The Mesa Historical Museum resides in the historic Old Lehi School in Mesa, Arizona. The museum has a permanent exhibit on the history of Mesa and the history of Mesa schools as well as a rotating exhibit which changes twice a year.
Our current exhibit, Hallelujah Hats!, is a celebration of the churches of Washington Park through the jewelry, hats, and fashion worn by church goers. It documents the once thriving segregated African American community in Mesa, Arizona. From the early days of slavery to today, the African American community has embraced the church as a symbol and site for inspiration, guidance and hope.
We also have a Mesa history and highlights room that is currently featuring artifacts from the Buckhorn Baths Motel and the Arizona Spring Training Experience! We also have a room dedicated to early Native American pottery and basketry as well as early pioneer crafts such as metallurgy and leather-work.
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