Pinal County Historical Museum Reopens

. September 4, 2011 . 0 Comments

The Pinal County Historical Museum has reopened and is now open September 1–July 15: Tuesday–Saturday 11 am–4 pm and Sunday Noon–4 pm.

Popular items in the museum are 1890’s cactus furniture, an 1884 square grand piano, Apache playing cards and a large collection of barbed wire. Rodeo exhibits highlight Florence’s connection to the Madison Square Garden rodeos and Gene Autry. Memorabilia and information about Western film star Tom Mix who visited Florence often and was killed nearby, is on view. A large gun display includes rifles from the Civil War and Apache Wars. Florence helped inspire Gus Arriola to create the comic strip Gordo and an exhibit is included giving a taste of Florence’s rich Hispanic heritage. Military displays highlight the POW Camp Florence and local WWII heroes.

To arrange a tour or for more information contact (520) 868-4382. 715 S. Main St. Florence, AZ.

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