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

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HD SOUTH, home of the Gilbert Historical Museum the East Valley’s arts, culture, & history center, offers a series of exciting and informative programs for people of all ages. These programs are led by artists, historians, storytellers, botanists and scientists; experts in their field who share their knowledge and skills with our community.

Many of these educational programs are free, while some come with a small charge to cover materials. Check out our upcoming programs below, or visit us at http://www.hdsouth.org/calendar/.

Ongoing Events


Weekly, Thursdays | 7pm – 8pm. Come experience a relaxing session of yoga that will help you let go of stress while conditioning muscles. Open to participants of all levels of yoga experience. Open to teens through adults. FREE Register on our website www.hdsouth.org/calendar


Weekly, Tuesdays | 10am – 10:45 am. Join museum volunteers for stories and activities. Ages 3-5. Register one ticket per child, FREE Register on our website www.hdsouth.org/calendar


Now through May 26th, 2018. Monday – Friday | 9am – 4pm. The Art of Quilting Show displays many different styles of quilts made by members of our community. This is the 13th year of the show, which will run through May 28th. Over 100 quilts will be on display throughout the museum. The show is FREE with paid admission.


Now through May 12th, 2018. Weekly, Monday – Friday | 11am – 3:00pm. The Embroiderers’ Guild of America (EGA) acknowledges the value of needlework in art and history. The National Exhibit is a representative selection of the best in artistic and technical works. It is through the needle’s eye that EGA embraces both traditional and contemporary needlework while expanding the perception of embroidery as an art form. For more information about the Guild visit:  https://www.egausa.org/ The show is FREE with paid admission.


May Events


May 8th , 2018 | 7pm – 8pm Register on our website www.hdsouth.org/calendar


May 28th, 2018 | 9am – 12pm. Every year the Gilbert Historical Museum, along with American Legion Post 39, is proud to host Gilbert’s Memorial Day service on the museum’s front lawn, where monuments honor Gilbert residents who have served in our nation’s armed forces. The service begins at 9:00 a.m. and includes a flag ceremony, the laying of wreaths and recognition of veterans in attendance, as well as musical entertainment and a variety of speakers. All Gilbert residents are encouraged to attend to honor those who have died in service, and those who continue to serve today. We encourage you to bring lawn chairs as seating is limited for this popular event. The museum will be open until 12:00 p.m.

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About HD SOUTH: HD SOUTH is the home of the Gilbert Historical Museum, located in the heart of the heritage district. Originally opened as Gilbert Elementary School in 1913, HD SOUTH is the oldest building still standing in Gilbert and is the only one on the National Register of Historical Places. Gilbert Museum is a repository of artifacts chronicling the town’s rich history, featuring newly remodeled exhibits and interactive displays. HD SOUTH’s new programming includes something for everyone and every age. Art workshops, history talks, science programs, music, storytelling, yoga and much more. Become a part of this new, dynamic community for all ages – learn more at hdsouth.org.

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