Phoenix Holocaust Association to bring Father Patrick Desbois and Holocaust by...

The Phoenix Holocaust Association, in coordination with several organizations, is bringing a community-wide education program to Greater Phoenix in 2020. Holocaust by Bullets (HBB)...

Sourcely Appoints Jeff Mandell as Board Advisor

Sourcely Holdings, Inc., a leader in aftermarket mobile device parts and services, today announced that telecom and consumer electronics industry veteran, Jeff Mandell has...

Tempe History Museum Commemorates Black History Month with Music, Authors and...

The Tempe History Museum is honored to present a series of musical performances and thoughtful discussions to commemorate Black History Month. Celebrate the African...
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Arizona’s Places To See- Castle In The Desert

All About Tovrea Castle at Carraro Heights, a Jewel in the Desert! Visit Arizona's four-story, 5,000 square foot architectural wonder perched atop the highest point...

Marcia Fine at Changing Hands Bookstore, Tempe, April

Author Marcia Fine will speak and present a power-point presentation on her book Hidden Ones: A Veil of Memories, 7 p.m., Thursday, April 19,...

Victory Acres – Part 1

Originally published May 14, 2010 - In researching last week’s column about the Hispanic contribution to Tempe and the Valley, I learned just how long...

Bisbee’s Pythian Castle is a relic of a bygone era, soon...

BISBEE, Ariz. - The castle that once served as the meeting place for a secret society is in the process of getting a makeover....

Video – Some Soul in the Sonoran

Soul kitchens are something of a rarity in Arizona, and they are often lumped in with comfort food, BBQ, and fried chicken establishments. Soul...

Chandler Presents Local Voices, Arizona Stories

Discover unique Chandler and Arizona stories of the past through first-person accounts, demonstrations, multimedia presentations, music, and conversation.  Presented by the Chandler Museum, Chandler Historical Society...

90 Years of Passenger Flights in Tucson

Tucson International Airport celebrated its 90th year of commercial airline service in Southern Arizona on Tuesday with a reception honoring American Airlines, its longest-serving...

Tewksbury Rifle – Part 3

Originally published August 17, 2012 - With Tom Graham, the last of his family, lying on his deathbed the result of a mortal wound, attention...

Pearl Harbor Day – 24th Annual Massing of the Colors

The 24th Annual Massing of the Colors will be held on Pearl Harbor Day, December 7th at Marcos de Niza High School in Tempe....

Arizona Camera Museum Celebrates Photography

  An incredible display of the technology that makes photography possible is now open. The Arizona Camera Museum just opened in Flagstaff's Market of Dreams, a safe space...

Why Swap Horses – Part 1

Originally published in February 17, 2012 - Unless you have been vacationing in Antarctica or somewhere else remote, you know that we are in...

Trains of Tempe Comes to Tempe History Museum Thursday, Nov. 10

All Aboard! The exciting and interactive Trains of Tempe exhibit rolls into the Tempe History Museum, 809 E. Southern Ave. next week. The 1,200...

Thanksgiving Brings Mixed Feelings for Some Native Americans

The haunts of Halloween are fading and after the pumpkins and cobwebs are retired for another year the stores will be filled with everything...
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20th Annual Prescott Indian Art Market

The Sharlot Hall Museum hosts the Prescott Indian Art Market to showcase the finest Native American art in the Southwest. The backdrop for this year's...

“Bauer” opens at BLK BOX PHX Nov. 22nd

 A brush poised over a canvas. An artist consumed by bitterness and regret. BLK BOX PHX presents “Bauer”, the riveting story of modern artist,...

Discover, Explore and Honor Tempe’s History at Hayden’s Ferry Days Feb....

Hayden’s Ferry Days, a celebration of the Tempe community and its heritage, will be held Friday, Feb. 24 through Sunday, Feb. 26 throughout the...

Roosevelt Neighborhood Historic Home Tour

The annual Historic Roosevelt Neighborhood Home Tour by the Roosevelt Action Association features many historic properties from Phoenix’s first “suburb.” Come learn about early Phoenix history...

Life In a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project Coming to Chandler

(Chandler, Arizona) - The Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival, East Valley Jewish Community Center and City of Chandler will combine forces for a remarkable...

Restoration of Iconic Bisbee Building Complete

A stunning symbol of Bisbee’s rich history, The Pythian Castle, has been completely restored after a three year effort. Its three units are presently available for lease, and the...

Tempe History Museum Receives National Accreditation, Industry’s Highest Honor

The Tempe History Museum has been awarded the highest honor of National Accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, an organization that recognizes institutions...

Tempe Time Machine returns to the museum with free activities for...

Tempe History Museum’s popular summer program series, Tempe Time Machine, returns for the summer with an exciting lineup of performers, activities and demonstrators. The program...

ASU’s Exclusive Involvement at Teotihuacan, Archaeological Treasure

Teotihuacan, Mexico, the first city of its kind in the Western hemisphere, was home to over 80,000 people and remained constant for four centuries....

Upcoming Fiesta Peoria Celebrates Latin American Culture

Fiesta Peoria is a family-friendly festival highlighting the rich Hispanic heritage, history and culture of Mexico and Latin America. The event will take place...

March of Remembrance Honors Holocaust Victims

The 2018 Tucson March of Remembrance is set for Sunday, January 28. This incredible annual event will honor Holocaust survivors and their amazing perseverance and bravery. This...

Tempe Creates Fire Department!

Originally published in February 19, 2010 - Oh how far we’ve come in a little more than a century. Today City Council meetings are recorded exactly...

Dr Alan Longfellow Retires After 45 Years

TEMPE, AZ (September 5, 2018) – Dr. Alan Longfellow always knew he wanted to be a dentist and decided at about age nine that...

Tom Harter’s Art at THM – Part 1

Originally published March 5, 2010 - What do the Petersen House and fine art have in common? We’ll get to the answer, but first - Most people...

Roman Bridge to Span Salt River? – Part 1

Originally published June 25, 2010 - The letter dated January 26, 1979 is addressed to The Honorable Mario Argan, the Mayor of Rome. It begins: “Honored Sir: “We...

Mary O’Connor

Originally published January 29, 2010 - Over the last three years Ferry Tales File has attempted to chronicle the fascinating stories of events, places...

Flagstaff Celebrates 90 Years of Route 66 at the Museum Club

History buffs, northern Arizonians, and travelers along the windy road all recognize the importance and beauty of one of America's greatest roads, Route 66. Route...

House of Tricks Celebrates 30 Years

The Tempe landmark House of Tricks will mark 30 years in business on September 6, 2017. After hosting hundreds of thousands of milestone events...

HD South, Home of the Gilbert Historical Museum: Upcoming Program and...

HD SOUTH, home of the Gilbert Historical Museum the East Valley’s arts, culture, & history center, offers a series of exciting and informative programs...

The Calaboose – Tempe’s First Jail?

Originally published April 20, 2010 - Over the years, jails have been called many things --- hoosegow, can, clink, gaol, brig, cooler, jug, lockup, pokey,...

Outlets at Anthem Hosts DINO-MITE Encounter

Want to see life-sized dinosaurs in real life? Visit Outlets at Anthem for its unforgettable Dino-Mite event Saturday, Sept. 1. Dino Crew Entertainment will...

Hayden’s Ferry Days brings Tempe’s history and heritage to life beginning...

Explore Tempe’s unique history at the 4th annual Hayden’s Ferry Days, a multi-day celebration of Tempe’s rich history and heritage. The celebrations include a...

Arcadia Businessman Delivers “Daily Dose” of Sports Nostalgia

Longtime Arcadia businessman, youth sports coach and civic leader Jim Edwards has now taken on a new title: chief wordsmith. Edwards’ latest venture Daily...

“Magic Kenny Bang Bang” Enchants at The Bisbee Seance Room

Gifted artists, eccentrics, and laid-back hippies flock to Bisbee for its unique and eclectic vibe; you never know what creative delights and characters you'll...

Westworld – The Premier Event Venue in the Southwest

One of the most visited public facility, multi-use venues in the entire country is situated right here in the heart of Scottsdale, Arizona. It’s...

History Museum Hosts Ethiopian Food & Culture Event

September 21, 2017 begins a new season of 3rd Thursday at the Museum. This series is part coffeehouse, part artist and performing venue, part history...
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Visit the Museum of Miniatures

Take a Tour in Tucson Through The Many Cultures of Life With The Time Machine of Miniatures! Miniatures have long been used for educational and entertainment...

The Night the “A” Blew Up!

Originally published August 6, 2010 - Those who were in the vicinity of the downstream Town Lake dam bladder when it exploded on a muggy...
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AVID Program Changed Phoenix Union District Teacher

“This one goes to cosmetology school at Metro Tech and she wants to get a business degree and own several of her own salons.”  “This...

Fires keep Tempe burning

Originally published April 23, 2010 - It’s not a subject that anyone likes to talk about. But fires have always been the bane of cities....

Celebrate Aviation Weekend 2018 in Mesa

Join us at the Arizona Commemorative Air Force Museum on 3/24 & 3/25 to celebrate aviation. Saturday, 3/24 is the Falcon Field Open House...

Samuel Brown – Tempe Mayor

Originally published March 19, 2010 - Back on February 19th I wrote about a remarkable piece of Tempe history that has long been hidden away and...

Upcoming: Brazilian Day Arizona Festival

Celebrate Brazilian Day on Saturday, September 24th at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts! From 2pm-10 pm, this fun-filled festival will offer guests...

Tickets On Sale For Mesa Historic Home Tour

Tickets are now on sale for the 17th Annual Historic Home Tour in Mesa. This year's tour will be Saturday, Jan. 28 from 10...

Myrtle Cheney Murdock – John’s better half?

Originally published August 20, 2010 - The old adage paraphrased “behind every great man is an even greater woman” certainly applies to today’s column. Last...

Gilbert Historical Museum and Society Hosts 6th Annual “A Night at...

Support HD SOUTH, Home of the Gilbert Historical Museum, by attending the sixth annual installment of this signature fundraising event.  "A Night at the...

Who came first? Hispanics in Tempe

Originally published May 7, 2010 - Ever since this column debuted in January 2007, its sole intent has been to provide interesting and intriguing tales...

New Book Features Midcentury Architecture of the East Valley

Recently published, "And TiKo-Tu:  the Midcentury Architecture of Greater Phoenix' East Valley" profiles buildings, signs, places and spaces built approximately between 1945 and 1975...

Former Gilbert High Principal Takes a Look Back as the School...

Interview and photograph by Eduardo Barraza (Gilbert, Arizona) – As Gilbert High School is nearing the celebration of its 100th graduating class this year, there...

MAC Farm Desert Ag- Venture

What: MAC Desert Ag- Venture Tours Tour Dates: January 28, 2020 February 3rd & 5th 2020 10am-2pm ( Check in time 9:30)  Who: For winter visitors...

Celebrate Tempe’s history at Hayden’s Ferry Days from March 2-4

Explore Tempe’s unique history at the 3rd annual Hayden’s Ferry Days from March 2-4. The three-day celebration includes a dinner, free community festival and...

Tewksbury Rifle – Part 2

Originally published August 10, 2012 - Like the notorious Hatfield’s & McCoy’s feud in Kentucky, the range war between the Graham cattle family and the Tewksbury...

Victory Acres – Part 2

Originally published May 21, 2010 - When Lebanese immigrants George and Mary Tibshraney carved out 80 acres from their farm between Tempe and Mesa, to...

Bisbee’s Pythian Castle is a relic of a bygone era, soon...

BISBEE, Ariz. - The castle that once served as the meeting place for a secret society is in the process of getting a makeover....

Tempe commemorates Juneteenth with two-day celebration

TEMPE, Ariz. - Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, an important day in history when the last enslaved African Americans in the U.S. were freed. Though the...

Arizona State Fair Celebrates Friends 55+ Day Presented by Humana on...

Fair goers 55 and older can enjoy complimentary admission to the Arizona State Fair on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, thanks to Humana, a leading...

Hayden Butte’s Hidden Shrines: Any Info On The Mystery Cross?

This is a most improbable column. How else would you describe a 500 word essay on a subject for which you know virtually nothing...

Wings of Freedom Marana Coming April 6-8

A living history event, with aircraft, historical military vehicles, historical displays of equipment, living quarters and men and women dressed in period military uniforms....

Gilbert Leadership celebrates 25th Anniversary with Time Capsule

The Gilbert Leadership Board of Directors and alumni gathered mementos and keepsakes from the first 25 classes of the leadership program. Gilbert Leadership began...

RR Bridge Centennial

Originally published August 31, 2012 - During this Arizona Centennial year many are looking to commemorate anything that reaches 100 years in 2012. That got...

Archaeology Center Receives Significant Grant

The Verde Valley Archaeology Center has received a $24,000 grant. As the official nonprofit partner of Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments, the archaeology center...

Tewksbury Rifle – Part 1

Originally published August 3, 2012 - Tuesday, August 2, 1892, 120 years ago yesterday, dawned like most August days in the Salt River Valley – stiflingly...
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The Gilbert Historical Museum: More Than a Museum

Sheep, cattle, horses, chickens, hay, cotton, ostriches: the town of Gilbert was founded by farmers who seem to have tended to it all. Dubbed...

Walking Mill Avenue exhibit opening May 14 at Tempe History Museum

Mill Avenue. It’s one of the Valley’s best-known streets. A destination for locals as well as tourists, it attracts millions of people each year...
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Native Americans Honored at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law...

In light of November being Native American month, the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University held an event Monday honoring...
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Enjoy Holiday Events at the Tempe History Museum and Petersen House

The lights, the music, the festivities. The holidays are here and what better way to celebrate than by bringing the family to the Tempe...

Explore the Wild West with a Day Trip to Tortilla Flat

With many reconsidering summer travel plans this year due to COVID-19, Arizona families are looking to discover new adventures in their own backyard where...

Devil’s Inferno

Originally published April 16, 2010 - Jack Haehl and Mike Obrenovich ─ two names that are long forgotten. But their legacy remains in the form of...

Celebrate the holiday season at historic Petersen House beginning Dec. 1

Experience a Tempe Christmas tradition at the Petersen House for three weekends in December. Celebrating turn-of-the-century style with a Danish flair in honor of...

Queen Creek Unified School District Student Named State Competition Semifinalist by...

Queen Creek Middle School 7th-grader, Matthew Dillon has been notified by the National Geographic Society that he is one of 100 semifinalists eligible to...

Video: I Am Not Your Negro – Film Screening

One of the most acclaimed films of the year and an Oscar nominee for Best Documentary, I Am Not Your Negro envisions the book...

No Más Bebés Documentary Screening and Discussion Planned for Friday

The public is invited to a screening and discussion of the documentary No Más Bebés this upcoming Friday, November 11. The event, organized by ASU, will take...

Rohrig School

Originally published February 13, 2009 - Joni Mitchell’s 1970 anthem against redevelopment said it best: Don't it always seem to go. That you don't know what...

April events at the Tempe History Museum

Live music, cultural engineering and how to reclaim your health – you’ll find it all at the Tempe History Museum this month in a...
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