March Library Display

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March is National Women’s History Month.  In keeping with the monthly theme, the current library display focuses on famous women in American History.  Who do you think is included in the select few?  See for yourself at the Oro Valley Public Library.

 The lovely porcelains are limited numbered editions produced by the United States Historical Society and donated to OVHS by the Oro Valley Public Library.

Thank you to Sue and Peg for organizing interesting library displays each month with items from Oro Valley Historical Society’s Collections.  The Society receives many compliments on the exhibits.  Don’t miss this one!

                                                     Collections Chairs Peg O’Connell and Sue Chambasian

It’s Membership Time

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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.

Meeting site

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!

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!

Jim Click “Millions for Tucson” Raffle

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Jim Click “Millions for Tucson” Raffle tickets will be sold at the OVHS tent starting Saturday, March 9!  Your lucky ticket could win a 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit, or 2 First-Class  Round Trip airline tickets ANYWHERE in the world, or $5000 in cash!  The tickets are $25 each or 5 for $100.  ALL ticket proceeds go to the Oro Valley Historical Society!  Don’t miss your chance to win.  Not available to visit our tent?  Contact Teri Colmar ( to purchase.

Thank you Jim Click for supporting the Tucson community!

This Saturday at the Tucson Festival of Books

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Our resident historian and author, Jim Williams, will have a book display and signing at the Tucson Festival of Books on Saturday, March 2 from 12 to  2 on the University of Arizona Campus.   Jim will be in the Independent Author section of the Festival.

Jim’s recent book, “Claiming the Desert, Settlers, Homesteaders and Ranchers in Oro Valley, Arizona 1865-1965″ is a wealth of information on local history and lore.  Jim is generously donating proceeds from the book to the Oro Valley Historical Society!  Thank you Jim!

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