Flagstaff Pioneer Museum
Pioneer Life and Historical Reenactments
I never knew that back in the olden days you had to do everything by hand. There was a lady at this museum who showed us how the pioneers used to make their own candles! We are going to do it now in our Cub Scout troop meeting - it is pretty cool actually!
From 1908 to 1938, the Flagstaff Pioneer Museum building served as the Cococino County Hospital for the Indigent. This small museum is a great way to spend a few hours learning all about the lumber, ranching and farming industries that helped to shape the Flagstaff area and much of Northern Arizona. It's a great family friendly type museum that has lots of cool "old stuff" to make the kids think about what life used to be like back in the early days of Arizona's history.
The museum is quite eclectic with a wide range of exhibits ranging from a child's room with old toys and games to farm displays to a room which houses one of the old iron lung machines! Even though it wasn't very cohesive, it was quirky and fun to learn about all of these interesting historical tidbits.
One of the best things about this museum is the pioneer life reenactments that occur periodically where volunteers come in to display the skills needed to succeed as an early pioneer. Blacksmiths, weavers, candle-makers and more all provide demonstrations about their craft and make authentic products that are then sold in the museum gift shop. When you see all of the hard work that goes into making these products from scratch, it makes you really appreciate the modern conveniences that we take for granted today.
2340 North Fort Valley Road, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
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|Jacob Tip: Did you know that the name "Arizona" comes from an Aztec word meaning "silver-bearing?" Pay attention to all the little things at this museum to learn more interesting facts like this!|
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