Mesa Historical Museum

Mesa Historical Museum: Hours, Address, Mesa Historical Museum Reviews: 4/5

Mesa Historical Museum
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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The museum's permanent exhibit showcases the history of Mesa, Arizona and Mesa Public Schools. We have rotating temporary exhibits that we change out twice a year that showcase different aspects of Mesa history and culture.
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Cornville_man
Surprise, AZ156 contributions
Great collection of Native American history.
Jan 2019 • Couples
The collection is amazing! You will need to spend hours and hours to take in everything. Don't miss a live event if you're in town.
Written 4 March 2019
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Tessx
Redlands, CA34 contributions
Don't waste your time
Sep 2018 • Couples
Small. The only worker there was bored and knew very little about the area. Definitely not a resource. The museum itself was very small and boring with a few displays about Mesa but no real content. One of the most boring museums we've ever visited. thanks for
Written 22 September 2018
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Dean C
Red Deer, Canada2,163 contributions
Not open and hard to find
Feb 2018 • Solo
My GPS gave me this one to go to but when I got there it was closed. I was not even exactly which door to go in as there is a fence around it. Call before going to be sure it is even still operating. I was there on Tuesday February 13th.
Written 19 February 2018
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Kim C
10 contributions
Education
Feb 2017 • Family
Great look at dinosaurs and prehistoric creatures. Well worth the entry fee. Plan to spend a couple of hours taking in the exhibit
Written 18 February 2017
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petee462
Tucson, AZ93 contributions
Special Karen Kuykendall cat exhibit
Jan 2017 • Family
Quote from Wikipedia:"The Mesa Historical Museum is a historical museum in Mesa, Arizona, United States. It was opened in 1987 by the Mesa Historical Society to preserve the history of Mesa, Arizona. The museum's exhibits include a comprehensive history of Mesa, a replica of an early adobe one-room schoolhouse, as well as three additional galleries of changing exhibits. The museum also maintains a large collection of historic agricultural equipment. The museum buildings are in fact the museum's largest artifacts. The main museum building was built in 1913-1914 for use as the Lehi School. The auditorium was built in the 1930s as a Works Progress Administration project. Both of these buildings are on the National Register of Historic Places." This visit was only of the special cat exhibit. From the museum website: "Our lives are bound up with objects. Humans have a deep preoccupation with the things that surround us. Whether an object is the product of a human endeavor or from the natural world, we keep stuff. There are many reasons why we collect. Museums collect objects in order to both preserve and construct stories about our changing communities. An object can provide a tangible link to the past and our future while invoking strong emotions that conjure both nostalgia and challenge our connections to each other. But who determines what objects are of social value? In the exhibition Strange Collections: Cat People of the Outer Regions: The Art of Karen Kuykendall, the Mesa Historical Museum takes an unprecedented look at a never-before-seen collection of art and artifacts and asks: How do the things we make end up in museums? Who determines what is kept and seen? How is the value assigned to an object determined in public institutions? In this whimsical and imaginative collection of aliens and cats, we explore how Kuykendall’s art may be viewed within in a modern museum and social context. Has our idea of fantasy art changed since Kuykendall created her work? What is the role of history and art in science fiction today? Kuykendall was a pioneer in the popularization of science fiction art. We explore the historical implications of her work, how it may be viewed from a modern lens, and how collecting and assigning value to objects within a museum mirrors social and community change."
Written 21 January 2017
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sacredheart411
Gilbert, AZ3 contributions
Awesome
Feb 2016
I went here with low expectations, and I was blown away with how much fun I had! It was really awesome. I brought my 5 year old, and we had a BLAST. I really recommend this for any family.
Written 4 November 2016
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Frank M
Mesa, AZ17 contributions
very nice
May 2015 • Couples
I thought it was interesting and they did a good job of displaying the items I would go back and spend an afternoon there again
Written 31 December 2015
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DynamiteHoney
Phoenix, AZ131 contributions
Worth the drive from West Phoenix
Jul 2015 • Family
I went with a 3rd grade class then 2 weeks later took my 18 year old son. We had so much fun, I can not wait to go again. It was exciting, educational and worth the time and reasonable admission price. So much to do, so much to experience and so much to learn. Wonderful, wonderful museum
Written 20 August 2015
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Rose F
Apache Junction, AZ176 contributions
A GREAT FUN PLACE
Aug 2015 • Family
This museum is wonderful. The dinosurs are spectular. There is so much to see. It is a lot of fun and a chance to get out of the heat. A great place to spend the afternoon with or without children. Have Fun
Written 14 August 2015
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azdemocrat
Phoenix, AZ337 contributions
FUN FOR THE NIECE
Jun 2015 • Family
It was a little pricey, but my niece LOVED the animatronic dinosaurs. They are a few skeletons and hands on areas as well. Of least interest to a 4 year old is the anthropological exhibits of the native Arizonans.
Written 8 July 2015
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