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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.
   April 21 Veins
        May 19 Rains

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.

     April 11 Who Lives Here?: Local Ecology
May 9 Well Grounded: The Science of Plants


Our Stories: Discover unique Chandler and Arizona stories of the past through first-person accounts, demonstrations, and more. 

Presented by the Chandler Museum, Chandler Historical Society and Chandler Library.  480-782-2751.


  • APRIL 18: Chandler's Historic Movie Theatres
    Take a step back into small-town Chandler and hear about the earliest movie theatres in the city, 1930s- 1970s, and the story of the Woods family who owned and operated these important cultural establishments.

    10:30 a.m.
    Community Center, Room 109, 125 E. Commonwealth Ave.

  • MAY 9: Stories from Arizona's Railroading Past 
    Celebrate National Train Day with a presentation on a unique aspect of Arizona's railway history, in conjunction with the Arizona Railway Museum

    10:30 a.m.
    Hamilton Library, 3700 S. Arizona Avenue  


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! 
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Chandler Sports Hall of Fame Nomination Form (Submissions Due April 10, 2015)


Chandler Chuck Wagon Cook-off, Tumbleweed Ranch     
Friday, November 6 - Sunday, November 8, 2015
Free Admission

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 a Campfire Glow, live music, Western history and cooking demonstrations, and much more!.



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 in a fall ceremony and plaque dedication at Celebration Plaza. You can submit nominations February 1- April 30.