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