On Thursday, Nov. 21, Bill Heidner, Museum Curator of the Yuma Proving Ground Heritage Center, will present “Lt. William Emory: The Most Famous Explorer You Never Heard Of.”

The founding of the American West was possible largely to a group of Army officers who belonged to the Corps of Topographical Engineers. Among the most influential was Lt. William Emory.

Learn more about a great explorer who gave early American pioneers so much knowledge of the Southwest.

This program is open to the public. There is no charge to attend.


  • Occurred Thursday, November 21st, 2019 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm


Main Library, Meeting Room A

2951 S. 21st Drive
Yuma, AZ 85364