Welcome to Gilbert Historical Museum
Come and enjoy Gilbert’s history at the Gilbert Historical Museum, located at the south end of the vibrant Gilbert Heritage District. Gilbert Historical Museum has been at the heart of the Gilbert community since we opened our doors in 1982. Our building, the original Gilbert Elementary School built in 1913, sits proudly on the National Register of Historic Places, the only building in Gilbert with that designation.
A repository of artifacts chronicling our town’s rich history, we invite you to explore our past, experience the present, and imagine our future. Explore the old halls of our non-profit museum and you’ll discover charming exhibits and activities for young and old.
We are expanding our role in the community by offering a series of informative programs & workshops for people of all ages. These programs will be led by artists, historians, storytellers and scientists who will share their knowledge and skills.Learn More
Art of Quilting Show
Our 12th annual Art of Quilting Show runs through May 29th.
The Art of Quilting Show is open during our museum hours, Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m; admission to the show is free with your paid entrance to the museum.
At the Heart of Gilbert
Gilbert Museum is so much more than one of Gilbert’s favorite family attractions, we’re at the heart of the community. Weddings, birthday parties, graduation parties – they’ve all been held at the museum, thanks to our affordable facility rental. Not only are we committed to preserving the past, we’re driven to honor the present and contribute to the exciting future of Gilbert and the East Valley.
Regular events like our annual Night at the Museum Gala, our Memorial Day celebration, and the Art of Quilting Show will keep you coming back. Looking for volunteer opportunities in Gilbert? With your support, we’ll remain a cornerstone of the Gilbert community for generations to come.
Contact Us Today
If you have any questions about the Gilbert Historical Museum or your visit, please send us an email or give us a call at (480) 926-1577. Please note that our mailing address is: PO Box 1484, Gilbert, AZ 85299.
Museum Hours & Prices
Open Tuesday – Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Closed Sundays, Mondays and Holidays
Seniors 60 years and older: $4
Children 5-12: $3
Children under 5 years are free
Mar-May, 2017 – The Art of Quilting Show
May 29, 2017 – Memorial Day Celebration
September 9 ~ October 28, 2017 – Stephan Strom’s Bears Ears Exhibit
December 16, 2017 ~ February 10, 2018 ~ Neil Miller’s Dirty Dozen Exhibit
Tues May 23 | 7:00pm – 8:30pm
History Café: Growing Up in Gilbert
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