Mesa Historical Museum and its current exhibits

Are you passionate about history? Would you like to learn more about the rich history of Mesa and its citizens? If the answer is yes, then you have to visit this amazing museum.

About the Museum:

Mesa Historical Museum preserves Mesa’s rich history and regional heritage. In 1987 Museum opened its doors to the public. The Museum originally housed exhibits in both the main building and the auditorium, but the growing collection needs of the museum, along with state and legislative requirements forced the museum to use the auditorium for other purposes, including storage for the ever-growing collections, with hopes to open it up again in the future as a community space.

Current exhibits:

Women in Aviation

Women in Aviation is a rotating special exhibit meaning it’s a one time special exhibit that rotates out 1-2 times a year. It honors the contributions by women aviators who lived, worked and flew in Arizona. This new exhibit covers more than 100 years of aviation history in Arizona and includes Notable aviatrixes, such as Ruth Reinhold, Ruby Wine Sheldon, Jacqueline Cochran, Jeannie Flynn and Martha McSally.

This exhibit is only here through June, so get in!

Mesa History

Mesa History, a permanent exhibit meaning that will stay up all year round and new items will occasionally be rotated in on a yearly basis. Visit this exhibit to learn all about Mesa’s rich history. Find out: Who settled here? How did they do it? What was life like for early Mesans?

Mesa History / visitarizona.com

Founding Families

Founding Families is a permanent exhibit and it features historic artifacts, images, and stories from members of the first founding families who settled Lehi and Mesa.

Play Ball: The Arizona Spring Training Experience

A a permanent exhibit that features the history of Spring Training, the birth of the Cactus League and Cactus League Hall of Fame, along with photos and collections from the last one hundred years of baseball in Mesa.

Mesa / Lehi Schools

At this permanent exhibit you can see photos and memorabilia that highlights some of the earliest students to attend the old Lehi School during the early 1900’s as well as some of the graduating classes from Mesa Union High during the 1920’s.

Adobe Schoolhouse Replica

Built in the early 2000’s, this is a replica of the original adobe schoolhouse that stood in the same spot in the 1880’s. The inside is decorated with desks and various other artifacts that show what school life looked like 100+ years ago.

Admission:

  • Adults $5
  • Seniors (65+) $4
  • Military Personnel $4
  • Youth (under 21) $3
  • Children under 3 free
  • Members free

Hours: Tuesday – Saturday: 10am-4pm

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 480-835-2286

Location:

See you there!

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