Meetings will be held in the Redwood Room of the new Library and Cultural Center at 5pm on the first Monday of the month.

Exceptions will be posted in the “What’s Happening” section.

Next Meeting Date: Sept 6th Guest Speaker David O’Barr, who is a new teacher here in Maricopa and amateur historian, will be speaking on local history here in Arizona.

Just a reminder, our September meeting will be on Tuesday, Sept 6th, due to the Labor Day Holiday on Monday.

Patricia Brock, our founder, passed away August 29, 2022. Her services will be this Friday, at 10am, Sept 2, 2022 in Chandler. She will be truly missed. We are so grateful for the legacy she left us through her books, interviews and support for the people and history of Maricopa. 


Cleaning Up and Moving Forward!

Maricopa Historic Society Meetings

Maricopa Historical Society Meetings have started up again plus regional and national event information is now available.

Zephyr Car Postcard

With COVID it is hard to know what is open and what is still closed. Here are some sites that we have visited that you might want to check out.

Ox Shoe

Shoes are a fashion staple, how about a pair for your cow! Learn more from our historic collection we call From Our Collection.

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 meets in the Redwood Room in the new Library on the first Monday of each month, at 5pm. 


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


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.