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Presentation on the American Buffalo

August 22, 2024 5:30-7pm
At the Mesa Historical Museum

Mesa Historical Museum Director, Susan Ricci, will be hosting a program on the extermination of the North American buffalo - American Buffalo: From the Brink of Extinction to a Conservation Success Story. Buffalo population had soared to upwards of 60 million animals but by the end of the 19th century, there were less than a thousand animals left. What led to this massive population decline and why are the buffalo so important today? Susan will explore this amazing survival story and how the loss of this one animal impacted Native American tribes across the country.


Susan has been providing lectures on bison restoration and Native American buffalo culture for twenty years. A former buffalo rancher, Susan founded the Museum of the American Bison which is currently located at Crazy Horse Memorial in South Dakota.

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Special Indoor Book Fair

Thousands of gently used books at huge bargain prices. Most books $1 paperback $2 hardcover (except rare and unusual books which are marked separate and $4 coffee table books).

Friday October 11, 2024 - PREVIEW SALE
$20 admission FRIDAY ONLY 5pm-9pm

Saturday October 12, 2024 8am-3pm - FREE TO ATTEND + free admission to museum (10am-4pm)

Sunday October 13, 2024 8am-3pm - FREE TO ATTEND


**This event is separate from our usual annual book sale fundraiser in February**

October 11-13, 2024
Lehi Auditorium at the
Mesa Historical Museum

2024 Annual Cemetery Tour

October 26, 2024 8-10am
Historic City of Mesa Cemetery

The Mesa Historical Museum is holding our annual historic Cemetery Tour on Saturday October 26th, 2024 from 8am-10am at the Historic City of Mesa Cemetery.

This year we are featuring a new section of the cemetery! Stay tuned for more details.

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Annual Arts & Crafts Fair

November 16, 2024 9am-4pm
MHM Grounds / Auditorium

The Mesa Historical Museum is holding an Arts & Crafts Fair on Saturday November 16th, 2024 from 9am-4pm.

Arts and Crafts Fair held on the museum grounds and featuring 60 local vendors with handmade crafts including (but not limited to): Jewelry, soaps and lotions, glass art, rock art, ornaments, clothing, home and garden decor, pottery, baskets, candles, woodcrafted items, tumblers and mugs, artwork, seasonal wreaths, and so much more!

Food trucks will be available and there will be free museum admission.


We still have vendor spaces left. We are also looking for sponsors for this event.
If you are interested in becoming a vendor or a sponsor, please email us at for an application / more information.

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Silent Auction

December 1-8, 2024

The Mesa Historical Museum is holding its annual holiday fundraising auction featuring dozens of hand crafted baskets filled with home made arts and crafts, just in time for the holiday season. This is the perfect opportunity to find unique, one-of-a-kind gifts just in time for the holidays!

The silent auction will open on Sunday December 1st at 10am and goes through Sunday December 8th and closes at 5pm.
You do have to create a free account through our auction site at

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