NEXT MEETING

The Patagonia Museum will meet on Saturday, January 17, 2015, at 10:30 am in the Patagonia Public Library for its annual meeting. Volunteer officers for the year 2015 will be selected. History and anthropology instructor Rebecca Orozco will be our guest speaker. Rebecca will focus her presentation on the Apaches of  southeastern Arizona.

All interested persons are welcome to attend.

Santa Cruz Patagonian Newspaper

The Santa Cruz Patagonian Newspaper was first published in Patagonia on December 1912. The Patagonia Museum, the Patagonia Library and the Friends of the Patagonia Library have partnered to reformat copies of this local newspaper on electronic media. The total collection purchased from the Arizona Library State Archives includes 693 editions of this newspaper from 1915 to 1929.    View all these editions on:
http://thepatagoniamuseum.info/patagonian/


The Patagonia Museum in the Creative Spirit Artists Gallery

 

The Patagonia Museum became a member of the Creative Spirit Artists Gallery in January 1, 2013.

The Patagonia Museum's space at the Gallery

Our exhibit space is located in the rear area of the gallery, 317 Mc Keown Avenue, Patagonia.

Currently, some historic photos from the Patagonia Centennial Celebration are being displayed as well as the Journey Stories local exhibit that was part of the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street, Traveling Exhibit.

Photos from the jail cave in Patagonia and the Civilian Conservation  Corps projects are also displayed.

A limited number of The Patagonia Museum and Lochiel Schoolhouse t-shirts are available for purchase.

Two books detailing the history of the Patagonia area are also available for purchase:

Tom and Joan Woods’ “The Other Side of the Mountain”  details the history of Tom and Gertrude Gardner in the  1800′s.

John Cady’s “Arizona’s Yesterday” details his own life in and around Patagonia from the 1860′s to the 1900′s.

The gallery is open seven days a week from 10am to 4pm.

 

Adopt-a-Roadway

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 next cleanup will be in March 2015. We will post the day as soon as it is determined.

For more information contact German Quiroga: 520-343-5641.

Join us for an enjoyable work day!

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. Volunteer and architect Brian McCarthy has provided The Patagonia Museum with an architectural drawing of the schoolhouse. Architectural Drawing of Schoolhouse

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 is welcome. To read a recent article about our work go to: http://azstarnet.com/news/local/volunteers-renovate-one-room-lochiel-schoolhouse/article_cafe9ec5-02e4-5cfe-8109-20704f58092b.html


A Project of The Patagonia Museum

Help preserve our local history. Join us for an enjoyable work day!

Date:  Saturday, January 24, 2015
Time
:  9 am to 2 pm

For further information contact German Quiroga (520-343-5641) or Ralph Schmitt (520-394-2732). Please bring water, lunch, tools (if available) and gloves.

ANNUAL MEETING

The Patagonia Museum  met on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 10:30 am in the Patagonia Public Library. Volunteer officers for 2014 were elected as follows: Tom Bartholomeaux and Inge Meyer, members-at-large; Lynnette Delgado, Secretary; Ralph Schmitt, Treasurer; Robert Ollerton, Vice-president; German Quiroga, President.

Dr. Michael Brescia, an ethnohistorian  from the University of Arizona and the Arizona State Museum, was our guest speaker at 1pm. Dr. Brescia’s  appearance was coordinated with the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street, Journey Stories exhibits.

September 15 Meeting

 

 

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.

A gathering of friends

 

 

August 18 Meeting

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.