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The 3rd Thursday at the Museum series will return in Fall of 2020. Stay tuned to this page to find out more information.



Performances at the Museum typically run from Sept. through May with an occasional summer show.

Music Through the Decades is the theme for the 2019 - 2010 season. Enjoy music that complements our featured exhibit: Walking Mill Avenue. Join us for outstanding performances with everything from classical and rhythm & blues to rock and roll. Enjoy a casual evening with local musicians in an up close and personal setting.


 Saturday, Feb. 1 at 7 p.m.

Whitherward THM 2020

Music through the Decades


Upon its creation in 2014, Edward A. Williams and Ashley E. Norton set a goal to play music they love for people who love music. The name Whitherward glowed in the confines of the app and they knew it was theirs to set free. Now a full-time, national & international storyteller touring duo, Whitherward wanders the country and overseas - never settling in one place. They play Americana/indie-folk music and are compared to a modern-day Simon & Garfunkel, with influences of rock, folk, jazz and classical. Come hear their music and the stories behind the songs. As always, meet the band in a QnA session after the show. Free, fun and family friendly.

P at M full page 2019-2020 Series 



Arizona Storytellers Series
The Tempe Historical Society's lunchtime lecture series is sponsored by Friendship Village. Coffee and light refreshments provided.

Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 11:30 a.m.

 THS 2020 Feb Copper

 Keeping the Wartime Labor Peace: Copper, Workplace Discrimination, & the Warfare State in the Globe-Miami Mining District, 1941-1945

with Jay W. Spehar

Jay W. Spehar is an independent historian from Globe, Arizona. Jay has a special interest in copper mining history. He has evaluated and preserved large collections of historic documents and photographs, both public and private, and has extensively researched Arizona’s copper mining history. Jay has made many presentations on the copper industry, particularly the Globe-Miami mining district. The Journal of Arizona History published his paper on “Keeping the Wartime Labor Peace” in 2018. Admission is free, with coffee and light refreshments provided.