PCHS Museum News:
Visit our Schedule of Events page for more information about our exciting 2021 programming!
October 1st, 2020 marks the first day the Pinal County Historical Museum will reopen its doors to the public! The museum will be open Tuesday through Saturday from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm with all safety precautions in place.
The museum's rear entrance, located off the back parking lot off of Gressinger Street, is the entrance available for public use. PCHS Museum will be open up to ten guests in the museum's interior at any one time. We request large groups call ahead so the museum can accommodate.
Visitation safety precautions and expectations will be posted at the rear entry. All staff and volunteers will wear facial masks; we encourage our guests to also wear masks. If guests do not have facial masks, disposable masks will be available. PCHS Museum installed Plexiglas partitions in transactional areas; hand sanitizer stations are available. Staff will implement a regular cleaning schedule.
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 barbed wire collections, cactus furniture, quilts and antique clothing, prison artifacts including hanging nooses, two-seater gas chamber chair, and prison registers. There 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 Florence and surrounding areas in Pinal County, and to develop and maintain ethical, effective and efficient standards in carrying out these endeavors for the benefit of present and future generations.
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