New Exhibit in Tucson Focuses on the Southern AZ Alcohol Industry

Drinking locally has been a tradition in this part of the world for millennia, starting with the early indigenous cultures of this region. As you walk through this exhibit, you will learn the history of locally made alcohol in Arizona, including how plants with over 10,000 years of history are still in use today, that […]

Los Desconocidos: The Migrant Quilt Project Closing Event

“This exhibit of humanity is hauntingly beautiful,” Kyle Morey, AHS Development Director said while speaking to the consulate of Mexico, Rafael Barceló Durazo, during Arizona Historical Society’s closing ceremony for Los Desconocidos: The Migrant Quilt Project. “The artifact that wrings my heart is a little girl’s blue-jean skirt with the label: ‘suenos de caramelos’ which means ‘candy dreams’ […]

Borderlands Theater and Los Descendientes de Tucson receive new landlords in Rio Nuevo at historic adobe

February 2, 2023 Borderlands Theater and Los Descendientes de Tucson receive new landlords in Rio Nuevo at historic adobe Tucson, AZ On January 27, 2023, the Arizona Historical Society Board of Directors  unanimously approved the sale of the Sosa-Carrillo House to Rio Nuevo. The historic, 1880s  home on the Tucson Convention Center Campus is one […]

Drinking Local VIP Exhibit Reveal

THIS EVENT IS CURRENTLY SOLD OUT For questions about the sold out event or to be added to our waiting list, please email Kyle Morey at [email protected] Have you ever wandered a museum while sipping wine, whiskey or beer? Join the Arizona Historical Society, Local First Arizona, Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Tucson Foodie, Tucson Guide, and Arizona […]

A Museum Full of Doctors Breaks Records in Tucson

December 19, 2022

“Our foodie night for Tucson’s medical community was perhaps the largest social gathering of healthcare providers in Tucson in years,” said Dennis Carey, Executive Director for the Pima County Medical Society (PCMS) and event partner. With 211 medical professionals signed up to attend Arizona Historical Society’s Medical Night at the Museum, Carey may very well […]

The Pioneer Hotel Fire of 1970

It was an exciting evening at the Pioneer Hotel on December 20, 1970. Hughes Aircraft, now Raytheon, held their annual Holiday Party in what was one of Arizona’s premier hotels–hundreds of people were in attendance. Winter visitors from all over the US and Sonora were either snuggled up in bed or enjoying the holiday festivities. […]

Pausing to Help Slow the Spread of COVID

Dear Members & Friends of Arizona History, We hope that you and your families are safe and staying well. We know many of you have been looking forward to visiting our museums and libraries. Please be advised that as of Tuesday, June 30, Arizona History Museum in Tucson and the Arizona Heritage Center at Papago Park in Tempe will […]

Praying for Rain: Día de San Juan Celebrations in Tucson

Today is Día de San Juan, or the Feast of St. John the Baptist. In addition to being an important feast day for Catholics, Día de San Juan also marks the beginning of monsoon season. There are a few possible origin stories for the connection between St. John and the monsoons: one suggests that Francisco […]

Important News about Museums Reopening

Important Update: June 30, 2020 As of June 30, 2020, the Arizona Historical Society has temporarily closed the Arizona History Museum and Arizona Heritage Center. Please read the latest news posted on June 30. — June 5, 2020 The Arizona Historical Society is excited to welcome you back into our museums. For more than 150 […]

A Dive Into The Treasure Trove

April 08, 2020

When the Arizona History Museum closed, Preparator Vannesa Fajardo and Statewide Collections Manager Trish Norman worked to clean and switch out artifacts in the Treasures Gallery. We can’t wait to show you some of the new objects on display!

New Exhibit in Tucson Focuses on the Southern AZ Alcohol Industry

Drinking locally has been a tradition in this part of the world for millennia, starting with the early indigenous cultures of this region. As you walk through this exhibit, you will learn the history of locally made alcohol in Arizona, including how plants with over 10,000 years of history are still in use today, that […]

Los Desconocidos: The Migrant Quilt Project Closing Event

“This exhibit of humanity is hauntingly beautiful,” Kyle Morey, AHS Development Director said while speaking to the consulate of Mexico, Rafael Barceló Durazo, during Arizona Historical Society’s closing ceremony for Los Desconocidos: The Migrant Quilt Project. “The artifact that wrings my heart is a little girl’s blue-jean skirt with the label: ‘suenos de caramelos’ which means ‘candy dreams’ […]

Borderlands Theater and Los Descendientes de Tucson receive new landlords in Rio Nuevo at historic adobe

February 2, 2023 Borderlands Theater and Los Descendientes de Tucson receive new landlords in Rio Nuevo at historic adobe Tucson, AZ On January 27, 2023, the Arizona Historical Society Board of Directors  unanimously approved the sale of the Sosa-Carrillo House to Rio Nuevo. The historic, 1880s  home on the Tucson Convention Center Campus is one […]

Drinking Local VIP Exhibit Reveal

THIS EVENT IS CURRENTLY SOLD OUT For questions about the sold out event or to be added to our waiting list, please email Kyle Morey at [email protected] Have you ever wandered a museum while sipping wine, whiskey or beer? Join the Arizona Historical Society, Local First Arizona, Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Tucson Foodie, Tucson Guide, and Arizona […]

A Museum Full of Doctors Breaks Records in Tucson

December 19, 2022

“Our foodie night for Tucson’s medical community was perhaps the largest social gathering of healthcare providers in Tucson in years,” said Dennis Carey, Executive Director for the Pima County Medical Society (PCMS) and event partner. With 211 medical professionals signed up to attend Arizona Historical Society’s Medical Night at the Museum, Carey may very well […]

The Pioneer Hotel Fire of 1970

It was an exciting evening at the Pioneer Hotel on December 20, 1970. Hughes Aircraft, now Raytheon, held their annual Holiday Party in what was one of Arizona’s premier hotels–hundreds of people were in attendance. Winter visitors from all over the US and Sonora were either snuggled up in bed or enjoying the holiday festivities. […]

Pausing to Help Slow the Spread of COVID

Dear Members & Friends of Arizona History, We hope that you and your families are safe and staying well. We know many of you have been looking forward to visiting our museums and libraries. Please be advised that as of Tuesday, June 30, Arizona History Museum in Tucson and the Arizona Heritage Center at Papago Park in Tempe will […]

Praying for Rain: Día de San Juan Celebrations in Tucson

Today is Día de San Juan, or the Feast of St. John the Baptist. In addition to being an important feast day for Catholics, Día de San Juan also marks the beginning of monsoon season. There are a few possible origin stories for the connection between St. John and the monsoons: one suggests that Francisco […]

Important News about Museums Reopening

Important Update: June 30, 2020 As of June 30, 2020, the Arizona Historical Society has temporarily closed the Arizona History Museum and Arizona Heritage Center. Please read the latest news posted on June 30. — June 5, 2020 The Arizona Historical Society is excited to welcome you back into our museums. For more than 150 […]

A Dive Into The Treasure Trove

April 08, 2020

When the Arizona History Museum closed, Preparator Vannesa Fajardo and Statewide Collections Manager Trish Norman worked to clean and switch out artifacts in the Treasures Gallery. We can’t wait to show you some of the new objects on display!

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