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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 […]

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 […]

December 29, 2017 – Workday at the Lochiel Schoolhouse

The Patagonia Museum will host a workday at the Lochiel Schoolhouse on Wednesday, December 29, 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.

Our last meeting, October 21, 2017 – Major Ron Gold, Speaker

Guest speaker Major Ron Gold  presented 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 Ranger during this time.

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 […]

Museum Docent Schedule

The Patagonia Museum relies on our volunteers. The link below is our current schedule. If you are interested in being a docent at our museum, please, contact me. The opportunity requires about 2 and one half hours of your time. German Quiroga……..The Patagonia Museum President……info@thepatagoniamuseum.org…520-343-5641 PDF Docent Schedule for December 2017 and January 2018f

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 […]

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 […]