Henry Hauser Museum

Welcome!

Welcome to the Henry F. Hauser Museum. The museum’s mission is to collect, document, preserve, interpret, research, and disseminate knowledge about natural and cultural material from the Greater Sierra Vista Area, to include the rural areas of Southeast Arizona, the Southwest, and other regions related by natural history, heritage and climate.

Founded in 2000, the museum is named for Henry “Hank” Hauser, former college football star, avid golfer, career soldier, city council member and city magistrate, school board member and former mayor of Sierra Vista.

HOURS OF OPERATION: WE WILL BE CLOSED from

May 1-19th 2017 for setting up a new exhibit.

Open 10:00am to 4:00pm Monday – Wednesday and 10:00 to 1:00 on Thursdays

Exhibits

Visitors to the museum experience visual and artistic stories through permanent and changing exhibits, special programs, and events. Featured subjects have included, “Sierra Vista – Then & Now,” “Unity Through Cultural Heritage,” and “Brown Canyon Ranch – A Centennial Celebration!”

Collections

The museum collects and preserves a variety of paper materials, including photographs, periodicals, school year books, journals, letters, business and personal papers, maps, and documents related to the history and functioning of local city government. In addition to library and archival materials, the museum also collects artifacts associated with local history, business establishments, water, and ranching. Noted collections include the Henry F. Hauser Collection and the James Rice Photograph Collection. Researchers may have access to these library, archival, and artifact collections.

Living Voices

The museum continues to expand its Oral History Collection which includes noted local individuals of the area as well as those who realize the importance of maintaining a living history legacy. Transcripsts and copies of tapes are available to researchers and those interested in learning about this unique area from those who lived it.

Gift Shop

The Sierra Vista Historical Society operates the Gift Shop at the Henry F. Hauser Museum in support of the Museum. ¬† We carry unique one of a kind gifts and are proud to feature local craftsmen. ¬† The ¬† Shop carries Folkmanis Puppets and a variety of children’s books as well as interesting books on first-hand accounts of settling the Arizona territory. ¬† As we approach the Arizona State Centennial in 2012, we are carrying¬†Times Past Reflections from Arizona History. ¬† This book has been accepted as an Arizona Centennial 2012 Legacy Project by the Arizona Historical Advisory Commission. ¬† The shop is staffed by volunteers and is open from 10:00am to 4:00pm Monday through Wednesday and 10:00 to 1:00 on Thursdays

Tours

Group tours are available. Please call: (520) 439-2306

Volunteers

Volunteers work in close cooperation with museum staff who provide guidance, education, and support to assure that each volunteer enjoys a worthwhile experience. Have you thought about becoming a museum volunteer? The Henry F. Hauser Museum depends on its volunteers to assist with processing and preserving collections, installing exhibits, conducting oral history interviews, helping with special programs and events, and working in the museum gift shop.

Hours

Monday through Wed.¬†10 am to 4 pm –Thur. 10am to 1pm

Closed Holidays & Special Circumstances

Contact Information

Museum Curator: Nancy Krieski

Email: Nancy.Krieski@sierravistaaz.gov

Phone: (520) 439-2306

Address: 2590 East Tacoma, Sierra Vista, AZ. 85635 (Located in the Ethel H. Berger Center)

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