Portal to the Past

Experience Pueblo Grande Museum’s inaugural Portal to the Past Celebration and explore the 90th-anniversary exhibit, The Story Continues: Pueblo Grande at 90, on October 20th, from 2 to 5 pm. Enjoy colorful entertainment and performances by local storytellers, musicians, poets and dancers, including interactive family art activities led by local artists. This free public event celebrates the rich history and legacy of the Hohokam, the original inhabitants of the Valley of the Sun. Join us and walk in the footsteps of the Ancestral Sonoran Desert People.

Water Public Art Challenge Information

In partnership with the Pueblo Grande Museum, the Cultural Coalition received the Arizona Community Foundation’s Water Public Art Challenge prize to create a public artwork that honors the great water legacy of the Ancient Sonoran Desert People. Their project, Water Heritage Collective, Portal to the Past, was among the five awarded projects. Artist Zarco Gurrero will reveal a Portal to the Past, a cut metal gate and fence adorned with a plethora of prehistoric, historic, animal and plant motifs to welcome visitors through the new public entrance to Pueblo Grande Museum from Canalscape – the new pedestrian trail along the historic Grand Canal.

The Museum is located on the Southeast corner of 44th St. and Washington St.

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Explore the Heart of Phoenix

Pueblo Grande Museum is located on a 1,000 year old archaeological site once inhabited by the Hohokam culture located just minutes from downtown Phoenix next to Sky Harbor International Airport.  This National Historic Landmark and Phoenix Point of Pride has been a part of the City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department since 1929, and is the largest preserved archaeological site within Phoenix.  Easily accessible by the Sky Train and the Light Rail, the museum is open 7 days a week October through April, and closed Sundays and Mondays, May through September. 

A fully accessible 2/3 mile trail takes you through a prehistoric Hohokam archaeological village site with a partially excavated platform mound, ballcourt, and replicated prehistoric houses.  There are three galleries to visit while at the Museum.  The main gallery displays artifacts of the Hohokam and discusses the Pueblo Grande village site.  The children’s hands-on gallery has activities to help kids learn about the science of archaeology.  And the changing gallery features exhibits on various topics from archaeology, southwest cultures, and Arizona history.  For authentic Native American gifts, art, and jewelry, the Museum Store has something for all tastes and budgets.

Throughout the year, Pueblo Grande Museum has programming for adults, children, and families, which include archaeology classes for kids, arts and crafts workshops, hikes, and lectures.  The Museum also holds annual events, such as the Indian Market, children’s summer programs, a Native Art & Rug Auction, Ancient Technology Day and more to please all ages and interests!



Oct 20, 2019


Pueblo Grande Museum
4619 East Washington St
Phoenix, AZ 85034


2-5 p.m. 



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