Celebrate Oro Valley/April 13

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Join the Celebration on Saturday, April 13 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Steam Pump Ranch!

A celebration for the community we love!  This year’s theme, “Our Legacy, Our Future,” will highlight the region’s early beginnings through the present, with a look toward the future.  Many of the activities will focus on our ranching past.  Stop by the Heritage Garden for demonstrations of “branding”.  Children can make a stick riding horse or bull at the crafts table.

The Pusch House will feature unique displays and information regarding ranching at Steam Pump Ranch and the Oro Valley area.  Roam around the house on a self-tour or let our docents guide you through.  Donations are greatly appreciated and the main source of our income to “Keep Oro Valley History Alive”!

But wait there’s more!  Three musical acts, horse demonstrations, the James D. Kriegh meteorite display and an art show.  Be sure to stop by the Oro Valley Historical Society tent to buy “Claiming the Desert”, by Jim Williams, notecards, water and a Jim Click “Millions for Tucson” Raffle ticket.  Raffle tickets are $25 each or 5 for $100 for a chance to win a 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee, 2 First Class roundtrip tickets to ANYWHERE in the world, or $5000.  ALL proceeds from the ticket sales go to OVHS!

What a great family-friendly way to spend the day…don’t miss it!

And one more thing…if you’d like to become a volunteer for this or any of the Oro Valley Historical Society events or activities contact Carol Bull at

Second Saturday at Steam Pump Ranch

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Second Saturdays at Steam Pump Ranch March 9

March 9 @ 9:00 AM1:00 PM

The weather is warmer and there’s much to enjoy outdoors!  Make this the Saturday you stop by Steam Pump Ranch.  The Oro Valley Historical Society is ready and waiting to give you a tour of the Pusch House (PH) with new displays.  The Heritage Garden has hands-on demonstrations and will be in full bloom!  Tours of Pusch House take place from 9 to Noon.  Stay and enjoy the outdoor entertainment ’til 1 p.m.

The OVHS tent at Steam Pump Ranch

Be sure you stop by the OVHS tent to purchase a Jim Click Millions for Tucson Raffle ticket.  This is your chance to win a 2019 Jeep Cherokee Summit, two round-trip, first-class airline tickets to ANYWHERE in the world or $5000 in cash!  OVHS through the generosity of Jim Click will get to keep ALL the proceeds from the raffle tickets we sell. A great way to support OVHS and your community by purchasing a $25 ticket AND you get an opportunity to win a great prize!

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