The City of Chandler is developing a new museum!
A Chandler citizens’ task force first identified the need for a new museum in 1982. Voters passed two bond elections (in 2004 and 2007) in support of a larger building that serves the entire community. Strides toward the New Museum are now becoming a reality.
Currently the Chandler Museum is housed in the historic 3,900 square-foot McCullough-Price House (located at the SW corner of Frye and South Chandler Village).
The new museum project will add 10,000 square feet for exhibits and archives. It will be located on the site adjacent to the current museum.
The new museum will house historic artifacts linked to Chandler and East Valley history, with rotating exhibits featuring the museum’s collection, as well as traveling national exhibits that feature history and art.
The project is a great opportunity to effectively use city bond funds and increase the status of an established Arizona historical site in order to provide a modern, interactive space where visitors of all ages shape their learning experience;
The location takes advantage of easy access to the museum from the 101 and 202 freeways, proximity to vast shopping and dining options, and future development. It also establishes a new City of Chandler cultural facility on the west side of the city. The New Museum is projected to open its doors in 2018.
Check back with this page as we provide updates on the project's progress.
Have comments or questions? Contact Jody Crago, Museum Administrator. 480-782-2873 or firstname.lastname@example.org
MEDIA CLIPS ON THE NEW MUSEUM
New Chandler Museum to take over McCullough-Price House, East Valley Tribune, August 1