New Summer Hours June thru Aug are Thurs - Sat from 10am to 12 Noon

We will be closed July 4th

Coffee on the Porch will also break during the summer and resume in September

(July we will be taking a break and there will be no speaker or meeting)
Next Meeting Date: Aug 5th Bill Luther – “Antidotes of the Civil War”

Sep 3rd (Tue) – Kent Charles – “Maricopa Train Station”

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.

Summer Museum Hours will be from 10am to 12 Noon, Thursday – Saturday, June 1st to Aug 31st.

We will not be meeting for Coffee on the porch from June 1st to August 31st

Train car will be open for tours on Saturdays during museum hours or by appointment.

Maricopa Museum and Visitor Center at Heritage Park

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.

Paul Shirk, MHS President, was interviewed about the opening of the Maricopa Museum and Visitor Center on the Arizona Horizon PBS show. Click on the picture to view the interview or the following link: New Maricopa Museum & Visitor Center – Arizona PBS (

 “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 Information:


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.