Hubbell Trading Post is bringing its Navajo Rug Trunk Show to Petroglyph National Monument on Saturday, April 18, and Sunday, April 19, from 9 AM to 4 PM each day. Visitors will experience some of the culture and heritage of the Navajo people by viewing and learning about hundreds of handcrafted Navajo rugs straight from Hubbell Trading Post, the oldest continuously operating trading post in the American Southwest.
Hubbell has been operated by Western National Parks Association (WNPA), a nonprofit education partner of the National Park Service, since 1967. Authentic Navajo rugs and jewelry will be available for sale in a variety of designs and prices. Rug talks with Hubbell's trader, Edison Eskeets, are scheduled at 10 AM and 2 PM each day. Eskeets will describe the weaving process, history, symbolism, and artistry of the rugs as well as how to choose and care for them. Weaving demonstrations will take place throughout the show.
Petroglyph National Monument is located at 6510 Western Trail NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120, at the intersection of Unser Blvd. NW at Western Trail. The Hubbell Trading Post Navajo Rug Trunk Show is supported by WNPA and funded in part through an Imagine Your Parks grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). The event is free and open to the public.