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Opening September 7, 2018.
This exhibit runs from September 8, 2018 through August 31, 2019.
John Horton Slaughter and his wife, Cora Viola Howell Slaughter, shaped southeastern Arizona in the aftermath of the OK Corral shootout. As sheriff, John brought peace to a fledgling Cochise County, making it safer for his cattle, his family, others who would soon come. This exhibit explores one couple and their border ranch, as their world changed dramatically, and an era of large range cattle ranching came to an end.
Open October 4, 2018 through February 16, 2019.
Facing Work, a multi-media exhibit exploring untold stories, lives, and histories of people behind the cash register by Tucson artist Kim Nicolini. In her exhibit, Kim combines creative arts, living people, and archival photos to shed new light on Tucson service workers: people we see every day but who are rarely recognized for their role in Tucson’s human, historical, and economic landscape.
A new type of museum exhibit that allows community historians and museum visitors to share a story about history. History Lab currently features:
Visitors will get a glimpse into the often-dangerous life of an 1870’s miner as they walk through underground mining tunnel and explore a two-story tall stamp mill. This immersive exhibit includes an assayer’s office, repair shop, and miner’s tent.
Take a behind-the-scenes look at treasured objects in our collection, including Spanish Colonial silver, Santa Anna’s uniform, Emperor Maximilian and Empress Carlotta’s jewelry, famous firearms, and much more.
Forty-five minute guided tours are scheduled for either 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. If your group includes more than 30 people, we will use both hours. A trained guide will conduct guests through museum exhibits extending from territorial to modern times.
For school groups, we prefer a ratio of 1 chaperone for every 5 students. Student admission is $4 each, teachers and chaperones are free.
For adult guided tours, we offer a $1 discount off regular admission for groups of 10 or more. Regular admission is $9 for adults (18-64), $7 for seniors (65+).
Please schedule your guided tour 3 weeks in advance. To schedule, see instructions below.
We offer discounts on self-guided tours for groups of 10 or more. The museum supplies a printed gallery guide to explain each room and exhibits.
Please fill out the online form to schedule a tour: NOTE:
PDF versions of the registration form are also available for download: 2018-2019 School Registration Form or 2018-19 Adult Tour Registration. Please fill out and email to Breann Velasco at [email protected].
For questions, call Breann Velasco at 520.617.1143 or email [email protected].
Esperanza Means Hope Resources Center
We provide a variety of materials for personal, classroom, and educational purposes.
visit: Esperanza Means Hope.
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 History Museum.
Whether you are hosting an intimate birthday celebration, or a 300 person corporate event, we are just the place for you!
The Arizona History Museum offers many unique spaces to host your next event, party, or wedding.
Visit our Meeting and Event Guide for more information.
If you’re interested in renting a space at the Arizona History Museum, please contact Nicola Brownlee, Facility Rental Coordinator at (520) 617-1141 or [email protected].
See the attached packet for more information on the facilities and pricing:
Arizona History Museum Rental Brochure
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We invite you to shop in our wonderful museum store where you will find fine Navajo and Zuni jewelry, reproductions of vintage photographs, maps, and greeting cards from our museum’s collections, children’s toys and books, blown glass artworks, and much more!
The Arizona Mercantile is located near the museum entrance to the right. All sales benefit Arizona Historical Society programs. AHS members receive a 10% discount on all merchandise.
Open during regular museum hours.