Upcoming Museum Programs and Events
C-Town Suitcase Club
Travel through time and explore everyday objects. Designed for 3-5 year olds and their caregivers.
Third Tuesday of the month, September-May. 10-11am, Chandler Museum, Free.
Nov. 17, 2015 Jugs
We use bottles, jars and jugs to carry all types of things. How did people use them in the past? We will explore milk delivery of days gone by and crocks used for storing freshly made butter. You don't want to miss this one because we will be making our own savory samples!
Dec. 15, 2015 Shoes
One two, buckle my shoe. Come explore shoes at C-Town Suitcase Club. Participants, age 3 - 5, will get to match shoes, learn about the work of a cobbler, and practice lacing on a leather sample they get to take home. Shoes from the Chandler Museum's collection will be on display.
Jan. 19, 2015 Blues
Come enjoy music activities at C-Town Suitcase Club perfect for preschool children. Participants will make an instrument, dance to some blues music, and explore Chandler Museum's collection. It is all about the rhythm and blues of past and present!
Feb. 16, 2016 News
Extra, extra! Read all about it! Coem to C-Town Suitcase Club and explore the evolution of newsprint into the World Wide Web. Participatns will make their own mini newspaper, look at advertisements of yesteryear, and read some funny news from long ago.
Enjoy science experiments with the whole family. Programming done in partnership with the Museum of Science and Sustainability. Join u s on the second Saturday of the month, October - May (excluding November and March),10am-1pm, Tumbleweed Ranch (located at Tumbleweed Park, 2250 S. McQueen Road), Free*.
Mark your calendar for the following dates and check Back for more information.
December 12, 2015 The Science of Light
January 9, 2016 Robots in Space
February 13, 2016 Spring Showers
March 12, 2016 Science of Flying Birds (*this program is included with admission to the Ostrich Festival)
April 9, 2016 Geology: Between a Rock and a Hard Place
May 14, 2016 The Power of the Sun
Chandler Museum at the Public Libraries
These special youth programs are appropriate for ages 6 - 11.
Mark your calendar for these upcoming events. Check back for more information.
Explore Your Roots: Genealogy for Kids
The Museum will provide the tools for youth to learn about their family history and record their genealogy. Participants will complete various activities and take home a journal to record family memories. Attendees may bring a family photograph or family story with them to add to their journal. No registration is required.
December 18, 2015 - Basha Library
December 21, 2015 - Sunset Library
December 22, 2015 - Hamilton Library
December 30, 2015 - Downtown Library
Local Voices * Arizona Stories
Discover unique Chandler and Arizona stories of the past through first-person accounts, demonstrations, multimedia presentations, music, and conversation.
Presented by the Chandler Museum, Chandler Historical Society and Chandler Library. 480-782-2751.
Saving Our Fellow Citizens: Chandler’s Firefighting History
Saturday, September 12 at 10:30 a.m.
At Downtown Library, 2nd Floor Copper Room
Fire Battalion Chief Scott Wall tells the fascinating story of how today’s Chandler Fire, Health and Medical Department came to be—from a tiny crew of dedicated volunteer firefighters and two fire hose carts in 1917, to today’s department of over 180 firefighters and paramedics operating out of ten stations across the city.
Waylon Jennings: Outlaw Country’s Roots in Arizona
Saturday, October 24 at 10:30 a.m.
At Sunset Library, 4930 W. Ray Road
Did you know that Outlaw Country legend Waylon Jennings honed his early musical sound in Tempe in the 1960s, before achieving fame as part of the “outlaw” county music movement in the 1970s? He and his wife and singer, Arizona-native Jessi Colter, eventually retired in Chandler. Using music and video, Dr. Karin Enloe shares more about Waylon’s story and his roots in Arizona.
Stories of the West That Hollywood Never Told
Friday, November 6, at 10 a.m.
At the Red Shed Theater in Tumbleweed Ranch
Southeast corner of Tumbleweed Park, 2250 S. McQueen
Join us at the outdoor Red Shed Theater for two shows! Start with a one-man play about the real life and adventures of Wyatt Earp. Stay for the second show, when film historian Charlie LeSueur shares little-know stories about the biggest stars of early Television Westerns.
12th Annual Chandler Sports Hall of Fame Inductee Ceremony and Luncheon
Saturday, February 6, 2016, 11 am- 2 pm
Chandler Center for the Arts, Ticketed event
Join the Chandler Sports Hall of Fame Committee to welcome the 2015 Class featuring athletes and coaches in the sports of tennis, women's hockey, softball, women's basketball, women's golf, football, baseball and track & field!
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Friday, November 6 - Saturday, November 7, 2015