Don’t forget to renew your Oro Valley Historical Society Membership! Our membership year is March to March. The best time to renew will be at the Annual Meeting on March 28 at Pusch House at Steam Pump Ranch.
Be there at 3:00 for the meeting and also enjoy a presentation by our board member and local historian, Jim Williams. Individual membership is $20 and Family Membership is $30. As an all volunteer self-sustaining organization your membership dues help with our operating costs and collections presentations.
Not a member? You don’t know what you’re missing! Meet people, learn about our local history and serve your community by helping to “Keep Oro Valley History Alive”.
We hope to see you at the Ranch!
Join your neighbors and mosey over to Steam Pump Ranch for Second Saturday activities on Saturday, February 9 from 9am to 1pm. There’s the Heirloom Farmers Market with lots of produce coming into season, demonstrations by Archaeology SW and crafts for kids in the Heritage Garden and tours of the Pusch Ranch House (PRH). Be sure to stop by the PRH and see the history display regarding the Tully-Ochoa Wagon attack. Did you know it happened right here in our neck of the desert? Docents will also take you on a tour of the PRH and provide local history. Interested in joining OVHS or learning more about us? Then visit our tent and let us fill you in. Our Volunteers Are Worth Their Weight in Oro!
Local historian, Bob Simpson, will give a talk on Friday, Feb. 8 at the Oro Valley Public Library at 2:00 p.m. focusing on the Sutherland family of Oro Valley. The family lived in Catalina State Park. The Sutherland Wash and Sutherland Trail were named after them. Who knows perhaps a surprise namesake guest or two might attend the lecture.
Bob Simpson is a retired Foreign Service Officer and is publishing a two-volume history of the area from Catalina State Park to the Biosphere.
Interested in becoming part of OVHS? Be sure to talk to one of our members at the event. Though the event is free, we appreciate donations to OVHS to continue our work for the community!
Save the Date! Tuesday, August 22 Jim Williams will offer a talk on ” Early Settlers of Catalina State Park” at the Oro Valley Library at 2:00 p.m. This is open to the public and free.
If you haven’t heard Jim speak, you’re in for a treat! Jim is a fountain of information when it comes to Oro Valley history. Don’t miss it!