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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.

Looking South on an early morning Boyd

Looking South on an Early Morning by Gail Boyd

Tuesday, December 17 through Sunday, January 26:

Walking Mill Avenue – the TAG Show

Tempe Artists Guild

Who knew Tempe artists could be so historically creative?  Come see some old, some new, some, weird and some mysterious seasonal delights in the Community Room at the Tempe History Museum from December 17 through January 26.  The drawings and paintings by members of the Tempe Artists Guild are sure to make you scratch your head and look closer.

Opening Reception: Fri Jan 3 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.



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