona Humanities Council, a nonprofit organization that defines the humanities as agroup of disciplines that describe and explore the human story. The presentation is free and open to the public.Archaeology for Kids #80878 - Saturday, February 4, 2012Time: 9:30am – 12:30pm; Cost: $15; Ages: 7-12Behind the Scenes Tour with Curator - Wednesday, February 8, 2011 & Wednesday, February 22, 2011Time: 2pm – 2:30pm
Join Curator of Collections Holly Young for a “behind the scenes” tour of the museum. This tour is open to walk in visitors withpaid admissions. This is an opportunity to learn about the artifacts that are not on display on the museum and see howmuseums care for their collections. This is a first come, first serve tour. Space is limited.Petroglyph Discovery Hike #80880 - Saturday, February 11, 2012Location: Javalina/Beverly Canyon, South Mountain; Difficulty: moderate to difficult; Time: 8am – 11am ; Cost: $8An experienced Pueblo Grande Museum guide will lead participants on a three-mile, three-hour interpretive hike. PuebloGrande Museum offers various hikes to South Mountain Park, the Superstition Mountains located in the East Valley, and theWhite Tank Regional Park in the West Valley. Come join us on our hikes! Advance registration is required.Park of Four Waters Tour #80883 - Friday, February 24, 2012Time: 10:00am to 11:00am; Cost: General Admission prices apply.The Hohokam people lived in the Salt River Area from approximately 450AD to 1450AD. They were an agricultural society,growing corn, beans, squash and cotton. In order to support their extensive agricultural system, the Hohokam peopleconstructed miles of canals in order to direct water from the Salt River to their fields. The Park of Four Waters tour will takeyou on a tour through undeveloped, natural desert to the ruins of some of these canal systems.Arizona Scitech Festival Lecture Series: Pueblo Grande Museum will be hosting a brown bag lunch lecture series aspart of the Arizona Scitech Festival. Join us for one or all three lectures on February 6, 8, 15 and 29, 2012 from noon until1:30pm. The lectures will feature various topics on museum studies, archaeology and research. These lectures are free andopen to the public.**February 6, 2012Wayne Ranney - "Ancient Landscapes of the Colorado Plateau"Author and geologist, Wayne Ranney, will take participants on an incredible landscape tour of the desert Southwest throughmillions of years of earth history in his presentation, “Ancient Landscapes of the Colorado Plateau”. Arizona used to be the siteof giant mountain ranges, long sandy beaches, warm tropical seas and Sahara-like deserts and the evidence for these long-lost scenes are preserved in Arizonas rocks. True-to-life maps have been created that show the sequential changes throughtime and Ranney will take listeners on a fantastic journey through time. He is the co-author of the book, "Ancient Landscapesof the Colorado Plateau," and will be signing copies of his book after the lecture.**February 8, 2012Stephen Reichardt, ASU, Museum Studies - “Development and Integration of Cultural Resource Data in a GeographicInformation System: An Innovative Model for Museum Collection Management”Stephen Reichardt, in his project on “Development and Integration of Cultural Resource Data in a GIS system”, seeks topreserve and maintain multiple GIS layers of contextual information derived from archaeological investigations within an easy-to-use digital artifact collection management system and also to provide collection specialists, researchers, and students witha visual mode of spatial data interaction. This example builds upon records for the Schoolhouse Point Mound site from theRoosevelt Lake area. Mr. Reichardt is an archaeologist, GIS specialist, and physical anthropologist (MA). He currently worksfor the Archaeological Research Institute and the Institute of Human Origins at Arizona State University and is pursuing aCertificate in Museum Studies.**February 15, 2012Christopher Caseldine, ASU, Archaeology - “A Fort on a Hill: Evidence of Yavapai Presence in the Perry Mesa Area”Christopher Caseldine will focus his talk on the archaeology of the Perry Mesa region of Central Arizona. In particular, howcurrent research conducted through the ASU Archaeological Research Institute is reinterpreting our understanding of theregions use by Native American groups. Mr. Caseldine is a graduate associate of the Archaeological Research Institute inthe ASU School of Human Evolution & Social Change. His research focus is Hohokam archaeology with a specific interest inthe management of their vast prehistoric irrigation systems. He also has research interests in the archaeological past of thePerry Mesa region of central Arizona.**February 29, 2012Dr. Arleyn Simon, ASU, Archaeological Research Institute - “Many Communities: The Archaeology of the ASU Campus”Arleyn Simon summarizes excavation evidence of many prehistoric and historic communities within the ASU campus in hertalk, “Many Communities: The Archaeology of the ASU Campus”. When preparing for new construction, glimpses of the pasthistory of the campus emerge including Hohokam villages, Hispanic barrios, and an early Mormon settlement. Dr. Simon isDirector of the Archaeological Research Institute in the ASU School of Human Evolution & Social Change. She specializesin central Arizona prehistory, particularly studies of regional community relations based on ceramic compositionalstudies. Pueblo Grande Museum 4619 E. Washington St. Phoenix, AZ 85034 (602) 495-0901 www.pueblogrande.com Hours of Operation: Monday through Saturday 9:00 am to 4:45 pm Sunday: 1:00 pm to 4:45 pm Children 17 & under are Free on Sundays
Arizona Museum of Natural History: February, Special Events During the month of February, the AzMNH is the place to be! We are opening our new exhibit "Rulers of the Prehistoric Skies", the much anticipated Pterosaurs exhibit that everyone has been talking about, but thats not the only thing happening in February. Take a look at these events... February 23, 2012 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Meet the Author - Conrad Storad Admission: AzMNH members = Free; Non – members = Special discount admission fee - $4.00 for all students and their adult chaperones. Adults = $7.00 from 10:00 am – 11:00 am on day of event. No discounts or passes accepted for this event. Arizona Museum of Natural History (AzMNH) is thrilled to host Conrad J. Storad as part of the AZ Scitech Festival. Storad writesinformative and entertaining science and nature books for children and young adults. He is the author of morethan 30 books such as Rattlesnake Rules and Desert Night Shift: a Pack Rat Story. He is a celebrated children’sauthor who has won numerous literary awards, and we are honored to have him at the museum. Along withConrad Storad, AzMNH will also be hosting JR and Big Mama! Be prepared to have fun, fun, fun! February 24, 2012 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Jurassic Park- Movie viewing and discussion with Paleontologist Admission: AzMNH Members = Free; Non – members = Special discount admission fee - $4.00 for children under 18 years and students. All other adults = $7.00. No discounts or passes will be accepted for this event.Jurassic Park –See the movie like never before, with an AzMNH paleontologist! Ever wonder if the dinosaurs inthe movie looked, or moved that way in real life? Well now is your chance to find out! Following the showingthere will be a lively discussion including a question and answer session that YOU can be a part of! February 26, 2012 1:30 – 3:30 p.m Sid the Science Kid, Dinosaur Dig! Admission: Members = Free; Non-members = regular museum admission fees for all others Meet Sid the Science Kid, learn how paleontologists dig for dinosaurs, visit the Paleo Dig Pit, see Dinosaur bones, hear stories and participate in crafts! Fun for budding Paleontologists of all ages!Seating is limited for these events so remember to reserve your spot early. Arizona Museum of Natural History: 53 N. Macdonald, Mesa, AZ 85201 (480) 644-2230 • www.azmnh.org