The construction project at the Museum has
finally been completed and we will officially reopen for business on
Tuesday, December 16th . We will resume our regular hours of 11:00 a.m.
to 4:00 p.m. Tuesday – Saturday and 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. on Sundays. The
Museum is closed on Mondays.
Please come in to see us and see the changes that have been made to the
Museum. Our newest exhibits includes portraits of the Ruggles family and
artifacts donated by Levi Ruggles’ ancestors. Thanks you for your
patients and we look forward to seeing you. In addition to changing the
rear entrance and replacing the bathrooms, kitchen and storage area we
also have had a complete roof repair. Come see it all!!!
We are a private non-profit
organization originally founded in 1959 as a countywide museum. Our
current home was built in 1970. The museum has numerous exhibits of
native Americans, day to day life in early Florence, prison artifacts,
and an extensive Library of Arizona and the southwest. In addition,
extensive records are available for research on families as well as
history of the area. Our staff will assist with onsite research.
You will find outstanding Indian exhibits,
extensive bullet and barbed wire collections, cactus furniture, quilts
and antique clothing, prison artifacts including hanging nooses,
two-seater gas chamber chair, and prison registers. The is an outdoor
display of antique farm machinery, a blacksmith shop, 1928 Pioneer
Cabin, and vintage fire engines.
Visit our "Reference Library" as we are proud
to have over 1000 books about the people, history, flora and fauna of
the region, Arizona Highways Magazine dating back to 1937 and archives
including documents, letters and photographs.
To collect, preserve, interpret and disseminate
relevant and historically significant materials pertaining to the
southwest with emphasis on Pinal County, and especially Florence and to
develop and maintain ethical, effective and efficient standards in
carrying out these endeavors for the benefit of present and future
Make a Donation to the Pinal County
Historical Museum Construction Renovation Project: