The first families to settle in Tempe came from the barrios of Tucson and the ranches of northern Mexico. Hispanic residents have always had an important role in the development of Tempe's agriculture, business, and social life.
To tell the stories of some of these families, Hispanic community members and the Tempe History Museum put together Family History Albums. Each album has copies of historic photographs and documents, family trees, and information on each family's history. These albums provide a glimpse into the experiences of many of the Mexican American families that have settled in Tempe since 1870.
How to use the albums
The albums are available for public use in the Research Library. Please call (480) 350-5100 to make an appointment.
How to make your own family history album
Was your Mexican-American family in Tempe before 1970? Then make an album for your family! To get started on your album, Click here to get a PDF version of these instructions. Museum staff can assist you. Call us at (480) 350-5100.