Chandler Museum

Chandler Museum
300 South Chandler Village Drive
480-782-2717

Mission:

The Museum is an innovative learning environment where the community comes together to share our stories, store our cultural heritage and experience Chandler as a people and place.

Vision:

The vision of the Museum is to be the community’s principal resource to explore its people’s history, culture, and their place in the rapidly changing world of today.


Upcoming Events at Chandler Museum

Inspired by History: A Collaborative Exhibit with the Vision Gallery

Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Chandler, AZ
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Inspired by History: A Collaborative Exhibit with the Vision Gallery

Wednesday, Sep 25, 2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Chandler, AZ
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10th Annual Chandler Chuck Wagon Cook-off

Friday, Nov 8, 2019 at 10:00am
Tumbleweed Ranch
Chandler, AZ
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10th Annual Chandler Chuck Wagon Cook-off

Saturday, Nov 9, 2019 at 10:00am
Tumbleweed Ranch
Chandler, AZ
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Chuck Wagon Cooking Clinic

Sunday, Nov 10, 2019 from 11:30am to 1:00pm
Tumbleweed Ranch
Chandler, AZ
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Recent News

Junior Campers’ Cooking Clinic Invites Young Chefs to Learn Chuck Wagon Cooking

Chandler will host a unique cooking clinic for a few adventurous and creative Valley youth, ages 10 to 15 years, during the 10th Annual Chuck Wagon Cook-Off at Tumbleweed Ranch.During the Junior Campers’ Cooking Clinic from 11:30 a.m. to 1…

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History of Big Agriculture Business in Chandler is Topic of Museum’s Our Stories Speaker Series on August 31, 2019

Chandler, AZ -- “From Dirt to Dollars: Big Agriculture in Chandler” is the subject of the Our Stories speaker series program at the Chandler Museum. The free talk will examine the impact of agriculture in Chandler and outline the…

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Chandler Museum Offers Family History Workshop Series For Finding Your Roots

Are you interested in researching your genealogy but not quite sure where to start? Or have you made progress on your family tree but ran into stumbling blocks in finding names, dates, or stories? Come learn the tools and techniques of family…

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Inspired by History: A Collaborative Exhibition Between the Chandler Museum and Vision Gallery

The Chandler Museum presents Inspired by History, a collaborative exhibition with Chandler’s Vision Gallery opening July 30 and continuing through Oct. 13. Our everyday objects may not be so ordinary when seen through the eyes of an artist.…

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New Docent-Led Tours Offered at Chandler Museum

The Chandler Museum will begin offering docent-led tours to visitors three days a week starting Sunday, July 7.  The hour-long tours will include multiple stops around the campus of the Chandler Museum including the new building and the…

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Our Stories Speaker Series Examines Intersection Of Race, Politics And Sports In The 1960s Through Chandler Boxer Zora Folley

On March 22, 1967, two men faced off in the boxing ring at Madison Square Garden in New York City for the Heavyweight Championship of the World. In the blue corner was the Champ, Muhammad Ali. In the red corner stood the challenger from Chandler,…

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‘Oblique Views: Southwest Aerial Landscapes by Charles and Anne Lindbergh and Adriel Heisey’ Lands at the Chandler Museum in April

A traveling exhibit that explores how time and the presence of humans have impacted some of the Southwest’s most important natural landmarks and archeological sites makes a three-month stop at the Chandler Museum beginning Tuesday, April 9,…

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Chandler Museum Displays ‘Frank Lloyd Wright: Architecture of the Interior’ Through March 17

A new Chandler Museum exhibition, “Frank Lloyd Wright: Architecture of the Interior,” explores the interior design of Frank Lloyd Wright’s houses, often considered his greatest architectural accomplishment. Through reproduction…

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Our Stories Program Examines the Civil Rights Movement and Its Impact in the Phoenix Area

The mid-twentieth century was a time of sweeping social change in the United States as African Americans and others came together to push for equality and better race relations. The impact of that movement locally is the subject of the next Our…

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Chandler Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, Luncheon on February 9 at Hamilton High School

The athletic accomplishments of four athletes and one coach will be celebrated at the 15th annual Chandler Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Luncheon on Saturday, February 9, 2019. The event will begin at 11 a.m. in the auditorium at…

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Our Stories Speaker Series Reveals Frank Lloyd Wright’s Vision for Chandler

Chandler, AZ – The friendship that grew out of a business relationship between Dr. A.J. Chandler and famed American Architect Frank Lloyd Wright is the subject of the next Our Stories Speaker Series presentation. “Frank Lloyd Wright and…

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New Chandler Museum Opens to the Public on December 8, 2018

Chandler, AZ -- The City of Chandler will officially open its long-awaited Chandler Museum on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. A dedication ceremony will begin at 9:30 a.m., when Mayor Jay Tibshraeny and members of the City Council will cut the ceremonial…

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Chandler Museum Seeks Local Submissions for ‘Awkward Family Photos’ Traveling Exhibit

The new Chandler Museum will debut with the renowned national traveling exhibition Awkward Family Photos when it officially opens its doors on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. The exhibition explores the family experience – all those perfectly…

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Chandler Museum Wins 2018 AASLH Leadership in History Award of Merit with Japanese Internment Project

Chandler Museum has been presented with a Leadership in History Award of Merit from the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) for its thought-provoking, multi-faceted 2017 project that explored the history of Japanese Internment…

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Public Art Project For the New Chandler Museum Features Artwork of Scottsdale Artist Jeff Zischke

CHANDLER, Ariz. –Construction continues on a new Chandler Museum and the City Council recently approved an artwork agreement with Jeffrey Zischke of Scottsdale to create a work of art that also will serve as a courtyard shade structure for the…

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8th Annual Chandler Chuck Wagon Cook Off Festival at Tumbleweed Ranch

The eighth annual Chandler Chuck Wagon Cook-off will feature authentic chuck wagon teams demonstrating a bit of the 1880s Old West lifestyle and cooking up some tasty grub. The culinary competition held in Chandler’s Tumbleweed Ranch, an event…

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Chandler Museum Continues to Provide Programs During Construction Of New Building

CHANDLER, Az – Construction will begin soon on a new 10,000-square-foot Chandler Museum, which will be located adjacent to the existing McCullough-Price House, 300 S. Chandler Village Drive. The house has served as the temporary home of the…

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Chandler Museum Celebrates 100th Birthday of the McCroskey House with a Party at Tumbleweed Ranch

Chandler Museum invites the community to “party like it’s 1917” from 6-7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, in celebration of the 100th birthday of the McCroskey House at Tumbleweed Ranch. Attendees will be treated to the rare…

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Residents Can Share their Love of Museums and Help Chandler Celebrate International Museum Day

CHANDLER, AZ–  This month, the Chandler Museum is joining thousands of museums around the world to raise awareness of the important role museums serve in communities by promoting cultural exchange, enrichment and development of mutual…

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Our Stories Presentation Looks At Outlaw Country Music Legend Waylon Jennings And His Arizona Roots

CHANDLER, Ariz. – The Chandler Museum’s Our Stories guest speaker series continues, with a closer look at one of the most influential and celebrated country music artists of the 20th century – Waylon Jennings. Before achieving fame as part of…

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Our Stories Guest Speaker Series Features Desert Plants and their Many Uses

CHANDLER, AZ---Wherever you walk, hike or drive in Arizona’s vast Sonoran Desert, you are likely to encounter plants that native people have used for centuries in their everyday lives. The next Our Stories guest speaker presentation will explore…

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City Seeks Vendors For Fifth Annual Chandler Chuck Wagon Cook-Off To Be Held At Tumbleweed Ranch

Chandler, AZ - Opportunities are available for select vendors who want to participate in the City’s fifth annual Chandler Chuck Wagon Cook-off, which will be held at Tumbleweed Ranch on Nov. 7-9, 2014. This family-friendly culinary event features…

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Celebrate Chandler Luncheon Honors History, Looks To The Future

Chandler, AZ - The Chandler Historical Society, in partnership with the Chandler Museum, will host the 2014 Celebrate Chandler Luncheon. Formerly known as the Pioneer Luncheon, this annual event continues to build on the community spirit and pride…

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Chandler’s Connection To Gila River The Topic Of October 19 Panel At Sunset Library

CHANDLER, AZ – A river, even one that is most often dry, is a lifeline in a desert. The next session of the Chandler Fall Speaker Series will explore the centuries old history of the Gila River and its relationship to the Gila River Indian…

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Chandler Museum Introduces the C-Town Suitcase Club, A New Early Childhood Program That Starts September 17, 2013

CHANDLER, AZ---The Chandler Museum is offering a new program starting this month designed specifically for the museum’s youngest visitors. The C-Town Suitcase Club is an early childhood program for 3 to 5 year olds and their parents or…

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Rollin’: Me and My Car - Exhibition

CHANDLER, AZ---A new exhibit at the Chandler Museum showcases the special relationships local residents have had through the years with … their cars.The “Rollin’: Me & My Car” exhibit lets visitors recall memories of…

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’Choosing a Future with Water: Lessons from the Hohokam’ Exhibit On View At The Chandler Museum

CHANDLER, AZ---Is the water supply in the Valley sustainable for the near future? What about for the next 1,000 years? These are just a few of the questions asked in Chandler Museum’s new exhibit, “Choosing a Future with Water: Lessons…

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Chuckwagon Cook-Off 2012

This unique culinary competition combines the sounds, smells, and tastes of the Old West.  Teams work from authentic 1880s chuck wagons to cook five courses: bread, beans, meat, potatoes, and dessert.  Judges decide winners in each category, as…

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Chandler Museum Hosts Third Annual Chuck Wagon Cook-Off At Tumbleweed Ranch

CHANDLER, AZ---Nine authentic chuck wagon teams from across the southwest will bring their old fashioned cooking techniques and tasty grub to Chandler’s Tumbleweed Ranch. The Chandler Chuck Wagon Cook-off demonstrates a bit of the 1880s Old West…

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