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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.

A Day in the Life of Mill Avenue

What Mill Avenue looked like in 2006

Photos by Larry Mishler

Exhibit runs through August 4, 2019

Mill Avenue District, the heart of Tempe, is alive with memorable people and inviting activities every hour of the day and night. Come along for a photographic stroll through the Mill Avenue District during the year 2006.

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