Summer is here…

Please note:

The Museum is open on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm.   However, we will be closing for the summer after Saturday, June 16.  For special summer tours calls 602-331-3150, or call Bobbie at 602-944-2324.

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 2018 – 2019

** All events are scheduled at the Sunnyslope Historical Society Museum unless otherwise noted. **

August 2018

Wednesday, August 22, 10 am to noon.  The Life and Times of a Tortoise Family — A free presentation with Joel Pearson, the Jane Goodall of the Phoenix Preserve Desert Tortoise Family. Joel has spent nearly a decade photographing and researching animals in our preserves. Enjoy an entertaining story of a tortoise family while learning about the research of this species with stunning photography.

September 2018

Sunday, September 16, 2 pm – 4 pm.  2018-2019 Season Kick Off.  Come get acquainted with our new exhibits at the Sunnyslope Museum. Cross paths with friends and neighbors while finding out what we have in store for the new season.

Saturday, September 22, 10 am – noon.  Winners of the Primaries.  After the primary election in August, speakers from all parties will be invited to present their views on important issues.

October 2018

Saturday, October 13, 10 am – noon.  Future Light Rail Northeast Corridor Feasibility Study.  This is a free event. Come hear about the corridor options to connect the existing light rail systems through Sunnyslope to the Paradise Valley Mall area.

Saturday, October 20, 10 am – noon.  Growth of Real Estate in North Central Phoenix.  This is a free event. Come join Ron Gawlitta for a presentation on the commercial, industrial and residential growth of the real estate market around Central Phoenix.

November 2018

Saturday, November 10, 10 am – noon.  WWI — What Led to WWII?  Dashed Hopes & Naivete: A Servey of the Interwar years 1918-1939. Events leading from WWI to WWII. Presented by Herb Zinn with the Naval Commandery of the U.S.

December 2018

Sunday, December 16, 4 pm.  Holiday Light Tour to Illumination Light Show.  Come join us for our Holiday Fundraiser to the Illumination Light Show and Dinner. Travel in a luxury coach by American Valet to dinner and on to an amazing synchronized light show with festive music at ‘Illumination’ located in North Phoenix.

January 2019

Saturday, January 12, 10 am – noon.  Phoenix Past and Present.  A free event. A journey through time with a photo slideshow with history about the growth of Phoenix presentated by John Jacquemart, Robert Melikian & Paul Scharback . Lunch available following presentation. $2 for current members, free for volunteers and $5 non-members. Enjoy our gift shop.

February 2019

Saturday, February 9, 10:30 am.  Journey to Cave Creek Museum & Lunch.  Journey to Cave Creek Museum and lunch for our spring time fund raiser. A live demonstration of the old stamp mill used in the grinding of ore. Followed by a presentation by the Cave Creek Historian, Kraig Nelson. Call for your reservations.

March 2019

Sunday, March 17, 10 am – noon.  Cultural Potluck.  Everyone Welcomed. Bring a dish typical of the country where you grew up and chat up your culture.

Sunday, March 31, 10 am – noon.  Early Sunnyslope by Ed Dobbins.  Come join us for a look at the life of early settlers and the development of the Desert Mission. A light lunch will follow presentation. $2 for current members, $5 non-members & free for volunteers.

April 2019

Saturday, April 13, 10 am – noon.  Palo Verde Festival.  A special time of year to celebrate gardening. Phoenix Arts and Culture will share landscaping tips for low water usage and desert gardening tips.

May 2019

Saturday, May 4, 10 am – noon.  Tribute to Jerry Jacka Arizona Highways Photographer.  Come join us for a tribute to a master photographer for AZ Highways.


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.