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San Tan Historical Society in Queen Creek to host arts, crafts show

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Posted: Tuesday, November 6, 2012 12:00 pm | Updated: 9:26 pm, Wed Nov 7, 2012.

Raising funds for a museum doesn’t have to be boring and the San Tan Historical Society in Queen Creek knows that people here love to shop outdoors, especially if it is for a good cause.

The society will host its annual arts and crafts fundraiser this Saturday, Nov. 10 at the San Tan Historical Society Museum, 20425 S. Old Ellsworth Road, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Space is still available. Over 15 vendors will be selling their handmade arts and crafts.

All proceeds from vendor space will benefit the museum and the preservation of historical items from Queen Creek and surrounding areas. The Old Ellsworth school is now the oldest building in the Queen Creek / San Tan Valley area since the destruction of the Higley post office in Gilbert.

The San Tan Historical Society is dedicated to making sure that our area history is preserved for future generations. The museum houses pieces of our past and stories from the early Indians, to farmers and ranchers who settled the area, information on the German POW camps and the phenomenal growth of the Queen Creek, San Tan Valley area. Items on display include artifacts, photographs, farm machinery, baskets, pottery, family stories and much more.

For more information on the craft show, or to be a vendor, contact Kitty at (480) 659-0976 or via email at

All ages are welcome at the craft show. While you are there, pick up a copy of “Around San Tan Mountain” a book written by local author and past Historical Society President Dave Salge.

Entry to the museum is free, but for a donation of $2 or more, you will receive a free coffee mug. For more information, visit

• Bridgette Crosby is a writer who lives in and loves the Queen Creek/San Tan Valley area. Reach her at

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