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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.
         September 15, 2015 Rugs
         October 20, 2015 Bugs
         November 17, 2015 Jugs

Science Saturday
Enjoy science experiments with the whole family.
Second Saturday of the month, October - May (excluding November and March). 10am-1pm, Tumbleweed Ranch, Free. 


Chandler Museum at Public Libraries

Take Flight: Aviation through the Ages
Join the Chandler Museum for Take Flight: Aviation through the Ages, a free drop-by program for kids.  Participants will explore the history of Chandler’s Williams Air Force Base and the planes that were there during World War II, make their own plane from household materials, chart a flight route on a map, and more.   

      Hamilton Library, Tuesday, July 14, 10-12 pm
      Downtown Library, Wednesday, July 15, 1-3 pm

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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Chandler - Chuck Wagon Cook-Off, November 7, 2015
Friday, November 6 - Saturday, November 7, 2015
Free Admission

Experience a rare, up-close look at Western history