Museum offers glimpse of Queen Creek, San Tan Valley history

The San Tan Historical Society Museum, once the site of the Rittenhouse Elementary School, is on the National Register of Historic Places. (Courtesy of San Tan Historical Society)

The San Tan Historical Society Museum, once the site of the Rittenhouse Elementary School, is on the National Register of Historic Places. (Courtesy of San Tan Historical Society)

 

The Old Rittenhouse Elementary School, on the southeast corner of Ellsworth and Queen Creek roads, was built in 1925. Used as a school through 1982, this building — now on the National Registry for Historic Places — is the home of the San Tan Historical Society Museum.

The museum is open to the public 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays. Admission is free. Take some time to view the exhibits and ask questions.

The San Tan Historical Society meets 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month at the museum, 20425 S. Old Ellsworth Road in Queen Creek. Members and guests alike are welcome to join these public meetings.

For more information, visit the society’s website or e-mail info@SanTanHistoricalSociety.

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