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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.

 Waylon tribute flyer 2019

 Friday, November 22 from 6 to 9 p.m.


“Music through the Decades”

The Outlaw: Waylon Jennings Tribute with August Manley

with Jim Bachmann and the Day Drinkers

*An Outdoor Show

Manley, who holds a degree in orchestral music takes on the Waylon Jennings role in the tribute act that he has worked with for the past five years. Manley fronts his Jennings tribute band, which is called The Outlaw. The Outlaw are billed as “the world’s premier Waylon tribute.” Manley does a great job of maintaining the aura of Waylon, who has a huge presence here in Arizona.

With a mellow, easy voice and songwriting that hints of a life of honest living, Jim Bachmann has been entertaining the Phoenix scene over the past decade. Bachmann's music blends Americana, Roots, Blues and Country into a sound that stays true to tradition while serving up his own blend of Sonoran Desert soaked good-times. Free, fun and family friendly

Here is the full schedule for 2019 - 2020:


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.

 THS 2020 Jan CCC


Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020 at 11:30 a.m.

The Impact of Roosevelt’s Tree Army

During the Great Depression Era”

with Ernie Bruss and Gail Hearne

Soon after his 1933 inauguration, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt launched the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), a major component of the New Deal, to help families and stabilize the economy during the Great Depression era by putting young men to work for a dollar a day conserving the nation’s parks and forests. Local CCC historian Gail Hearne will tell the story featuring photos of CCC camps across the United States and Arizona. As a child, Tempe resident, Ernie Bruss was a CCC “camp kid.” His father--Ernest H. Bruss. Sr.--was an Army captain and commander for several CCC camps in southern Arizona. Ernie will entertain us with related stories. Admission is free, with coffee and light refreshments provided.