34th Annual Florence Historic Home Tour
Local Area Featured Event
Saturday, February 9, 2019 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Visitors to the 34th Annual Historic Florence Home Tour on Saturday, February 9, 2019 can view at total of 17 homes and historical structures, each with unique architectural styles. The tour begins at Jaques Square located at 291 North Main Street. Day-of- ticket sales begins at 9:30 a.m., while the tour is open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Visitors may walk the tour route or ride trolleys to the outlying historical structures.
The theme for the Home Tour, “Small Town, Big History – Living with Adobe Walls” describes the historic significance of this small community as well as the lives and stories contained within the walls of the homes.
The Pinal County Historical Museum will present its Vintage Quilt Show from 10:00 am. to 4:00 p.m. Quilts representing historic Florence will be displayed.
The Florence Arts and Culture Commission will present its third annual Quick Draw Artist Contest beginning at 9:30 a.m. Artists have 90 minutes to begin and complete a portrait or landscape. The finished products will be auctioned off at the end of the contest. Spectators are welcome to watch as these talented artists, create impressive works of art. The contest is at the Jacob Suter House located at 270 North Pinal Street.
Home Tour tickets are only $20 for adults the day of the event or $15 in advance. Advance tickets are available at the Pinal County Historical Society and Museum, Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce and the Florence Library and Community Center. Tickets may also be purchased online at: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3605805.
Saturday, March 30, 2019
75th Anniversary Celebration of the G.I. Bill of Rights
McFarland State Historic Park, American Legion Post 9, and the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce are hosting the 75th Anniversary Celebration of the G.I. Bill of Rights (Serviceman’s Readjustment Act) in Florence. The special event is to honor the legislation which has helped millions of veterans since 1944, and Ernest “Mac” McFarland, Arizona statesman and one of the authors of the bill.