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The Oro Valley Historical Society is happy to announce that our popular Steam Pump Ranch Property Tour will resume on Saturday, September 17. Tours begin at 9:00 a.m. and leave every 15 minutes. The last tour leaves at 11:30 a.m. Tours are approximately 45 minutes.
The Steam Pump Ranch Property Tours are on the third Saturday of each month; September, October, November, January, February, March, and April. No reservations are needed for the Saturday tours. Sign-up at the Oro Valley Historical Society hospitality booth. Look for our banner and booth at the south end of the Farmer’s Market area.
Please note that tours of the property are on uneven terrain and gravel surfaces and cover a circuit of about 1/2 of a mile.
Please note that the Pusch House Museum is NOT open during property tour Saturdays.
Suggested donation: $5.00
If you would like to arrange for a private group tour (i.e. Scouts, school groups, clubs, etc.) please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message on our Facebook page or message “Contact” on this website.
We are thrilled to announce that our new program year is around the corner! We have been busy during the summer planning for an exciting year of exhibits and surprises!
The Town of Oro Valley is completing work on the installation of fire suppression and security systems that will keep the Pusch House safe and in compliance with requirements to allow Oro Valley Historical Society (OVHS) to borrow artifacts from other history museums.
Our kick-off will be on Saturday, September 10 from 9:00 a.m. to noon! The Pusch House Museum exhibit will feature a new addition to the OVHS collection – A Place In Time. These timeline panels give a synopsis of the Greater Oro Valley area and Steam Pump Ranch history. You have got to see it to believe it! The panels will remain on display as part of the Oro Valley Historical Society’s permanent collection at the Pusch House.
If you love local history, this is a must! Refreshments will be served on the porch. Suggested donation is $5.
While you are at the museum, we hope you will consider becoming an Oro Valley Historical Society member/volunteer and help us “Keep Oro Valley History Alive”!
THIS IS IT! It has been a spectacular OVHS program year from September through April. On Saturday, April 9 the Oro Valley Historical Society (OVHS) will feature “Celebrate Oro Valley, Celebrate Oro Valley Historical Society” with an exhibit at the Pusch House from 9 to 2. Note the Pusch House Museum will be open two hours longer to coincide with Town of Oro Valley activities at Steam Pump Ranch. Also note this is the LAST day for exhibits at the Pusch House Museum until September.
The Pusch House Museum exhibit will include displays on former owners and residents of Steam Pump Ranch. It will also present the history of horses in the southwest to coordinate with Town “Celebrate Oro Valley” activities and a brief history of the OVHS (and how you can get involved). We hope to see you at this last BIG celebration of the year!
Steam Pump Ranch and the Pusch House Museum is located at 10901 N. Oracle Road.