Glen Canyon Lecture Series Presents
“Bill’s Story of Wire: Barbed and Otherwise”
by Rebecca Durrenberger
Tuesday October 14 | 7:00 p.m. at Carl Hayden Visitor Center, Glen Canyon Dam
Rebecca Durrenberger will introduce a variety of barbed wire styles and multiple uses, things you never knew or thought you wanted to know about wire and the stories they tell… Cattle drives, barbed wire, greed – as life styles changed, inventions appeared to deal with these changes.
Rebecca Durrenberger, Museum of Northern Arizona Docent, is a living history re-enactor, grief retreat facilitator, photographer, storyteller, former elementary school teacher and international software computer trainer. Rebecca was born and raised on a farm in northeast Kansas where she got her first “scrape with barbed wire,” left Kansas as a young woman to attend graduate school in Educational Psychology at the University of Minnesota, and married and raised a family there. In 2000 she landed in Flagstaff, bringing with her father Bill’s barbed wire collection. She discovered that wire, barbed and otherwise, had found its way to Arizona homesteads, protecting the settlers, their livestock and their property as well.