Mesa Historical Museum

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The Mesa Historical Museum
Mesa-Lehi School-1913.jpg
Mesa Historical Museum is located in Arizona
Mesa Historical Museum
Location within Arizona
LocationMesa, Arizona
Coordinates33°27′30″N 111°48′47″W / 33.45822°N 111.813068°W / 33.45822; -111.813068
TypeHistory Museum
DirectorLeon Natker

The Mesa Historical Museum is a historical museum in Mesa, Arizona, United States. It was opened in 1987 by the Mesa Historical Society to preserve the history of Mesa, Arizona.

The museum's exhibits include a comprehensive history of Mesa, a replica of an early adobe one-room schoolhouse, as well as three additional galleries of changing exhibits. The museum also maintains a large collection of historic agricultural equipment.

The museum buildings are in fact the museum's largest artifacts. The main museum building was built in 1913-1914 for use as the Lehi School. The auditorium was built in the 1930s as a Works Progress Administration project. Both of these buildings are on the National Register of Historic Places.

In 2008, the museum began developing a popular exhibit about Spring Training (baseball) in Arizona, called "Play Ball: The Cactus League Experience." The exhibition has since expanded to locations throughout Maricopa County, with hopes of eventually filling its own museum.[1]

A display of World War II-era U.S. military C-rations at the Mesa Historical Museum


  1. ^ "Project leader: 'Play Ball' exhibit needs its own museum", "East Valley Tribune," September 1, 2010, accessed May 10, 2011.

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Coordinates: 33°27′30″N 111°48′47″W / 33.45822°N 111.813068°W / 33.45822; -111.813068