The Gila County Historical Museum will host its grand opening of “Historic Homes and Neighborhoods of Globe” photo exhibit on Friday, March 16, from 6-8 p.m. at the Museum located at 1330 N. Broad St. next to the Chamber of Commerce. The sponsor for this event is Pinal Lumber and Hardware of Globe. Exhibits will include enlarged photos of several of the beautiful and or time-worn homes of early Globe. Some of the featured homes, which date from the late 1880s and early 1900s, include the Van Wagenen home on Broad Street, the Kinney Lodging House and the Adobe Craig Ranch house. In total, there will be 16 photos on display throughout the museum.
Vernon Perry will give a talk about Globe’s historic neighborhoods and will welcome others to share their stories and information about the homes and neighborhoods. There will be docents available to give guided tours of the museum, which was once the mine rescue station built in 1919 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Special hors d’oeuvres and refreshments reminiscent of earlier days will be served throughout the evening.
Admission to the event is free of charge, but donations are always welcome and appreciated. The Gila County Historical Museum receives funding from United Fund Globe-Miami. We would like to express a huge thank you to Pinal Lumber and Hardware for sponsoring this special event.
The exhibit will continue through April 30, and we hope those unable to attend will stop by during museum hours and relive some of Globe’s history.