Calendar of Events

The museum galleries are open from 12noon-4pm Thursday-Sunday from Sept. 24, 2016 through May 1, 2017

and on the Second Saturday of July and August through the summer


 Second Saturdays @ The Museum

Second Saturdays throughout the year feature special events during the day and in the evening.

Scroll down to see the full calendar of events and to purcahse tickets for events that require a ticket. All other events are included with museum admission.



2016-2017 2nd Saturday Family Programs


October 8, 2016- Día de Los Muertos Craft Activity


November 12, 2016- Project WET, pt. 1 of a water resource series presented by Chuck Dugan


December 10, 2016- Project WET, pt. 2 of a water resource series presented by Chuck Dugan


January 14, 2017- Project WET, pt. 3 of a water resource series presented by Chuck Dugan


February 11, 2017- Project WET, pt. 4 of a water resource series presented by Chuck Dugan


March 11, 2107- Airplane exploration craft activity


April 8, 2017- Model Frontier Town craft activity


July 8, 2017 - Museum Bingo craft and game activity


August 13, 2017- Games Galore- craft and game activity


2016-2017 2nd Saturday History Speaks! Calendar



October 8, 2016- Marshall Shore presents “Arizona Ghost Towns”


November 12, 2016- Marcus Monenerkit presents “Beautiful Games: American Indian Sport and Art”


December 10, 2016- Gregory McNamee presents “Native in a Strange Land: The Life of Mike Burns, Indian Scout”


January 14, 2017- Li Yang presents “Don Chun Wo, Unofficial Mayor of Tucson’s Chinatown” 


February 11, 2017- Akua Anokye presents “African American Pioneers of Arizona”

March 11, 2107- Christine Reid presents “Women of the Arizona Prison”



Come join us for our annual fundraising gala. Experience the magic of the Museum under a starlit sky with a gourmet buffet dinner, live music, silent auction, door prizes, and cash bar. This year we celebrate the beloved Dallis family with our theme:

"Dallis, Egypt and Beyond". More information TBA.

All proceeds support historic preservation, educational programs, and historic properties.

Purchase your tickets by visiting Tickets will be held on "will call" at the door the night of the event. If you cannot attend but would like to donate please visit our Support page to learn more or click on the donate button below. Thank you!

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Physical Access to the Museum Properties

Many programs including HIstory Speaks! and some Second Saturday evening events take place in Heritage Hall, an historic building on the Museum grounds. The building has seven outdoor steps and five indoor steps which include handrails, but does not offer an elevator or ramps at this time. If you require assistance to enter the building, please notify the museum staff and volunteers prior to or at the time of the event. The main exhibits and galleries of the museum, both indoor and outdoor, are wheelchair accessible. 

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