949 East 2nd Street, Tucson Arizona 85719
520-628-5774 Fax 9-8966
The Arizona Historical Society of Tucson contains four museums within its jurisdiction. Those establishments are the Tucson Main Museum, Fort Lowell Museum, Downtown Museum and the Sosa-Carrillo-Fremont House Museum. The Tucson Main Museum, located on East 2nd Street near the University of Arizona campus, features interactive and traditional exhibits of Arizona's past, including an underground copper mine, ranch and town life in the 1870s, the archeology of Tucson's historic downtown, an original stagecoach and a 1923 Studebaker.
Originally established in 1873, the Fort Lowell Museum is located in the reconstructed Commanding Officer's quarters of Old Fort Lowell and offers interesting exhibits regarding military life on the Arizona frontier. This AHS museum is located in the Old Fort Lowell Park where walking tours and living history events are occasionally offered.
The Arizona Historical Society is open Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4:00 p.m.
Other museums that fall under the direction of the Arizona Historical Society are located in Flagstaff, Yuma, and Tempe. The Arizona Historical Society was established by the territorial legislature on November 7, 1864, making it Arizona's oldest cultural institution.
Other History nearby:
(Tucson) 390th Memorial Museum
(Tucson) Arizona Historical Society
(Tucson) Arizona Historical Society of Tucson
(Tucson) Arizona Sonora Desert Museum
(Tucson) Arizona State Museum
(Tucson) Charles O. Brown House
11/29 Coming to The Tucson area
National Festival of the West Scottsdale AZ March21-24 Nation Festival of the West is the country's largest celebration of the Old West and the American Cowboy.
Arizona Renaissance Festival Apache Junction AZ March30-31 In addition to village street and pathway events, the Festival has twelve stages of ongoing shows performing every half-hour. From the daily opening ceremony to the closing cannon shot, every Festival minute and every Festival acre is filled with mirth, merriment and marketplace exhibitions.
Marana Main Street Festival Marana AZ April6 Located downtown at Marana Main Street and Civic Center Drive, between the Marana Municipal Complex and the Marana Health Center. There will be:
Concert (Saturday night),
Pancake breakfast (Sunday), and
RV boondocking (Friday-Sunday).
10th Annual Polish Festival Phoenix AZ April13-14 Authentic Polish food, beef, raffle, live entertainment, fun activities for kids.
Prickly Pear Festival Superior AZ August24 The historic copper mining town of Superior hosts a new prickly pear festival featuring a morning “how to pick and juice ‘em” class by Jean Groen.