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After a summer hiatus, the Oro Valley Historical Society is ready to welcome you
back to Steam Pump Ranch at 10901 North Oracle Road in Oro Valley! We will
have the historic Pusch House open for tours every Saturday from 9 a.m. – noon
beginning on September 9. Docents will be on hand to offer information and
answer questions like who built it? when? why? how? We have the answers!
Instead of just quickly driving past this historic ranch, come in (the Pusch House is
air conditioned!), and we’ll share with you some Oro Valley history.
In September, we will be celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month and will let you
know about the early Hispanic settlers of our area – where they came from, how
they got here, some of their traditions, both early on and now.

Don’t forget the Heirloom Farmers’ Market that occurs every Saturday at Steam
Pump Ranch – grab a cup of local coffee, enjoy a huge burrito or crepe, wander
through the local purveyors’ stalls to see what healthy items they have for your
daily use, and then see what history awaits you at the historic Pusch House
museum. The tours are complimentary, and donations to keep Oro Valley History
alive are welcome!

We hope to see you soon – history loves company!

2018 Feb – March Announcements from Oro Valley Historical Society

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  1. Orientation program on Sunday, February 25th at 2:00 pm at Steam Pump Ranch.  Join us for an orientation to Steam Pump Ranch and the Historical Society.  The program will include tours of the grounds and a look at our collections.  Refreshments will be served.  No reservations are required – just come!
  2. Volunteers are needed for tasks at the Z Mansion event on March 12.  They include:  docents (will train), cashiers, will call table sitting, silent auction monitors, artifact overseeing, and runners during the silent auction.  All volunteers are expected to purchase a ticket for the event.  Contact Peg O’Connell at pegoconnell@ymail.com if you can help.
  3. Tickets to the Z Mansion event are still available at www.ovhistory.org via Paypal (bring your Paypal receipt to the will call table at the event) and at Steam Pump Ranch on Saturdays, 9:00 to noon, to March 1.
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Our mission is to promote research, preservation, education and dissemination of history related to the Greater Oro Valley area.

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