Join the Gila County Historical Society for a celebration of the golden age of Arizona
Join the Gila County Historical Society for the first annual Old Dominion Days, a celebration of the golden age of Arizona and the Old Dominion Mine.
“When the Old Dominion Mine was going full blast, Globe was the fourth largest city in Arizona with a population of 7,022,” Gila County Historical Museum Director Sheldon Miller said. “We’re going to celebrate the mining heritage and we’re going to have a good time doing it.”
The celebration takes place from September 12 through 15 and features a full slate of events from the opening reception to an “old west shootout” and pasty supper.
Among the stars of the 4-day event will be Mesa’s Territorial Brass Band playing music from the 1920s and a chuck wagon serving up “chuck wagon grub.”
Throughout the week, there will be tours, historical presentations and demonstrations representing the lifestyles, trials and tribulations of the miners and their families.
There will even be antique workshops and an antiques appraisal all day on Thursday, September 13.
“People can bring in their antique jewelry, tools and other collectables and have them appraised by a professional,” Miller said.
Friday and Saturday will be chock-full of all-day events tours and contests, culminating in the Old West Shootout, Pasty Supper and music from 7 p.m. at the Gila County Historical Museum, located at 1330 N. Broad St., Globe, Arizona.
For more information, call the museum at 928-425-7385.