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Featured Exhibits

Historical League Historymakers

Historical League Historymakers

The Historical League is proud to present the 2023 Historymakers Lobby Exhibit. 2023 Arizona Historymakers: Frank M. Barrios, Michael M. Crow Ph. D., Angel Delgadillo, Dolan Ellis, The Honorable Terry Goddard, Denise D. Resnik, Dr. Jeffrey M. Trent Ph. D., Dr. Daniel D. Von Hoff M.D., Mrs. Elizabeth J. White. The exhibit showcases the exceptional contributions the 2023 honorees have made to our state and provides viewers direct access to the amazing oral histories and accomplishments of each diverse group of Historymakers since the program's inception in 1992.

Violet Decorates: Navajo Weavings from the Skull Valley General Store

Violet Decorates: Navajo Weavings from the Skull Valley General Store

Learn about how Navajo artists created their weavings and explore the interwoven patterns in this unique exhibit, Violet Decorates: Navajo Weavings from the Skull Valley General Store.

Barry Goldwater's Ham Radio Desk

Barry Goldwater's Ham Radio Desk

Barry Goldwater was a lifelong ham radio enthusiast. His civilian call sign was K7UGA, but he was also known for his military call sign AFA7UGA. Lonely GIs often found solace in a phone call–through ham radio–with their loved ones back home. This exhibit features the radio Barry Goldwater built over the course of thirty years.

Permanent Exhibits

Arizona and the 5 C's

Arizona and the 5 C's

Learn how breakthroughs in irrigation affected important industries such as agriculture and mining. Experience a 1910 recreation of Superintendent Lewis J. Hill’s office

The People

The People

Travel back in time to the Old West. Meet the
diverse group of individuals that made the 19th century Arizona frontier their home. Become inspired by the resilience of Arizona residents. Discover various social movements within the Phoenix area and learn how Arizonans fought for a brighter future. Investigate the galactic mystery of the Phoenix Lights that took place on May 13, 1997.

Desert Cities

Desert Cities

Experience the Post-WWII suburban boom that
transformed the Phoenix Metropolitan area into a cultural hub.
Explore the changes in employment, culture, and housing during
the 1950s, 60s, and 70s. Experience collections form Arizona’s most
prominent entertainers and artists and read about the history of
Arizona sports teams. Don’t miss Bob’s Big Boy and the beloved
Wallace and Ladmo!

WWII

WWII

Tour through recreations of an incarceration camp, a
prisoner of war camp, and military barracks to see how WWII changed the lives of all Arizonans. Walk through a Japanese incarceration camp, pile into a WWII jeep, and
climb up an observation deck to view our AT-6A military training airplane. Listen to calls home from military members and discover the plans of The Great Escape in the Papago Park Prisoner of War Camp.

Education

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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.

Facility Pricing Schedule

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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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