The Cooper Ag Center Museum is open for the 2024 Spring Season. We are open on all Saturdays on April and May from 10am-1pm. Come and learn about Chino Valley’s early history and how we became the town we are today. The museum is located at 19 W. Center St, Chino Valley, AZ. Questions? Call 928-713-7208

The first Fall meeting will be on Thursday, Sept. 14, at 6:30pm in the Community Room in the Chino Valley Public Library. The program will be The History of the Corn Dinner presented by Jeannie Flood, long time Chino Vally resident. Enter by the south door near the flagpole.

Announcing the Grand Opening of the Cooper Ag Center Museum on Saturday, September 9, 2023 from 9am to 12pm. The Museum is located at 19 W Center St., just west of Hwy 89. Entrance is across from the Log Cabin parking lot. Parking is also available across the street at the Chino Valley School District parking lot.

Light refreshments will be served.

For more information call 928-713-7208

On Thursday May 11, 2023 we had a special showing of the video “The Prescott-Ehrenberg Road” by Tracy DeVault, at 6:30 in the Community Room at the Chino Valley Public Library.

The video covers the period from when the road first opened in 1863, serving freight and stagecoach traffic, until the early 1880s. The film features presenters from the Oregon-California Trails Association providing commentary on different aspects of the road. Tracy DeVault will be there to introduce the video and answer questions.

The video is 1 1/2 hrs long, there will be a brief intermission and light refreshments.

Our April 13, 2023 was at 6:30 in the Community Room at the Chino Valley Public Library. The presentation was:

Do Not Call Me “Cowgirl” – Karen Landis

Karen Landis will give a humorous and informative account of a hard but enjoyable life on the Double O Ranch north of Seligman. She can show the cowboys how to do anything on the ranch. You do not want to miss her stories! 

The public is welcome. Enter by south door by the flagpole

Questions call 928-636-1622

Chino Valley Historical Society monthly meetings are usually held four times a year, on the second Thursday in February, April, September, and November, at 6:30 pm in the Community Room at the Chino Valley Public, 1020 W Palomino Rd. Chino Valley, AZ. Enter by the south door by the flagpole.

There may be an occasional added presentation. Please call to verify meeting date, location, and time.

On Wednesday, January 22, 2014, we celebrated the 150th Anniversary of the Arrival of the First Governor of the Territory of Arizona and the establishment of the Seat of Government at Del Rio Springs in Chino Valley. Over 200 people attended including members of most of the families who had lived at the ranch over it’s 150 year history. Members of the Prescott Regulators represented the U.S. Military and provided an 18 gun salute to welcome the “new” Governor of the Territory. We had “trail food,” beans and cornbread, cooked in dutch ovens with the chuck wagons standing by. We heard about the history of how this all came about and what happened next. There was lots of visiting and reacquainting. A good time was had by all.

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