Upcoming Museum Events


This typically free series runs from September through May. It presents performances from the East Valley community and the many cultural groups within it. Included are children’s plays, kid and adult film series, classical music pulled out of the symphony halls and cultural and educational musical performances from groups representing Mariachi, Brazilian, Tempe Rock and World Beat music. Most shows start at 7 p.m. and are free. Here are some upcoming performances:  

September 25: An Evening of Blues with Hans Olson and Chuck Hall at 7 p.m.


Sounds of Summer
The Tempe History Museum’s Wild Wednesdays programs have been expanded to include a few Saturdays. Have fun with hands-on activities, interesting displays, fun interactives and special performances at the museum this summer! These are free drop in events for families.

Special Exhibit and Presentation

Hiroshima Calling 2015: Call for Peace

Poster Exhibit: August 4 through August 9

Hiroshima Calling commemorates the 70th Anniversary of the A-bomb that was dropped on Japanese cities in August of 1945. The Tempe History Museum, in collaboration with the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, will host a poster series August 4-9 that chronicles the events surrounding the 1945 bombing. Visitors will be able to read information and view before and after images of the cities, reconstruction efforts, effects of radiation on the body and more. Admission is free and open to the public during regular business hours.

Hiroshima Calling 2015: Call for Peace

Special Evening Event with Performance: Friday August 7, from 5-8 p.m.

In conjunction with the Hiroshima Calling poster exhibit, the Tempe History Museum and Ancient Sounds of Peace present a free special event on Friday, Aug. 7. From 5 to 8 p.m., visitors are invited to create origami cranes and beaded bracelets that symbolize peace. Starting at 7 p.m., guest speakers Shigeko Sasamori, Frank Yakov Mashiaro and Susan Southard will share their experiences surrounding the war. From 8-9 p.m., a performance featuring ancient Japanese drumming songs from Hiroshima will round out the evening. This special event is free and open to the public. This special event is free with donations greatly appreciated.

Hiroshima REVflyer

Movies at the Museum
Classic Disney Movies on the first 4 Sundays in August at 2 p.m.

THIRD Thursday at the MUSEUM
The Third Thursday at the Museum series has concluded for this year. Join us again in September.

World War I Centennial Speaker Series
The Tempe Public Library and the Tempe History Museum present a free series featuring talks about the history of war. Presented at the Tempe History Museum.

Programs focusing on Arizona's statehood
The Tempe Historical Society's lunchtime lecture series has concluded for the year. They will start again in October, 2015. Bring your lunch and enjoy these presentations monthly from October through November and January through April. Coffee will be provided. 

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