New Exhibition

Discover Buzz Aldrin’s NASA Spacesuit at the Arizona History Museum

From capturing the first image of a black hole to creating and hosting telescopes to sending multiple missions to Mars, Arizona has been at the forefront of space discoveries and NASA missions for decades. “Ready to Launch: Arizona’s Place in Space” investigates the impact that the people, landscape, and universities in Arizona have played in space exploration. Plan your visit today!

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Upcoming Events

“A Bird’s Eye View: Finding C.J. Dyer” on August 5

Phoenix resident C.J. Dyer was an accomplished artist, surveyor, and politician who created five bird’s-eye views of Arizona in the late 19th Century. Four of the lithographs portrayed the greater Phoenix area, including a view of Tempe in 1888. Join the Arizona Historical Society and presenter Ed Dobbins on August 5 as he explores the role Dyer’s bird’s-eyes played in the early promotion of agriculture in the valley.

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Bring Arizona’s history to life with Museum in a Box

Attention educators! Discover the influence Arizona’s early economy–climate, citrus, cattle, copper, and cotton–had on the people who call this state home. This program uses primary sources from Arizona Historical Society’s Library and Archives and artifacts collection. Each virtual box incorporates cross-curricular standards for educators.

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