Come to the museum each Wednesday and the second Saturdays of June and July to take part in Tempe Time Machine!This free, drop-in program is geared toward kids age 4 - 12 and their families (kids older and younger are welcome too!).
The 3rd Thursday at the Museum season has concluded. Please join us again on Oct 19, 2017 for a new season. We will be using the same format where you join us for the best local dessert and coffee and an event that is part artist portrait, part history lesson, part community forum and part creative event. Open to the public; donations welcomed.
The schedule for the new season (Sept, 2017 through May, 2018) of Performances at the Museum is completed.
Check it out here.
TEMPE HISTORICAL SOCIETY LUNCH TALK SERIES
Arizona Storytellers Series
The Tempe Historical Society's lunchtime lecture series has concluded its season for now. Join us again for a new series on Weds Oct 11, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. in the museum's Community Room.
Saturday, July 29 2 -4 p.m.
DEATH at Papago Park POW Camp
By Jane Eppinga
Author Jane Eppinga will give a short presentation and sign copies of her book DEATH at Papago Park POW Camp: A Tragic Murder and America's Last Mass Execution. Copies of the book will be available for purchase during the event. German POW Werner Drechsler, who supplied German secrets to U.S. Navy authorities, was labeled a traitor and killed by fellow POWs. Ultimately, seven POWs were hanged for the crime. Author Jane Eppinga examines the tangled details and implications of America's last mass execution. This book signing is presented by Arcadia Publishing & The History Press, and the Tempe History Museum. Jane Eppinga is an award-winning author and historian living in Tucson, Arizona.