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NEW Featured Exhibit


Museum Trains Exhibit logo

The introduction of rail service to the area resulted in a transformation of Tempe and the Salt River Valley. The ability to move people and goods in vast quantities resulted in community growth, increased prosperity and significant change. The themes of transportation and transformation are core to this exhibit. The exhibit runs through October 8, 2017.

This exhibit was produced in partnership with Arizona Railway Museum (Chandler) and is made possible through the support of the City of Tempe, Tempe Historical Society, AZ Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities.  

Click for more information about Trains of Tempe.

 

Main Exhibit Gallery
 
Tempe History Museum PhotoThe main exhibition hall, entitled, Tempe: Distinct, Diverse, Dynamic,
is the heart of the Tempe History Museum. Here the story of Tempe
is dramatically staged through a variety of media. The exhibition explores
the history of Tempe using a thematic approach.

   





 

Community Room Art Gallery

The Community Room often hosts temporary art exhibits around its perimeter. It now features:

Train Stories - in conjunction with our featured exhibit "Trains of Tempe." November 10, 2016 - January 7, 2017

Changing Exhibits

The Changing Exhibits Gallery features year-long "temporary" exhibitions that highlight interesting topic of our community's history and heritage.
 









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