This museum opened in July 1963 (in operation for 58 years now), the culmination of months of planning and hard work by many dedicated individuals. Dorothy Mattice had a love of history and should be mentioned as the first curator. Cherrel Weech also deserves recognition as she oversaw the museum for 30 years.
We sponsor Heritage Days annually in April and invite all to come back, visit with us and each other, and enjoy the displays, demonstrations, entertainment and great food! We host a Barbeque at the Pima School Cafeteria on Friday evening and a Cowboy Breakfast with music Saturday morning at the W.M. Carter Farm Museum. School classes are encouraged to have reunions during this time.
We are a quality institution, operating under professional based policies and procedures, certified by the Arizona Historical Society. We are a registered non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.
"People who honor the deeds of their ancestors are most likely to accomplish
things that are worthy of remembrance by their descendants."
— Elder Russell M. Nelson
|Museum collections include, but are not limited to: