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Walking Mill Avenue

Exhibit runs through March 29, 2020.

New museum exhibit showcases unique history of Mill Avenue

Saloons of the 1890s equipped with horse-parking, Gila monster hotel fights and parades that embraced diversity long before Tempe was a city or Arizona a state. Discover these stories and many more at Tempe History Museum’s new feature exhibit, Walking Mill Avenue.

The Tempe History Museum is located at 809 E. Southern Ave. 

Main Exhibit Gallery

The main exhibition hall, entitled, Tempe: Distinct, Diverse, Dynamic, is the heart of the Tempe History Museum. Here the story of Tempe is told interactively through a variety of media and displays. The exhibition explores the history of Tempe using a thematic approach focusing on four topics: Surviving in the Desert, Building Our Community, Living Together and College Town.


Community Room Gallery

The Community Room hosts temporary art exhibits around its perimeter.

August 6 through Oct. 16

Time Fades Away: The 1970s Tempe Photographs of Bruce Liddil

In the 1970s Bruce Liddil moved to Tempe to go to college at ASU. There he studied Visual Communication Design. These photographs were taken during his years at ASU and reflect a Tempe much different than the one we see today: a unique time and a unique place, that has since faded away. These images span 1975 to 1980.

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Interior of Golden Temple Restaurant

Photo by Bruce Liddil, 1975

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