Pinal County Historical Society Museum

The Pinal County Historical Society Museum is open during the summer.

FLORENCE — Beginning June 15, the Pinal County Historical Museum (PCHS Museum) will offer new summer hours. PCHS Museum and gift shop will be open Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. or by appointment; the museum will reopen for the season on September 1.

Executive Director Stephanie Joyner said, “I encourage the community and museum members to beat the heat, stop by the museum this summer and browse the galleries and gift shop. The museum will continue to post historical content on social media, including Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube; follow PCHS Museum to stay up to date with the museum and upcoming programming.

“PCHS Museum will offer access to our research collection throughout the summer by appointment. If you are interested in researching a Florence or Pinal County topic, call or email the museum (contact info below). Additionally, our next Zoom Book Club meeting is June 22 at 6 p.m. discussing ‘These Is My Words’ by Nancy Turner. Don’t miss out on the discussion of this historical fiction novel and meet the author Nancy Turner!”

“These Is My Words” is available for purchase in PCHS Museum’s gift shop (715 S. Main St., Florence) for $17 and through Brown Paper Tickets. Museum members purchasing the book on-site receive a 10% discount, as they do with all gift shop purchases. Donations are appreciated to participate in the Zoom Book Club Meeting. Call the museum at 520-868-4382 or follow the Brown Paper Tickets linked below to participate.

Founded in 1968, the PCHS Museum is the oldest historical organization in Pinal County. The museum preserves Florence and Pinal County’s rich history through exhibitions, educational programming, and events. Additionally, the museum houses a large and diverse research collection from which exhibitions, programs, and events are created as well as opportunities for academic and community-based research. Serving 5,000 visitors annually, PCHS Museum is an economic asset to Florence.

For research requests call 520-868-4382 or email pchsmuseum@yahoo.com or send us a message on Facebook or Instagram.

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For additional information, visit: www.pinalcountyhistoricalmuseum.org or www.facebook.com/pchsmuseum1 .

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Mark Cowling is the county reporter for PinalCentral and covers the town of Florence, San Tan Valley and the surrounding area. He can be reached at mcowling@pinalcentral.com.