Upcoming Historical Conferences

January 14, 2023 Mormon Battalion at the Colorado: 1:00 at West Wetlands Park, Yuma, AZ

January 24 – 27 Southern Trails Chapter of OCTA in Tombstone, AZ

January 28 – February 5 Scottsdale Western Week

February 3     Hash knife Pony Express in Scottsdale

February 3     Spirit of the West Museum in Scottsdale open house          

February XX   Arizona Railways Day at the Railways Museum

March 10-13  American Rock Art Research Association

March 30 – April 2 OCTA Spring Conference in St. Joseph, Missouri

April 13 – 15  Arizona History Convention in Tempe History Museum 

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. Be sure to check their website for the latest dates and times they are open. We would love to hear about places you have found too.

Mesa Historical Museum – Is open again, for hours and information check their website: Home | Museum (mesahistoricalmuseum.com)

Gilbert Historical Museum – Has a Quilt display with a blue & white theme April to May 31, 2021. Website: Gilbert Historical Museum | Museums in Arizona | HD SOUTH

Veteran’s Oasis Park and Environmental Center in Chandler – Hosting an Earth Day Celebration April 17th, Nature center is open and walking trails around the lake are open. Website: Veterans Oasis Park | City of Chandler (chandleraz.gov)

Chandler Historical Museum – Newly opened, remodel of the old museum. Website: Chandler Museum | City of Chandler (chandleraz.gov)

Gilbert Riparian Preserve – Hiking trails, observatory, bird watching, fishing, and much more. Website: Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch | Town of Gilbert, Arizona (gilbertaz.gov)

Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park – Is open with masks required, check their website for updates: Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park | Arizona (azstateparks.com)

Benson Historical Museum and Visitor CenterTHE BENSON HISTORICAL MUSEUM (howardbensonmuseum.com) and the visitor’s center Welcome Benson Visitor Center

Usery Mountain Regional Park – Nature Center and Hiking Trails are open, website: www.maricopa.gov/parks

The Amerind Foundation – A Museum of Native American Archaeology, Art, History and Culture located in Dragoon AZ. Website: www.amerind.org