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Patagonia Museum 100 School Street, Patagonia, AZ

Lochiel Workday

Lochiel, Arizona Lochiel, AZ

We will host a workday at the Lochiel Schoolhouse from 9 am to 2 pm on Thursday, August 18. Please bring water. lunch and gloves. This is also a good time to visit and tour the schoolhouse.

Art + History – The Art of Jill Johnson

Patagonia Museum 100 School Street, Patagonia, AZ

Please join us at the grand opening of the Jill Johnson art show. The show will run for a month and is viewable during the hours the Museum is open (Thur - Sat 2 to 4) or by special appointment.

Bus Tour of Historic Rio Rico & Nogales

Leave the driving to us... Learn the unique history of Historic Rio Rico & Nogales with our all-new Bus Tour itinerary ● RRHS Calabasas & 50th Anniversary Rio Rico Monuments ● Historic Calabasas Cemetery ● Traditional Sinaloan Lunch in Nogales at Mike & BB’s ● Nogales Historic 1904 Courthouse ● Pimeria Alta Historical Society Museum ● Historic Holler & Saunders hacienda and antique collection Tour meets at 8:30 am at Rio Rico Community Center, 391 Avenida Coatimundi. We will depart at 9:30 am from the RRCC and return around 4:30 pm Tour cost: Members $55, Non-Members $65 (Prepaid Reservations Required) Please mail checks to Rio Rico Historical Society, PO Box 4201, Rio Rico, AZ 85648 For reservations contact President Helen Serras-Herman at or call 520.761.9907, or visit us at

Art + History – The FOUND OBJECT Show

Patagonia Museum 100 School Street, Patagonia, AZ

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: The next Art + History show will open on November 18th with a FOUND OBJECT show featuring the work of four talented local Patagonians. 6 PM at the Museum. Be there or be totally square.    

Bus Tour to Mata Ortiz

This is one of the Museum's most popular events and we're thrilled to be able to offer the tour again. Mata Ortiz is a small village near Casas Grandes in Chihuahua Mexico known for reviving the Paquimé pottery.  The South of the Border Tours bus will depart Patagonia at 8 am on Tuesday, November 8th and will return to Patagonia by 5 pm on Thursday, November 10. We will stay at Hotel Hacienda in Nuevo Casas Grandes for 2 nights. The itinerary includes visiting the Museo de las Culturas del Norte, the archeological site of Paquime, viewing a pottery-making demonstration in Mata Ortiz, dining in the Gadsden Hotel and visiting the Art Car Museum in Douglas and other sites as time allows. Rebecca Orozco, retired anthropology and history instructor for Cochise College and the University of Arizona will provide commentary throughout the tour. Liz Cerepanya and Don Armstrong will provide the musical entertainment. The $ 670 (double occupancy) fee per museum member covers transportation, entertainment, meals and lodging. There is an additional $50 fee for non-members and an added $100 for single occupancy. For more information, please contact German Quiroga, 520-343-5641,

Patagonia Cemetery Clean up

The Patagonia Cemetery Patagonia, AZ

On Wednesday, November 9, from 1 pm to 3 pm, the Patagonia Union High School National Honor Society will honor our veterans who are interred at the Patagonia Cemetery by inspecting their grave sites, replacing any worn flags and picking up litter. The Patagonia Museum has been sponsoring this cemetery project by purchasing the US flags and assisting in the maintenance of the grounds. Museum volunteer Murphy Musick has been leading this project for many years. Volunteers are welcome to join them on Wednesday afternoon.