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Upcoming Museum Programs and Events


Chandler Museum and The Ostrich present Trivia Night with Hipstorian Marshall Shore

Trivia Night with Marshall Shore, June 14, 2016Join us Tuesday, June 14, 2016, 7 – 9 p.m., for the second in a series of trivia nights coordinated by the Museum and The Ostrich, attendees will enjoy one of the best cocktails in the Valley and delicious bites as they test their knowledge and learn more about the sordid stories of criminals, arson and kidnappings that have been part of Chandler’s history.

“We are proud to continue this unique trivia night with Marshall Shore ,” says Jody Crago, Museum Administrator at Chandler Museum. “It is sophisticated fun mixed with friendly competition, with local stories and photos from the Museum’s archive taking center stage.”

“Our first event was a packed house and people couldn’t stop talking about how much they loved it,” says Mike Merendino, owner of The Ostrich and upstairs restaurant Crust. “This second evening promises to be just as entertaining. Come and find out if Al Capone really did stay at the San Marcos.”

The Ostrich is located in the basement of Crust, near the San Marcos, at 10 N. San Marcos Place, in Chandler. In addition to cocktails created by celebrated mixologist Brandon Casey, some of the savory bites that have made Crust a foodie destination will also be on the menu.

Reservations are required for teams of four to six to take part in the fun. Make reservations online or call 480.917.4903 for more information. 

*Note: This event will be community-style seating.
Chandler Museum at the Public Libraries

These special youth programs are appropriate for ages 6 - 11 and are done in conjunction with the library during school intersession breaks. 

Ready, Set, Go! Chandler’s Sports History

The history of Chandler and athletics are intertwined.  Chandler is the home of Arizona’s first grass golf course and home to professional athletes including world champions and Olympians. Join the Chandler Museum for Ready, Set, Go! Chandler’s Sports History, a free, drop-by program for families. Participants will design a golf course, create their own team pennant, and learn about hometown boxing hero Zora Folley.  

Friday, June 10, 10-11:30am, Basha Library
Monday, June 13, 3-4:30pm, Sunset Library
Wednesday, June 15, 2-3:30pm, Downtown Library
Thursday, June 23, 1-2:30pm, Hamilton Library

Explore your Roots: Genealogy for Kids

The Chandler Museum will provide tools for youth to learn about their family history and record their genealogy during Explore your Roots: Genealogy for Kids, a free, drop-by program for families.  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. Additionally, The Chandler Family banner exhibit will be on display.

Friday, July 8, 10-11:30am, Basha Library
Monday, July 11, 3-4:30pm, Sunset Library
Wednesday, July 13, 2-3:30, Downtown Library
Thursday, July 21, 11am-12:30pm, Hamilton Library

May 18 - International Museum Day - Check out our album!
Tell us why you love Museums and share it on social media - #MuseumDay2016
International Museum Day 2016

On May 9, Mayor Tibshraeny proclaimed May 18, 2016, as International Museum Day in Chandler. In the spirit of this proclamation, Chandler Museum is joining thousands of museums around the world to raise awareness of the important role museums serve in communities with cultural exchange, enrichment and development of mutual understanding.

International Museum Day - #MuseumDay2016On May 18, the Museum had its traveling exhibits on display in different locations –
Chandler City Hall, Downtown Chandler Public Library, outsideInternational Museum Day Selfie - #MuseumDay2016 Chandler Museum’s McCullough-Price House location and at Chandler Fashion Center. 

“The museums of today are more than places that collect artifacts and archive the history of a place or time,” says Jody Crago, Chandler Museum Administrator.  “Museums, like the Chandler Museum, are also places for protecting and enhancing their community’s story with discovery and conversation.”

Chandler Museum’s McCullough Price House, located at 300 S. Chandler Village Drive (across from Chandler Fashion Center) and its exhibits are open to the public Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Admission is always free.

Print out a “I Love Museums” sign for your selfie here. Tag us in your social media post. 


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.

  This program will resume again in the Fall; come back here to see the schedule!



Chandler Museum's C-Town Suitcase Club

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.  10-11a.m., Chandler Museum, Free.

Come back this summer to see what we have in store for the Fall!


STEM Saturday

Enjoy science experiments with the whole family. Programming done in partnership with the Museum of Science and Sustainability.  Join us one Saturday every month, October - May (excluding November and March),10am-1pm, Tumbleweed Ranch (located at Tumbleweed Park, 2250 S. McQueen Road), Free*. Museum of Science and Sustainability - Chandler Museum


October 8 - Urban Gardening for Every Home

Come explore new water conservation technology for gardening with the Museum of Science and Sustainability at Tumbleweed Ranch.  You'll have the chance to learn about crop rotation, which plants need shade or direct light, and make your own preservation system with green onions that can last for months without refrigeration. The program is free.  Drop by anytime between 10am-1pm. Hosted by the Chandler Museum. 


Chandler - Chuck Wagon Cook-Off, November 7, 2015Chandler Chuck Wagon Cook-Off, November 11 - 12, 2016

 Experience a rare, up-close look at Western history at this family friendly culinary event. Using historic cooking methods, authentic 1880s chuck wagons from around the Southwest compete to cook up the best meals fit for the trail. Wagon teams win prizes in various food categories, and the public can purchase these unique chuck wagon meals. Enjoy live music, Western history and cooking demonstrations, group tours and much more!.

More information on this year's event...with details being updated regularly


Celebration Plaza

Located at Tumbleweed Park, Celebration Plaza honors service organizations and a select group of residents, living or deceased, for their civic leadership, public outreach, personal service and commitment to the community.  Each year, the public can nominate up to two individuals and/ or organizations to be permanently recognized. Submit nominations February 1- April 30.

Officer David Payne and the Chandler Kiwanis Club were honored at Celebration Plaza on Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 9 a.m.