The Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area is excited to kick off our Annual Giving Tuesday Campaign where you can “Be Yuma’s Future by Investing in Its Past”. Our goal this year is to raise $50,000 to help enhance the visitor experience at the Colorado River State Historic Park, Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park and the Yuma East Wetlands.
The Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area is excited to share an amazing episode of Arizona Highways Television that features Yuma, Arizona and everything within the YCNHA footprint! We are very thankful to the Arizona Highways team for creating this segment and showing everyone how unique Yuma is and how historic downtown is a great place to visit!
When Mario Ghedin moved to Yuma, the Italian native noticed that he couldn’t find authentic Italian food. For a moment he considered opening a full-fledged restaurant, but “I want to sleep at night,” he quipped.
Instead, he decided to try a smaller venture that didn’t require a full kitchen staff. Ghedin and business partner Kathy Cronwell are opening Autentico Sapore Italiano, which translates to “authentic flavor of Italian food.”
The new deli and coffee shop will open in October at the Colorado River State Historic Park, 201 N. 4th Ave., in the former home of the Back in Time Pie Shoppe.
An interactive sculpture fabricated by Aztec High School’s next generation of welders joins the scenery of Colorado River State Historic Park, providing new photo ops to those who visit the locale at 201 N. Fourth Avenue.
Unveiled Wednesday, the “Youma” selfie station is the fruition of a three-year-old vision shared by the Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area (YCNHA), Greater Yuma Economic Development Council and Weld Like A Girl’s chief wellness welder Shanen Aranmor, who helped charter Aztec’s welding program last fall.
EXCITING NEW THINGS IN STORE FOR THE YUMA CROSSING NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA
July 20, 2020
Yuma, Arizona – Earlier this year, the Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area (YCNHA) received the official approval of the Master Plan (Plan) for the future development of the Yuma Territorial Prison (YTP) and Colorado River state historic parks by Arizona State Parks & Trails. This exciting plan includes new interactive exhibits utilizing some of the latest in audio and visual technology, in addition to much needed restoration and preservation of the historic buildings gracing these two Yuma gems that will be key pieces of the future development of an historic “Mega Park” concept in the YCNHA footprint.
Nationwide, there’s a movement underway to broadly honor, celebrate and recognize Juneteenth. National Heritage Areas are committed to telling the stories of all people, especially those that historically have been left out of conversation. The Alliance of National Heritage Areas, of which the Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area (YCNHA) is a member, is firmly committed to achieving a national culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Juneteenth is “the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States.”