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Mata Ortiz Bus Tour – December 15-17, 2017

We would love to have you join us on our fourth fundraising bus tour into Mexico. Rebecca Orozco, instructor of history and anthropology at Cochise College and the University of Arizona is our “Scholar on Board”. We plan to visit the Museo de las Culturas del Norte, Mata Ortiz for a pottery making demonstration, the […]

October 26, 2017 – Workday at the Lochiel Schoolhouse

The Patagonia Museum will host a workday at the Lochiel Schoolhouse on Thursday , October 26, from 9 – 2. If you can give us a hand, please bring water, lunch and gloves. There are tasks for all levels of ability. We hope to see you in Lochiel. For more information contact German Quiroga, 520-343-5641.

October 21, 2017 – Major Ron Gold, Speaker

Join us on Saturday, October 21, at 10:30 am in the Patagonia Public Library for a brief business meeting. Guest speaker Major Ron Gold  will present the history of the Arizona Rangers. The Arizona Rangers were established in 1901 and provided law enforcement in territorial Arizona until 1909. Patagonian Chapo Beaty served as an Arizona […]

Adopt-a-Roadway Program

The Patagonia Museum conducts litter cleanups on Highway 82, between Mileposts 18 and 19, on a seasonal basis. We meet at the ramadas on Beaty Lane and Highway 82. The museum mile is one of the more picturesque areas on Highway 82. Bordering the Nature Conservancy and the Patagonia Cemetery, the road leads our volunteers on […]

August 31, 2017 – Business Meeting

The quarterly meeting of the Museum members was held on August 31st at 7 pm in the Library. In lieu of a speaker, German Quiroga presented a gallery of the photos the community has donated for use in upcoming displays.

April 21, 2017 – Bernard Siquieros, Speaker

The Patagonia Museum met for a brief business meeting on Friday, April 21. at 3pm in the Patagonia Public Library. Our guest speaker was Bernard G. Siquieros, an enrolled member of the Tohono O’odham Nation and the Curator of Education at Himdag Ki: Hiking, Hemu, Im B I-Ha’ap, the Tohono O’odham Nation’s Cultural Center and […]

The Patagonia Museum Hours

The Patagonia Museum is located in the 1914 Patagonia Grammar School, 100 School Street, Patagonia, Arizona. Museum Hours: October through May: Thursday, Friday and Saturday – 2 pm to 4 pm June through September: Friday and Saturday – 10:30 am to 12:30 pm Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Other times by request or appointment. Contact: German […]

February 11, 2017 – Dr. Deni Seymour, Speaker

Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 10:30 am Patagonia Public Library Following Father Kino’s Footsteps in the Sonoita Valley   Anthropologist Dr.Deni Seymour discussed the early Patagonia people (Sobaipuri-O’odham) circa 1690 – 1770 . The Sonoita Valley has a rich past spanning the prehistoric era into the historic. The valley’s character has been shaped by human-environment […]

Jan 21, 2017 – Annual Meeting – Doug Kupel, Speaker

The Patagonia Museum Annual Meeting was held in the Patagonia Public Library on January 21, 2017. Officers selected for 2017 were: German Quiroga, President; Bob Ollerton, Vice-President; Maureen DeLaOssa, Secretary; Mary Jane Pottebaum, Treasurer; Bob Bergier and Ralph Schmitt, Members-at-Large. Doug Kupel, our guest speaker , noted that the schoolhouses under our care as well […]

O’Odham Rancherias

O’odham Rancherias from the 1600’s. The O’odham people inhabited a large area of desert, foothills and river valleys south from the Gila River (in Arizona), east to the Rio Sonora , west to the Colorado River and south into Sonora, Mexico. This map displays the seasonal villages occupied by the O’odham early during the Spanish […]