The Chandler Museum is currently closed. Construction of the new museum will conclude at the end of 2018. Stay tuned for grand opening activities on Saturday, December 8.
The new Chandler Museum will feature nationally traveling exhibits and history of Chandler and the East Valley.
Gaman: Enduring Japanese American Internment at Gila River
December 8, 2018 - May 30, 2020
Awkward Family Photos: The Exhibit
December 8, 2018 - January 18, 2019
Frank Lloyd Wright: Architecture of the Interior
January 13 - March 16, 2019
Oblique Views: Southwest Aerial Landscapes by Charles and Anne Lindbergh and Adriel Heisey
April 9 - July 6, 2019
Thank you to everyone who came out to experience Un-American. We were moved by your stories, thought, compassion and expression. It was our honor to bring this exhibit to the community and to meet former internees who came to see the story we were telling. The overwhelming response to the exhibit has us exploring ways to make it into a traveling exhibit to share in other communities.
Un-American: Japanese Internment in our Backyard
After the attack on Pearl Harbor, more than 120,000 Japanese Americans were confined to internment camps. More than 16,000 individuals - women, men and children - were relocated to Gila River Internment Camp only a few miles away from Chandler, simply because they looked like the enemy.
Attendees to this exhibit in 2017, experienced the photos and stories of the people who were forced to leave behind almost everything they owned to live in stark conditions in the middle of the desert.