Historical Sketch of Gila County Historical Society

The Gila County Historical Society was founded in 1955 to study, collect, preserve, and disseminate the history of Gila County. The Society placed its collected artifacts in the former Globe-Miami Mine Rescue Station in 1972. Since then many more items have been acquired for the museum's collections and archives. The historic building and grounds were deeded to the society in 1988 and the following year the building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The north wing was added in 1999.

The museum's exhibits include the Governor Hunt Victorian bedroom, a print shop, the Native American room, a Ranching room and many other standing exhibits and other displays depicting many aspects of local history. The museum's library contains a fine collection of archival material including geneological histories, books and over 4000 photographs. 

VALUABLE LINKS ABOUT HISTORY OF AREA:

Our Webmaster has created a site with considerable material about the early history of our area.  You may wish to try it out at:  http://www.zybtarizona.com

Another valuable link is a collection of oral histories of the area at: http://azmemory.azlibrary.gov/cdm/search/collection/ghmoral

Still another interesting link is from an Internet archive site about the history of the Globe School District at: http://web.archive.org/web/20071031065744/http://globeusd.org/district_history.asp