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Free Lecture: Stagecoach Robbery Trail

Free Lecture

Jack San Felice presents “Stagecoach Robbery Trail.” Author and Lecturer Jack San Felice will be talking about stagecoach robberies in the Arizona Territory of the 1800s and beyond. Jack is the author of Superstition Cowboys, Lost El Dorado of Jacob Waltz–Arizona’s Lost Dutchman Mine and When Silver Was King as well as numerous articles on the Superstitions. Jack is the recipient of the prestigious 2015 Superstition Mountain Treasure Hunter of the Year Award presented by the Superstition Mountain Victory Club of Arizona.

Originally from Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, Jack San Felice retired as a Police Captain in Prince George’s County Maryland and Washington, D.C. Jack has a Master’s Degree from American University in Washington, D.C. Jack San Felice has been an avid hiker, horseback rider, and four-wheeler of the Superstition Mountains and central Arizona for more than 20 years. Jack has been an instructor at Scottsdale Community College and the Pinal County (Apache Junction) Community College.

  • March 2, 2023 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


  • Bring your own lawn chair;
  • Don’t forget a hat and sunscreen;
  • Please, no smoking;
  • Please don’t leave your dog in vehicle;
  • Coffee and cookies will be available for purchase with all of the proceeds going to the museum for continuing educational programs;
  • Come early and have lunch on the grounds. Food will be available for purchase.

Fundraising raffles

As a self-supporting organization, we rely on revenue generated by our gift shops, events, and fundraisers. At each week’s lecture we hold a 50/50 raffle, with half the cash collected going to the lucky winner. Second prize is a lecture-related item from our gift shop. Raffle tickets are priced at 1 for $1, or 6 for $5. Winning tickets are drawn from tickets sold that day. Winner must be present to win.

The season-long raffle prize is a solid gold coin minted with gold from the Old Wasp Mine, just up Apache Trail, and includes a certificate of authenticity. Tickets are $5 each. At the last lecture on March 30, the holder of the winning ticket will be announced. The winner need not be present to win.

Buy a VIP Card

The Museum’s popular Free Lecture Series is actually an expensive endeavor. Many staff hours go into reserving speakers and some scholars have fees attached to their appearance. We have created a special Lecture Series VIP card for those who would like to support these events. On Thursdays only, from January 5 through March 30, VIP card holders are entitled to 50¢ coffee. Also included is a one-time-only free hot dog. But wait, there’s more... VIP Cardholders get a 10% discount in the Gift Shop on Thursdays and special shaded seating in the Amphitheater. The cost is $30 per card and it’s available in the Gift Shop.


The amphitheater and other outdoor locations on the Museum's property are available for outdoor events including small catered receptions. It is truly magnificent at twilight.

Imagine an intimate romantic wedding, candle-lit banquet or musical presentation with the Superstition Mountain at sunset as your backdrop!

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