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Jodi Akers: Saving the Apache Trail


Welcome to the 2024 “Legends and Lore of the Superstitions and More,” our annual free lecture series which runs every Thursday afternoon at 2 p.m. in the outdoor amphitheater.
January 18, 2024

Jodi Akers: Saving the Apache Trail The Apache Trail (SR-88) has been closed for the past four years because of a rockfall on the most scenic section of the road. The rockfall was the result of more than six inches of rain falling in one day after fire crews extinguished the Woodbury Wildfire, prompting concerns over soil stabilization and continued flooding. The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) then closed the road indefinitely. In September of 2023, ADOT held a public meeting to propose repair options, but a timeline to begin repairs is still to come. Jodi Akers, a longtime resident and former Apache Trail business owner will provide details of the ongoing effort to reopen Apache Trail through to Roosevelt Lake. County officials, state representatives and grass roots community support and lots of money will be needed to save Apache Trail.

  • January 18, 2024 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.