The L. Alan Cruikshank Museum and Time River Exploration Center will host its second speaker in the summer speaker series on Thursday, July 14th.
Tim Yoder, a resident and native son of Fountain Hills, will share a personal story of growing up in this booming western city he calls home, highlighting stories from his new book, “Magnificent Memories of an Ordinary Man.”
The members-only event begins at 4:30 p.m. in the auditorium located between the museum and the library. The presentation is free for members. Non-members are invited to purchase an individual subscription for $ 25 or a family membership for $ 35 so they can attend the special program.
Born in Phoenix, Yoder moved to Fountain Hills with his family in 1973. He is a retired professor of U.S. and German history, and in 2016 received the Chamber of Commerce’s “Professor of the Year” award. of Fountain Hills.
Yoder will share his memories of family, schools and education, early sporting and social developments, the culture of the city, work in construction, his teenage years and the high school adventure and the Source . Yoder is the son of Fountain Hills builder Fred “Tim” Yoder (Ramona P. Yoder) and Phillis Straka, a retired collegiate nurse.