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  1. Our Vision: The Tubac Historical Society's mission is to provide leadership in promoting an understanding of local and southwest regional history through collecting, preserving, exhibiting, interpreting and disseminating that history to its membership as well as the general public. This mission is supported through public educational programs, maintenance of collections, promoting preservation of historic sites and buildings and by partnering with other appropriate local and regional institutions. THS will be a broad based institution that: Fosters an appreciation of the importance of historical materials and provides leadership in their preservation and public accessibility Encourages high standards in the research, documentation, preservation and interpretation of historical materials Supports the application of historical knowledge so as to enrich public understanding of our community http://ths-tubac.org/ The Tubac Historical Society 50 Bridge Road, Suite B1 PO Box 3261 Tubac, AZ 85646-3261 520-398-2020 info@ths-tubac.org Open: Wednesdays 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. or by appointment. View full record
  2. Our Vision: The Tubac Historical Society's mission is to provide leadership in promoting an understanding of local and southwest regional history through collecting, preserving, exhibiting, interpreting and disseminating that history to its membership as well as the general public. This mission is supported through public educational programs, maintenance of collections, promoting preservation of historic sites and buildings and by partnering with other appropriate local and regional institutions. THS will be a broad based institution that: Fosters an appreciation of the importance of historical materials and provides leadership in their preservation and public accessibility Encourages high standards in the research, documentation, preservation and interpretation of historical materials Supports the application of historical knowledge so as to enrich public understanding of our community http://ths-tubac.org/ The Tubac Historical Society 50 Bridge Road, Suite B1 PO Box 3261 Tubac, AZ 85646-3261 520-398-2020 info@ths-tubac.org Open: Wednesdays 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. or by appointment.
  3. The Quartzsite Historical Society opened Tyson’s Well Museum in February 1980, after extensive restoration work. The original structurally sound walls were retained and others were rebuilt. A shell of stabilized adobe brick was built around the original walls to protect them. Artifacts were gathered from interested citizens, as well as photographs and old mining equipment. When the building was finished, these articles were placed inside as well as outside the building. The dirt floor in one of the rooms was maintained for authenticity. The ceiling of the main room consists of saguaro ribs, and the original fireplace is still in use during the winter. Outside in the yard is the original assay shack from the Mariquita Mine, which offers a peek into the everyday life of the miners. Also, in the yard is the handiwork of Walter Barrett, a little village of cement and stone houses built during his retirement and donated to the museum. Just to the west of the Museum are the ruins of the Oasis Hotel, which is our next restoration project, with fundraising currently underway. http://www.quartzsitemuseum.org/ 161 W. Main St., Quartzsite AZ Summer Hours April - October Thursday 9-12 or by appointment 928-927-6159 Parking in back Free Admission to Museum Donations accepted Winter Hours November-March Wed-Sun 10am - 4pm Contact Museum for more information 928-927-5229 Free Admission to Museum View full record
  4. The Quartzsite Historical Society opened Tyson’s Well Museum in February 1980, after extensive restoration work. The original structurally sound walls were retained and others were rebuilt. A shell of stabilized adobe brick was built around the original walls to protect them. Artifacts were gathered from interested citizens, as well as photographs and old mining equipment. When the building was finished, these articles were placed inside as well as outside the building. The dirt floor in one of the rooms was maintained for authenticity. The ceiling of the main room consists of saguaro ribs, and the original fireplace is still in use during the winter. Outside in the yard is the original assay shack from the Mariquita Mine, which offers a peek into the everyday life of the miners. Also, in the yard is the handiwork of Walter Barrett, a little village of cement and stone houses built during his retirement and donated to the museum. Just to the west of the Museum are the ruins of the Oasis Hotel, which is our next restoration project, with fundraising currently underway. http://www.quartzsitemuseum.org/ 161 W. Main St., Quartzsite AZ Summer Hours April - October Thursday 9-12 or by appointment 928-927-6159 Parking in back Free Admission to Museum Donations accepted Winter Hours November-March Wed-Sun 10am - 4pm Contact Museum for more information 928-927-5229 Free Admission to Museum
  5. A local history society which preserves and presents culturally diverse history and human experience and which explores the natural environment unique to the Parker, Arizona vicinity. Collections focus on La Paz County, Arizona, eastern San Bernardino and Riverside counties, California, and the Lower Colorado River. Subjects include military, transportation (railroad, steamboats, ferries, automobiles), agriculture, pre-Indian history, early town of Parker, and mining. The collection dates primarily from the early 1800s to the present, with some materials covering the area's prehistory beginning in the 1600s. http://cip.azlibrary.gov/Institution.aspx?InsID=40 Contact Information 1214 S California Avenue Parker, AZ 85344 La Paz County Tel: 928-669-8077 View full record
  6. A local history society which preserves and presents culturally diverse history and human experience and which explores the natural environment unique to the Parker, Arizona vicinity. Collections focus on La Paz County, Arizona, eastern San Bernardino and Riverside counties, California, and the Lower Colorado River. Subjects include military, transportation (railroad, steamboats, ferries, automobiles), agriculture, pre-Indian history, early town of Parker, and mining. The collection dates primarily from the early 1800s to the present, with some materials covering the area's prehistory beginning in the 1600s. http://cip.azlibrary.gov/Institution.aspx?InsID=40 Contact Information 1214 S California Avenue Parker, AZ 85344 La Paz County Tel: 928-669-8077
  7. Place: Eastern Arizona Museum

    The main museum is housed in three historic buildings. The entrance is in the 1914 Bank of Pima, constructed by David H Weech. Next is Cluff Hall, the oldest structure in Pima. It was built in 1882 of tufa stone from the limestone quarry at Bear Springs Flat and was originally used as a community gathering place where plays and musicals were held, as well as some LDS church meetings and conferences. Rounding out the trio of historical buildings is The Old Rexall Drug Store, built around 1900 and moved to the old Royal Confectionery building in 1928, which had been remodeled by Harve Follett, then run by Walter Haggard. It remained in that location for 34 years, until Vearl & Ethel Cluff moved around the corner into their brand-new building in November 1962. Pima has been without a drugstore since its closure on December 1, 1978. The beautiful mirror and other fixtures in this historic building are original. http://www.easternarizonamuseum.com/ P.O. Box 274 • 2 North Main • Pima, Arizona 85543 • (928) 485-9400 Museum Hours: Thursday, Friday, & Saturday 10:00am - 3:00pm. For other times and tours, call Edres Barney 928-485-3032. View full record
  8. Place: Eastern Arizona Museum

    The main museum is housed in three historic buildings. The entrance is in the 1914 Bank of Pima, constructed by David H Weech. Next is Cluff Hall, the oldest structure in Pima. It was built in 1882 of tufa stone from the limestone quarry at Bear Springs Flat and was originally used as a community gathering place where plays and musicals were held, as well as some LDS church meetings and conferences. Rounding out the trio of historical buildings is The Old Rexall Drug Store, built around 1900 and moved to the old Royal Confectionery building in 1928, which had been remodeled by Harve Follett, then run by Walter Haggard. It remained in that location for 34 years, until Vearl & Ethel Cluff moved around the corner into their brand-new building in November 1962. Pima has been without a drugstore since its closure on December 1, 1978. The beautiful mirror and other fixtures in this historic building are original. http://www.easternarizonamuseum.com/ P.O. Box 274 • 2 North Main • Pima, Arizona 85543 • (928) 485-9400 Museum Hours: Thursday, Friday, & Saturday 10:00am - 3:00pm. For other times and tours, call Edres Barney 928-485-3032.
  9. The building occupied by the Historical Society was built in 1913 by the Spezia Brothers and is a fine example of period architecture. A dedicated and talented staff operates the Greenlee Historical Museum. There is a small gift shop with many unique items including many books on the area’s history. Come and spend some time getting to know the people and their achievements of the past years. Experience Historic Clifton, old Morenci, Metcalf, early mining, the steam era and much more at the Greenlee Historical Museum. You will be glad you did! http://visitcliftonaz.com/what-to-see/greenlee-historical-museum/ The Museum is open Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 2:00 to 4:30pm or by appointment. Please call 928-865-3732. View full record
  10. The building occupied by the Historical Society was built in 1913 by the Spezia Brothers and is a fine example of period architecture. A dedicated and talented staff operates the Greenlee Historical Museum. There is a small gift shop with many unique items including many books on the area’s history. Come and spend some time getting to know the people and their achievements of the past years. Experience Historic Clifton, old Morenci, Metcalf, early mining, the steam era and much more at the Greenlee Historical Museum. You will be glad you did! http://visitcliftonaz.com/what-to-see/greenlee-historical-museum/ The Museum is open Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 2:00 to 4:30pm or by appointment. Please call 928-865-3732.
  11. First came the dinosaurs to the banks of the Little Colorado River, and then the Indians. In (1540) Coronado crossed the river near St. Johns and later descendants of the Conquistadors settled here. Pioneer families arrived from the East in the 1880's. http://www.wmonline.com/cities/APMUSEUM.HTM For more information you may contact: Apache County Historical Society Museum, 180 W. Cleveland (P.O. Box 146), St. Johns, AZ 85936, (928) 337-4737 Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Guided Tours Upon Request) View full record
  12. First came the dinosaurs to the banks of the Little Colorado River, and then the Indians. In (1540) Coronado crossed the river near St. Johns and later descendants of the Conquistadors settled here. Pioneer families arrived from the East in the 1880's. http://www.wmonline.com/cities/APMUSEUM.HTM For more information you may contact: Apache County Historical Society Museum, 180 W. Cleveland (P.O. Box 146), St. Johns, AZ 85936, (928) 337-4737 Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Guided Tours Upon Request)
  13. In a joint agreement between AHS and the Yuma County Library District, YCLD staff member Laurie Boone will provide reference service and onsite stewardship for these collections. Laurie received her undergraduate degree in International Affairs with a minor in Latin American Studies from Florida State University. She also completed a Certificate in Translation Studies from Florida International University. She has traveled extensively and worked overseas as a Spanish/English translator. She obtained a Master of Library and Information Science from University of South Florida. Before coming to Yuma, Laurie worked as a reference librarian for the City of Mesa Library and the Burton Barr Library in Phoenix. With over 10 years of library experience, Laurie has developed specialized skills in genealogy research and a keen interest in local history. http://yumalibrary.org/web/using-your-library/arizona-historical-society-rio-colorado-archives/ Planning Your Visit Before your visit, we suggest you contact us to describe your research topic. With advance notice, we can find out what material is available on your topic and have it ready for you. Call: (928) 314-2463 E-mail: YumaReference@azhs.gov Hours Thursdays 2pm-7pm; Fridays & Saturdays 10am-5pm Call (928) 314-2463 to confirm hours before visiting Address Heritage Library, 350 Third Avenue, Yuma, AZ 85364 View full record
  14. Library: Yuma Library District

    In a joint agreement between AHS and the Yuma County Library District, YCLD staff member Laurie Boone will provide reference service and onsite stewardship for these collections. Laurie received her undergraduate degree in International Affairs with a minor in Latin American Studies from Florida State University. She also completed a Certificate in Translation Studies from Florida International University. She has traveled extensively and worked overseas as a Spanish/English translator. She obtained a Master of Library and Information Science from University of South Florida. Before coming to Yuma, Laurie worked as a reference librarian for the City of Mesa Library and the Burton Barr Library in Phoenix. With over 10 years of library experience, Laurie has developed specialized skills in genealogy research and a keen interest in local history. http://yumalibrary.org/web/using-your-library/arizona-historical-society-rio-colorado-archives/ Planning Your Visit Before your visit, we suggest you contact us to describe your research topic. With advance notice, we can find out what material is available on your topic and have it ready for you. Call: (928) 314-2463 E-mail: YumaReference@azhs.gov Hours Thursdays 2pm-7pm; Fridays & Saturdays 10am-5pm Call (928) 314-2463 to confirm hours before visiting Address Heritage Library, 350 Third Avenue, Yuma, AZ 85364
  15. The Pimeria Alta, the home of the "upper" or northern Pima Indians, was so named by the early Spanish settlers in Sonora. The region stretched from the south at Hermosillo, Sonora, to the north at the Gila River in Arizona, and from the Sierra Madres and the San Pedro River on the east to the Gulf of California and the Colorado River to the west. Nogales is in the geographical center of the area. Housed in the Old Nogales City Hall, constructed in 1914, the museum provides information on the history of the Pimeria Alta and welcomes visitors to the border area. The society was formed in 1948, when a group of 30 people got together to preserve the rich and exciting history of the area. Since its inception, the mayor and city council of Nogales have supported the society, turning over the first floor and basement of the Old City Hall to P.A.H.S.v for use as a museum in 1978. They continue to provide funding for the museum's operations and refurbishing of the building. http://www.pimeriaaltamuseum.com/ The historical society museum is located in the Old City Hall in downtown Nogales, Arizona, one block north of the United States - Mexico border. The museum has a research library, rotating displays on the history of the region, archives of the Nogales International, Border Vidette, Oasis, and Nogales Daily Herald newspapers, three rare murals by renown bull fighter and artist Salvador Corona, and an extensive photography display on Camp Little, home of the Buffalo soldiers, and life on the border. Visitors can tour the old jail cells,view the hand drawn and hand operated pumper fire truck known as "Able and Willing", and peruse displays that will lead to an appreciation of the long and fascinating prehistory and history of the area. 136 N. Grand Avenue Nogales, AZ 85621 call us: 520-287- 4621 View full record
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