Rio Colorado Division of the Arizona Historical Society is located in
Yuma, Arizona in 3 historic adobe buildings listed on the National Register
of Historic Places. The Sanguinetti House Museum was constructed in the
1870's, and was purchased in 1890 by pioneer merchant E. F. Sanguinetti.
He added to the home as his family grew and created an Italian oasis
with a garden and bird aviaries, which are maintained today. The house
contains exhibits and period rooms, which tell the history of the lower
Colorado River region from the 1540's to the present. Next door is the
Adobe Annex. Constructed in 1873, it was the home of steamboat captain
Jack Mellon. Today it houses the RCD Library and Archives collection,
as well as a Gift Shop. Two doors away is the Molina Block, constructed
in 1875 as a business building. It is currently undergoing rehabilitation
to serve as a future museum site for the RCD. Tax deductible donations
toward the rehabilitation are always welcome.
Membership: The Arizona Historical Society membership begins
at $40.00 and increases from there, each level offers specific benefits.
Examples of benefits are: a quarterly JOURNAL OF ARIZONA HISTORY, newsletters,
gift shop discounts, and invitations to events. For
membership information send e-mail with your name and postal address
Location: The Sanguinetti House Museum and Adobe Annex are located at 240 and 248
Madison Avenue, just off Interstate 8's Giss Parkway exit at Madison
Hours: Museum and Gift Shop hours are Tuesday - Saturday from 10 AM to 4 PM
(closed holidays). Admission is: children under 12- free, 12 - 18 yrs
- $2.00, 19 - 59 yrs - $3.00, 60 + yrs - $2.00, members - free. The
phone number is (928) 782-1841. Parking is available in front of the
buildings, in lots across the street and next to the Molina block. Bus parking is at the south
end of the block.
NOTE: Link to information about families we are trying to
contact regarding Yuma ancestors
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