Clarkdale Historical Society and Museum

Clarkdale Historical Society and Museum

Clarkdale Historical Society and Museum
4.5
Friday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Through its collections, public programs, and preservation activities, the mission of CHSM is to foster a deep understanding and appreciation of Clarkdale and the region's rich history, as well as to support economic development, and quality of life.
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Ellie D
Clarkdale, AZ71 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Solo
A wonderful little museum with the history of this smelter town. It was the first planned community established in 1912.
They have a tour of historic homes every year. In 2020 the tour will be April 18th. This is paired with the re enactment of a failed bank robbery of 1928. Participants are in 1928 apparrel.
This museum is a treasure grove of information
Written February 11, 2020
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GayleG-M
Clarkdale, AZ28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2014 • Family
This great little museum offers locals and visitors the opportunity to take a close look at Clarkdale’s history. An all-volunteer organization, the museum rotates displays continually, making return trips interesting and educational. The current display features Senator William Andrews Clark, the founder of Clarkdale, and once one of the richest men in the United States!
Written April 23, 2014
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2-Lane-Traveler
Savage, MN943 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
A delightful small museum, volunteers were very engaging. Especially the ex AT&SF division manager. The volunteers have done a nice job in still remote village.
Written March 9, 2020
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SunRunr
20 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Spend an hour at the Clarkdale Museum! The museum is a small building located in the town center. The volunteer curator is a life long resident of Clarkdale and walks you through the history of the town and surrounding area. The displays of historic items do much to augment the story of Jerome, Clarkdale, and the mining community.
Written September 3, 2019
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Thank you for stopping by and looking around and for taking the time to submit your review. We hope to see you again as we will be changing our displays soon.
Written September 8, 2019
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Carol S
9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Couples
great collection,well presented and told the history well. glad we spent some time to understand the impact of copper’s history through the ages and impact on the area.
Written January 27, 2018
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Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to write such a nice review. Our collections frequently change so please stop by again sometime!
Written February 4, 2018
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dohpat
Dallas, TX5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Couples
We had a wonderful time at this museum. Janet the docent was extremely knowledgeable about the history and founding families and the community. As someone who grew up in the town Janet had some wonderful stories to share. We would highly recommend a stop in Clarkdale.
Written August 20, 2016
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jhirshsolo
Mamaroneck, NY2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Friends
Every third Wednesday the Historical Society has a tour of the Clubhouse. It's like stepping back into time. The Clubhouse was built in the 20's and evokes the feeling of the time. Cindy and Jerry, our guides, brought us back the early days of Clarkdale (a company town) in a very genial manner. Jerry told of his early days as a bowling pin setter at the Clubhouse. Cindy was a great source of history of Clarkdale and the Verde Valley.
If you planning on a visit to Sedona and want to take a side trip to Jerome, it worth the time taking the left turn to Clarkdale on 89A and visiting this charming hisotic community.
Written September 18, 2014
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Homer R
Nantucket, MA115 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
Guided through the museum by a very informative fellow who offered much insights of the copper industry of the past.
Written February 18, 2019
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Thank you for stopping by and visiting our museum. Please be sure to stop by the next time you are in the area and check our website for future events.
Written August 12, 2019
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nichpr
Phoenix, AZ223 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Couples
Had a fascinating tour and discussion with the gentleman running this place who's family is from here and who grew up here. My wife had read the book Hidden Mansions about the guy Clark who developed the copper industry here and she wanted to learn more. Learn more we did - including how Clarkdale was the most modern city in Arizona with electricity, running water and sewers etc. Clark was an incredible guy and you are sure to be surprised and fascinated by what he did and how worked to be the success he was.
Written September 8, 2017
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Thank you so much for taking the time to visit us. We are off Main Street just one block but it's worth the effort. Our staff is all volunteers and we love our small historic town and it shows in every one of us! Please recommend us to your friends.
Written September 11, 2017
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hawkeye
Tampa, FL83 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Friends
History of the company town of Clarkdale, the Clark family, and the mining and cement operations. Admission is free. The didn't has lived in the town for decades and was quite knowledgeable. After her stories, we were motivated to buy 2 books from the little bookstore, "Empty Mansions" and "The Ghost of the Cuban Queen Bordello".
Written July 1, 2017
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