Clarkdale AZ (October 20, 2019) – The Clarkdale Historical Society and Museum resumes it tour schedule for the guided history tours of the historic Clark Memorial Clubhouse located in downtown Clarkdale on November 20 and December 19, 2019. Guided walking tours, which are handicap accessible, begin at 9:45am at the museum building located at 900 First North Street, one block north of the red caboose. Allow two hours, bring water, wear comfortable footwear and dress for the weather.
There is no charge for the tour, however contributions to support the program are gratefully accepted. Reservations are required for groups of 10 or more and can be made by contacting emailing the Clarkdale Historical Museum or 928-649-1196. Reservations are appreciated for individuals and families, but not required. Drop-ins are always welcome, especially for visitors from out of state.
The educational program, held in partnership with the Town of Clarkdale, provides an introduction to Clarkdale’s history and focuses upon the structures in its historic district. The community of Clarkdale was developed by copper king William Andrews Clark in 1912, to provide housing and services for his United Verde Copper Co. mine and smelter operations employees and their families. It was built during the “City Beautiful” movement and is one of the only planned community developments of the early 1900’s remaining in Arizona.
For more information please visit www.clarkdalemuseum.org.