New in the House:

Two big changes are coming, so get ready!

  1. Plate Expectations: Victorian Dining, Decorum, and Dishes opens on February 22 with exhibit elements in the Dining Room, both Parlors and the Foyer. You may have noticed that some dishes have moved already. Starting on February 7, furniture will start moving. On February 19 and 20, the dining room table will be moved into the solarium, the rug taken up and several vitrines moved in.  Visitors will be allowed off the red carpet in the dining room to look at the dishes up close.
  2. Our new painting, The Return: Saved from the Wreck (1859) by Thomas Brooks, will be installed in the family parlor in March.  We are thrilled to be able to exhibit Victorian-era artwork in its original frame.  And while it has a not-too-Arizona theme, it does has an Arizona provenance which adds to its value to us.
  • Volunteer Training Schedule

    Handouts from January’s training are at the Docent Desk in the Museum Store.  Be sure to get a copy if you couldn’t make the January training.

    February 22 @ 5pm: Scholar and foodie Laura Carlson will be speaking on Victorian Women and Cocktail Culture. While not part of training, it should make for an interesting evening. Registration is required.  Use this link to sign up.  The Woman’s Guide to Cocktails

    March 15 @ 6pm:  Training for the Plate Expectations Exhibit and the new painting. Meet in the Rosson House. For those who have tours scheduled before March 15, we will make every effort to have training materials to you as soon as the exhibit is mounted.

    April 5: Volunteer Appreciation Dinner. Join us for dinner and awards so that we can show you how much you mean to us.

  • Welcome New Volunteers!

    • Pat Bryant has recently re-qualified as a docent and is already giving tours.  Welcome back Pat!



  • How to sign up for shifts: Update

    The online calendar shows what shifts are available and which have been filled. To sign up, email me with a copy to Flare before Sunday of the coming week.