A few weeks ago my husband and I decided to finally check out the Mesa Historical Museum. We enjoyed doing some research for an I Heart Mesa history project, we laughed and reminisced at the Wallace and Ladmo exhibit, thought about all the service men and women in the WWII aviation exhibit, dreamed of Mesa yesteryears, and of course I loved being in a historical building. The building is the old Lehi School. It started as a one room adobe school house and then the larger building which houses the Mesa Historical Museum was built in 1914.
The Mesa Historical Museum is located at:
2345 N. Horne (North of McKellips)
and is open Thursday - Saturday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $3 for children (those under 3 are free).
The Mesa Historical Museum also has a room and an auditorium for rent if you are planning an event. Go here to view pictures and for more details. I have been to an event in the auditorium and it can fit up to 400 people and is home to some fun murals. Makes for a unique place for an event.
Tips: I wouldn't recommend bringing small kids. They will be bored. There is not much for them to do and the museum is full of things to read. You can't sit and read if your kids are scattering to other rooms. This is not a huge museum and taking a tour won't take you long at all. And don't worry about crowds. We went on a Saturday and we saw only one other patron.
Finally, if you wanted to view the museum, but wanted more bang for your buck, buy tickets to the Historic Home Tour this Saturday, January 28th from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Tickets are $15 and include the full home tour around downtown and admission to the museum. Tickets can be purchased here. (I know I'm not the only one in town that likes to see how other people have decorated their homes. Should be a fun day.)