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Patagonia Museum


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Overview

The Patagonia Museum was incorporated in the state of Arizona in 2004. The Patagonia Museum is a nonprofit organization dedicated to collecting and preserving the culture and history of eastern Santa Cruz County. The Patagonia Museum was granted 501c (3) status by the IRS in 2007.

The Patagonia Museum has two immediate goals:

  1. Preserving and restoring the historic territorial one room Lochiel Schoolhouse.
  2. Preserving and maintaining the 1914 Patagonia Grammar School as our museum facility.

The Lochiel Schoolhouse was built prior to 1905. Research continues to determine the exact date of construction. The Lochiel/La Noria School District was in place in the 1890's and may have originated as far back as the 1880's. Again research continues to search for the exact dates of origination. The schoolhouse was abandoned by 1980. Years of neglect and vandalism followed. In September 2010, the Patagonia Museum and the Patagonia Elementary School entered into a lease agreement allowing the Patagonia Museum to preserve the school site for educational and historic purposes. The Patagonia Museum continues to maintain and preserve this historic site.

In October 2015 the Patagonia School District contracted The Patagonia Museum to promote and enhance the educational opportunities of the community utilizing the 1914 Patagonia Grammar School as a museum facility. The museum is also responsible for maintaining and preserving this historic site.

Contributed Collections

Contact

The Patagonia Museum
100 School Street
PO Box 919
Patagonia, AZ 85624
520-343-5641
info[at]thepatagoniamuseum.org
http://www.thepatagoniamuseum.org/

Rights & Reproduction

To order reproductions or inquire about permissions, contact info[at]thepatagoniamuseum.org.

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