Please join us on Saturday, May 4, 2013, at 1pm in the Patagonia Library for our next meeting. Mike Anderson, baseball historian and author of “Warren Ball Park”, will be our guest speaker.
The Patagonia Museum conducts litter cleanups on Highway 82, between Mileposts 18 and 19, on a quarterly basis. We meet at the ramadas on Beaty and Highway 82. Please bring water, gloves and appropriate clothing. Our last cleanup was on March 17 with 5 volunteers on hand. Our next cleanup will be in June. For more information contact German Quiroga: 520-343-5641.
Lochiel, Arizona – One Room School House
Built before 1905 of adobe and used extensively as a schoolhouse through the 1970′s, the property, owned by the Patagonia School District, became a site for vandals and litterbugs as recently as 2009. In 2010 The Patagonia Museum leased the schoolhouse property from the Patagonia School District for the purpose of preserving this historic site for future generations to be utilized as a historic and educational facility for our students and community. The work continues today with the help of dozens of volunteers and financial and in-kind support from individuals and groups including: the Patagonia Regional Community Foundation, Arizona Centennial Legacy Project, Tucson Glass and Mirror and the San Rafael Valley Association. The Patagonia Museum usually hosts a workday on the last Saturday of the month except for the months of November and December when a Saturday in early December is dedicated to the workday. Everyone with an interest in this endeavor are welcome.
A Project of The Patagonia Museum
Help preserve our local history. Join us for an enjoyable work day!
Date: Saturday, May 18, 2013
Tim: 9am to 1pm
For further information contact German Quiroga (520-343-5641) or Ralph Schmitt (520-394-2732). Please bring water, lunch, tools (if available) and gloves.
The Patagonia Museum met on Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 10am in the Patagonia Public Library. Volunteer officers for 2013 were elected as follows: Tom Bartholomeaux and Inge Meyer, members-at-large; Bea Quiroga, Secretary; Ralph Schmitt, Treasurer; Robert Ollerton, Vice-president; German Quiroga, President. Author William D. Kalt III, our guest speaker, gave an informative presentation on railroad history.
The Patagonia Museum met on Thursday, September 15, at 7pm in the Patagonia Town Council Chambers. Eight members and one guest attended. Plans were finalized for the fall festival. A paragraph from a letter written in the 1880′s by Brewster Cameron to Alex Fulford was read at the end of the meeting.
On Saturday August 27, nine volunteers participated in the Lochiel Schoolhouse workday. The remaining window panes for the metal sash windows were installed, 3 window frames were painted, the south fence was mended, the schoolyard weeds were trimmed and the Lochiel Schoolhouse sign was installed. Our next workday will be on Saturday, December 10, from 10am to 2pm.
The Patagonia Museum hosted a regular meeting on Thursday, August 18, at 7pm, in the Patagonia Public Library. Paul Hathaway, local author and historian, presented a brief history of ranching in southern Arizona. Our next meeting will be on Thursday, September 15, at 7pm at the Patagonia Town Council Chambers.
The Patagonia Museum met on Thursday, June 16, at 7pm in the Patagonia Public Library.
Cathy Hufault, author of “Death clouds on Mt. Baldy”, was our our guest speaker. Her presentation of the events that led to and followed the tragic deaths of three Boy Scouts in the Santa Rita Mountains during the snowstorm of November 1958 was very moving.
The Lochiel Schoolhouse work day on June 25 was cancelled due to the extreme fire danger in the Coronado National Forest.
The Lochiel Schoolhouse sign created by the Patagonia Creative Art Association was presented to the members and is on display at the Patagonia Public Library.
A motion was made and approved to send a donation to the 4th of July Committee in Patagonia.
Carolyn Shafer introduced the members to the ReSource project.
Students from Patagonia Elementary School learned about local history and helped clean up a historic schoolhouse site during a recent field trip to Lochiel.
The visit by Kate Musick’s first- and second-grade students to the Lochiel School was the culminating event of a partnership between Patagonia Elementary School, The Patagonia Museum, and The Patagonia Creative Arts Center, Musick said. Read more….