Sun City's history began January 1, 1960, at the intersection of 107th Avenue and Oakmont Drive. It was on that day that the Del E Webb Corporation unveiled the world's first active-adult resort retirement community.
Sun City's history can still be found at the intersection of 107th Avenue and Oakmont Drive. Next to the Oakmont Recreation Center sits the Del Webb Sun Cities Museum and the headquarters of the Sun Cities Area Historical Society. The museum occupies one of the first five model homes in Sun City.
The Del Webb Sun Cities Museum collections contain thousands of photographs, documents, and artifacts relating to the building of Sun City and its sister city, Sun City West. In addition, several of the rooms in the Museum have been restored to their 1960 splendor.
The Museum has a bookstore where numerous publications about Sun City and Sun City West are available for sale. Some of the Museum's collection can be seen at the American Heritage Magazine's National Portal to Historical Collections. You can view the entire collection and learn more about the museum at http://delwebbsuncitiesmuseum.org/.
Del Webb Sun Cities Museum
Sun Cities Area Historical Society
10801 W. Oakmont
Sun City, AZ 85351
The Museum is open Monday through Friday, from 1 to 3 p.m. September through May. Visitors may call to arrange tours at other times. There is no charge for admission.
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