News & Events


Fall/Winter is here…

Please note:

The Museum is open on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm.

For more information call 602-331-3150.  If we do not answer we will return your call.

Big News!

Holiday lights are lots of fun.  The Sunnyslope Historical Society is having a tour on the night of Sunday, December 10, 2017.  American Valet has donated a bus and driver.  We will be having three tours starting at 5:00 pm, 7:30 pm, and 9:30 pm.  Please make a reservation, as we expect this to fill up soon. If you have winter visitors it will be great to take them on this guided tour.  For ticketholders there will be wine and cheese served at the museum both before and after the tours.  There will also be a silent auction.  Tickets are $30 each and reservations must be obtained in advance.  Call 602-331-3150 or mail check with preferred bus departure time and your preferred contact information to Sunnyslope Historical Society, 737 E Hatcher Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85020.  You can also use our website to pay via Paypal by clicking here please include your preferred departure time and contact information.


Call for historical items – The addition to our collection room extension is finished.  We now have room for more items – if you have any Sunnyslope records or memorabilia to donate please call Bobbie Kraver at 602-944-2324 or call the museum and leave a message 602-331-3150.


Schedule of Events for 2017 – 2018


October, 2017   

Saturday, October 21, 2017 at noon we are partnering with Literacy Volunteers of Maricopa County to have a Cultural Potluck to get to know each other.  Each person or family will bring a dish of food that is typical of the country where they grew up.  The members of the Sunnyslope Historical Society will bring food that they remember form their youth.  Everyone is welcome.  Please bring your favorite food.  You must let us know how many are coming.  Call Literacy Volunteers at 602-943-7332, or the museum 602-331-3150.  Children are welcome but please let us know how many adults and how many children are coming.

November, 2017   

Saturday, November 4, 2017, 10 am, The Veterans Day Celebration – honoring all veterans.

Who: Jared Smith, Curator of History, Tempe History Museum.

What: Join us for a free presentation of early Arizona History of the Salt River Valley and early settlers.  Curator Jared Smith will address overcoming environmental challenges and economic growth over a range of industries.  He will include development of towns education and the military.

Following the speaker we will serve lunch.  There is no charge for meeting or lunch.  Donations are accepted.  New museum exhibits will feature military uniforms, medals, models of WWII aircraft and more.

December 2017    Holiday decorations will be put up around the museum and 1940s house of a multicultural nature.

Saturday, December 9th, 2017  10:00 am – Noon  Our December meeting.  The speaker will be Bill Gates, one of our County Supervisors. Bring something historic that you can show us.

Sunday, December 10, 2017  Holiday Lights Tour.  Tickets are $30 each and reservations must be obtained in advance.

January 2018     Art exhibit and sale done by students at Sunnyslope High School.  This will be on for the entire month of January.

Saturday, January 27th,  2018   10:00 am –noon.  Presentation by Sunnyslope High Students about the school activities, academics and clubs.     Speaker to be announced.  An election of new directors or officers we will take place on this date.

February 2018      Saturday, February 17, 10:00 am – Our monthly meeting.  Our speaker will be Kate Brophy McGee.  She will speak about the history of her family.  

March and April 2018 – We are putting together events with Rusty’s Angels, a shelter for adult dogs and the Arizona Humane Society.

May 2018   Sunday, May 20th, 2018    Dinner for members of the Board of Directors,  all volunteers and their significant other.  

June 2018   The museum will close after   Sunday, June 13, 2018.  However we will continue to honor tours made during the summer by appointment  for groups, researchers  and students wishing to collect volunteer hours.



Sunnyslope Historical Society Gift Shop

Sunnyslope Historical Society Gift Shop

Looking for a gift or present for that special someone?

From historical books, postcards, to fine jewelry, souvenir clothing and keepsakes, the Sunnyslope Historical Society Gift Shop has unique items available for purchase.

Gift Shop open during normal museum hours:

Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.




Beading Classes

We are offering beading classes on Thursdays and Saturdays.  Call Karen Beck our Gift Shop Office Manager to make your reservation at 602-331-3150 for class schedule and to enroll in classes.