Summer’s over and OVHS is BACK! After taking a summer break, Oro Valley Historical Society is ready to welcome visitors to the Pusch House Museum. There are a lot of new things to see! OVHS has installed two permanent displays focusing on the two eras of Steam Pump Ranch history. One room is dedicated to George Pusch (founder of Steam Pump Ranch) and one room is dedicated to the Procter-Leiber era of the ranch. The Great Room will feature our September exhibit focusing on Hispanic-American Heritage. Learn why Arizona is so influenced by Hispanic culture and tradition. Learn who were the early Hispanic settlers in our area. Learn when and how Arizona transitioned from the land of Indigenous Peoples to becoming the 48th State.
Our exhibits are geared to all ages of history lovers and those curious to know more about the roots of Oro Valley and Steam Pump Ranch Historical Park (on the National Register of Historic Places). The Pusch House Museum is located at 10901 North Oracle Rd., Oro Valley (far south end of the ranch). The museum is open on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to Noon. If you are visiting the Farmer’s Market stop at the museum and cool off in the air-conditioning! Suggested donation $5