Help us celebrate the 20th anniversary of our Annual Historic Home Tour!
It will be held on Saturday February 1st, 2020 from 10am-4pm.
This year we are featuring the Evergreen Historic District and the Second Street District with special stops at the Sirrine House, Irving School, the Mesa Woman's Club, and the Mitten House.
Tickets are $20 per person and are available for purchase online or at the Museum. They will also be available for purchase the morning of the event starting at 9:30am at the Sirrine House or the Mesa Woman's Club.
If you purchase your tickets prior to the event, please stop by either the Sirrine House or the Mesa Woman's Club to receive your wristband and your tour booklet. You will not be allowed in the homes without a wristband so please be sure to pick it up at one of the designated locations the day of the event starting at 9:30am.
160 N Center St, Mesa, AZ 85201
Mesa Woman's Club:
200 N Macdonald, Mesa, AZ 85201
Tickets to the Home Tour also include admission to the Mesa Historical Museum located at 2345 N Horne, Mesa AZ 85203.
*Tickets will stop being available online at 5pm on Friday, January 31st.
A celebration of Mesa’s
Washington Park Community
February 8, 2020 – Mid-July, 2020
Hallelujah Hats! is a celebration of the churches of Washington Park through the jewelry, hats, and fashion worn by church goers. It documents the once thriving segregated African American community in Mesa, Arizona. From the early days of slavery to today, the African American community has embraced the church as a symbol and site for inspiration, guidance and hope. The tradition of adorning oneself has deep roots dating back to the first African Slaves in America. Guest curator Bruce Nelson presents an exhibition focusing around five churches in the Washington Park neighborhood. The exhibit includes over 100 vintage hats, purses, gloves, costume jewelry, and shoes. Historic photographs (baptizing in the canal), and oral histories will be displayed. The opening program of Hallelujah Hats! will feature traditional and contemporary Negro spirituals from two church choirs and activities for the whole family!
Call Sign Mesa
A History of Aviation in Mesa, Arizona
August 2020- January 2021
Call Sign Mesa is an exhibit that will explore the aviation history of Mesa starting from our earliest known pilots in the 1920s all the way to our participation in the training of local and international pilots during World War II. We will also explore the many commercial airlines that fly through the Mesa sky everyday, and the Mesa businesses who make aviation travel possible. This exhibit will include historic photographs of our local Air Force bases, model airplanes and fun interactive exhibit elements the whole family can enjoy!