On Exhibit Now
The Silva Family of Heritage Square: Immigrants and Pioneers
Now open at Rosson House, and included with regular museum tours.
The Silvas were a family that emigrated to the United States, established a successful ranch in Glendale, invested in their community, and eventually came to live in the home at Heritage Square that now bears their name. The exhibit includes many artifacts once owned by the Silva family, now in the Heritage Square Foundation collection and the SRP collection.
Visit the exhibit at Rosson House to see the artifacts in person, and learn more from our online exhibit about the Silvas.
Visitor Center Exhibit
Get a preview of electricity at the turn of the 20th century and its ties to science fiction in our Sci-Fi Squared exhibit. You can also learn more about science fiction at the Square from our Sci-Fi Squared page.
Rosson House Museum
Is a 2,800 square foot Eastlake Victorian style home, built in 1895 by Dr. and Mrs. Roland Rosson. A classic example of the late Victorian style, it is fully restored to its original grandeur. Experience what life was like for residents of Phoenix in territorial Arizona. Docent-guided tours feature all living areas of the house and highlight the stories, people and places that influenced the property and surroundings. Tours are available during regular business hours, and last 45-60 minutes. An admission fee is charged.
The Rosson House was restored in the 1970s through a community effort involving the City of Phoenix, dozens of local institutions and hundreds of volunteers. To learn more about the restoration of the Rosson House, view this video, courtesy KAET.
Learn more about what’s inside Rosson House here.