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  • 140exhibits
  • 15annual
  • 1,000annual
  • 80+volunteers


The Fountain Hills Historical Society wanted to make a difference for this community by preserving for the future the very beginnings of Fountain Hills’ development. In 2003 the River of Time opened its doors with an innovative mission. Using a variety of tools including: history, archaeology, anthropology, art, geology, and geography, the museum presented the past of the Lower Verde River Valley through water. During the following ten years the museum amassed information and artifacts, and the programs grew beyond the confines of its 5,000 square foot space.

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Joining the museum as a member isn’t simply just to pay some money to help keep the doors open or get a discount at the museum store. We want you to be part of the experience. To learn more about your community by teaching others.

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Our Mission

To engage, entertain, educate, and inspire people about the Lower Verde River Valley through relevant topics and experiences. Using the natural /social sciences of the region we preserve and interpret the past to understand the present, and promote future sustainability.