Arizona Heritage Center

21aug6:30 pm7:30 pmWorking with Sedona Schnebly: How I Told Her StoryPresented by Lisa Schnebly Heidinger. Book Signing to follow talk.Arizona Heritage Center

Blue Star Museum

Blue Star Museum

In partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, the Arizona History Museum offers free admission (with proof of military ID) for active-duty military and up to five family members. This offer extends from Memorial Day (May 29) to Labor Day (September 4).

Featured Exhibits

Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief’s Tribute to America’s Warriors

Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief’s Tribute to America’s Warriors

The Arizona Historical Society, in partnership with Sandra Day O’Connor Institute, has announced that they will host Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief’s Tribute to America’s Warriors, a special exhibit from the George W. Bush Institute, this fall.

Growing out of President George W. Bush’s personal commitment and the ongoing work of the Bush Institute’s Military Service Initiative, Portraits of Courage brings together sixty-six full-color portraits and a four-panel mural painted by President Bush of 98 service members and veterans who have served our nation with honor since 9/11, and whom the President has come to know personally since leaving office.

The Arizona Historical Society’s Arizona Heritage Center at Papago Park in Tempe is one of just four venues nationwide selected to host the paintings this year. Portraits of Courage will be on display from October 19 through December 29, 2018. The Arizona Heritage Center is located at 1300 N College Ave in Tempe, Arizona.

100 Years, 100 Ranchers Photography Exhibition by Scott Baxter
Open Now Through Sept. 18, 2018

100 Years, 100 Ranchers Photography Exhibition by Scott Baxter <br>Open Now Through Sept. 18, 2018

Featuring a collection of black and white photographs by renowned photographer Scott Baxter, illustrating 100 years of ranching in Arizona.The photographs provide an intimate look at ranching – the hardships, the relationship between rancher and animal, the isolation, and the beauty.
“The ranching tradition in Arizona is enduring and important…My goal is to recognize the families that have struggled to survive and persevere in these difficult times.” – Scott Baxter

Historical League HistorymakersTM 2017 Exhibit

Historical League Historymakers<sup>TM</sup> 2017 Exhibit

The Historical League is proud to present the 2017 Historymakers Lobby Exhibit. The exhibit showcases memorabilia, photographs, and video clips from the 2017 Historymakers: Ed Beauvais, America West founder; Wink Crigler, X Diamond Ranch owner; The Honorable Jon Kyl; The Papp Family, supporters of educational institutions, culture and the arts; Robert Spetzler, M.D., renowned neurosurgeon and retired Director of Barrow Neurological Institute; and Dr. Warren H. Stewart, Sr., Pastor of First Institutional Baptist Church of Phoenix since 1997. See our flyer.


Educators will find school tours at the Arizona Heritage Center are a great way to expand your students’ knowledge of Arizona and Natural History.

Students will enjoy learning about Arizona’s past through interactive and interesting exhibits. Our Natural History Gallery includes rocks, minerals, fossils and meteorites from Arizona and around the world.

School Tours
We offer guided and self-guided tours for student groups. To request more information or to reserve a tour, please complete the School Tour Request Form.

Group Tours
We also offer guided and self-guided tours for groups of 10 or more people. To request more information or to reserve a tour, please complete the Group Tour Request Form.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Dreaming of the perfect wedding venue?

Need an auditorium for your theater troupe performance?

Looking for meeting and event spaces for your next corporate event?

You’ll find what you are looking for at the Arizona Heritage Center. Nestled against the base of the Papago Park, the Arizona Heritage Center is a hidden paradise. Outdoor spaces provide scenic desert views and magnificent sunsets. Indoor spaces include a majestic sandstone lobby with grand staircase, auditorium, theater and a variety of meeting spaces.

Whether you are hosting an intimate birthday celebration, or a 2,000 person corporate event, we are just the place for you!

Visit our Meeting and Event Guide for more information.

Contact our Meeting and Event Planning Department at 480-387-5367, email [email protected] or visit us on


Front Desk 480.929.0292 [email protected]
Burns, James Executive Director Executive Administration 480.387.5366 [email protected]
Downs, Tawn Director, Central Arizona 480.387.5368 [email protected]
Goodwin, Mike Exhibit Preparator 480.387.5364 [email protected]
Kirchner, Erin Exhibit & Collections Curator 480.387.5361 [email protected]
McKinion, Debbie Business Development Manager 480.387.5367 [email protected]
Persidskis, Jan Building Maintenance Specialist 480.387.5351 [email protected]
Prosser, Michelle Museum Education Curator 480.387.5363 [email protected]
Rogers, Dennis Custodial Crew Supervisor 480.387.5352 [email protected]
Smith, Ashley Museum Registrar 480.387.5350 [email protected]
Irwin, Susan Director, Library & Archives Library & Archives 480.387.5353 [email protected]
Tabah-Percival, Rebekah Archivist Library & Archives 480.387.5356 [email protected]
Library Reference 480.387.5355 [email protected]

Visit 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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