The mission of the Oro Valley Historical Society is to promote research, preservation, education and dissemination of history related to the Greater Oro Valley area.
Oro Valley Historical Society will be instrumental in developing a shared sense of pride in the heritage of the Greater Oro Valley area.
Oro Valley Historical Society (OVHS) is engaged in the strategic planning process to align the collective vision and actions, improve performance, increase professionalism and restate their dedication to community involvement. The Society wishes to address the changes, both internal and external, that influence our ability to meet Historical Society’s mission. Further, the Society seeks to lay the groundwork for a facility at the Steam Pump Ranch property, which offers a wide variety of specialized uses, including a historical museum; exhibit area for collections; Society office space, and meeting room. The Society identified five critical issues: administrative center and space; community awareness and involvement; collections care and visibility; organizational leadership, awareness and contribution; conservation and research. Focusing on these issues, the Historical Society recognized five meaningful and measurable goals to define our future course of action.
Oro Valley Historical Society (OVHS) is a nonprofit corporation, incorporated under the laws of the State of Arizona, effective July 12, 2005. Click here to read the Bylaws. OVHS is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that supports the Town of Oro Valley Historic Preservation Commission. Our mission is to promote research, preservation, education and dissemination of history related to the greater Oro Valley area.
The Oro Valley Historical Society is an Organizational Member of the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH).