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Featured Exhibits

Rebuilding Home Plate- Baseball in Arizona’s Japanese American Incarceration Camps

Rebuilding Home Plate- Baseball in Arizona’s Japanese American Incarceration Camps

Open January 26, 2023: Rebuilding Home Plate- Baseball in Arizona’s Japanese American Incarceration Camps tells the stories of Japanese Americans who were stripped of their constitutional rights during World War II and how “America’s Pastime” was a means of enduring and escaping their imprisonment.

Covid Memorial Quilt exhibit

Covid Memorial Quilt exhibit

The Covid Memorial Quilt, begun by seventh grader Madeleine Fugate, remembers those lost to the COVID-19 pandemic. There are 22 quilt panels on display, each remembering 25 people who have died. Accompanying the quilt are objects and images exploring the parallels between the current COVID-19 pandemic and the historic tuberculosis and polio epidemics in Arizona.



Experience "On Air: The History of Broadcast News in Arizona" the newest exhibit at the Arizona Heritage Center in Tempe. The exhibit tells the story of the early beginnings of broadcast news in Arizona, and follows the dramatic changes in technology and culture from the 1920s to today. Featured objects not only tell the story of Arizona’s growth but also how the state provided the backdrop for some of the nation’s leading stories and trusted faces in broadcasting the news locally and eventually nationally.

The exhibit features Arizona television and radio artifacts and images donated to the Arizona Historical Society by the House of Broadcasting.

Historical League HistorymakersTM 2019 Exhibit

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The Historical League is proud to present the 2019 Historymakers Lobby Exhibit. 2019 Arizona Historymakers: Betsey Bayless, Dr. Arthur DeCabooter, Michael J. Fox, Alfredo Gutierrez, Merrill Mahaffey and Vernon D. Swaback. The exhibit will showcase the exceptional contributions the 2019 honorees have made to our state and provide viewers direct access to the amazing oral histories and accomplishments of each diverse group of Historymakers since the program's inception in 1992.

Permanent Exhibits


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AZ Heritage Center Gift ShopVisit the gift shop and select from a wide selection of books, jewelry, bookends and minerals. Kids can select from a variety of children’s books, polished rocks and souvenirs.

We are proud to feature the highly acclaimed, “Tastes and Treasures II, A Storytelling Cookbook of Historic Arizona.” Published by the Historical League, this beautifully illustrated cookbook includes recipes and stories from some of Arizona’s most iconic restaurants and well-known Arizona families. Retail value: $30

Arizona Historical Society members receive a 10% discount off gift store merchandise.

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