The Silver Horizon Ribbon Cutting will be October 7, 2023 from 9am-2pm

Next Meeting Date: Oct 2nd –  Pres. Paul Shirk will present a fun PowerPoint “History of Our Silver Horizon.” Complete with seldom seen pictures of the Silver Horizon rail car, punctuated with era-appropriate music to highlight the 75-year journey to her home here in Heritage Park.

Meetings are held in the Redwood Room of the Library and Cultural Center at 5pm on the first Monday of the month, unless otherwise noted. 

Maricopa Museum and Visitor Center at Heritage Park located at 44240 Maricopa-Grande Hwy, is now open for tours. For more information on the Museum call 520-483-4692 during open hours.

New Summer hours: Wednesday – Coffee on the Porch 9am to 11am

(inside during hot weather)

Museum & Visitor Center Hours – 11am to 2pm – Wed to Sat 

Maricopa Museum and Visitor Center at Heritage Park

We have had good news coverage for our Visitor Center and Museum.  Most of which can still be seen online at InMaricopa and the Maricopa Monitor.

Maricopa Historical Society Meetings are in the Redwood Room at the Library on the 1st Monday of the month, the guest speaker and other information can be found in this section.

Here are some sites that we have visited that you might want to check out. Also listed are some upcoming events that might be fun to add to your calendar.

Incised petroglyph rock art. The long-billed wading bird was etched into desert varnish by Dave Morris. Dave spoke and demonstrated his art at one of our 2023 speaker meetings.

Come join us for Coffee on the porch (inside during the hot weather) Wednesdays at 9am and share with us stories and thoughts on Maricopa’s history.

 “In Maricopa” article and photos of their recent tour of the Silver Horizon rail car.…/

Maricopa Moves Historic California Zephyr Rail Car the Silver Horizon

Silver Horizon History
By Paul Shirk

“Silver Horizon” CB&Q 375 one of seven rear sleeper-observation cars used on the California Zephyr trains…

Silver Horizon railcar


Maricopa Historical Society Museum and Visitor Center is located at:

44240 Maricopa-Casa Grande Highway, Maricopa, AZ 85138

Ph: 520-483-4692

Meetings of the Maricopa Historical Society will be held in the Redwood Room in the new Library on the first Monday of each month, at 5pm. 

Library Address:

Maricopa Library & Cultural Center
18160 N. Maya Angelou Drive
Maricopa, AZ 85138
Phone: 520/568-2926

Library Hours:

Mon-Thurs: 9am – 7pm
Fri-Sat: 9am-6pm
Closed Sunday and major holidays 

Maricopa Historical Society Contact Person:
Paul Shirk  909-260-3020

Please note that the Maricopa Historical Society is in the City of Maricopa in Pinal county, not to be confused with the County of Maricopa.