On Exhibit Now

The Silva family

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.

A Native American pot from the Visitor Center exhibit.Visitor Center Exhibit

Heritage Square’s Visitor Center is host to an exhibit that explores where the City of Phoenix gets its water, dating back over 800 years to the canals built by the Ancestral Sonoran Desert People.

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.