33rd Annual Florence Historic Home Tour
McFarland State Historic Park
February 10, 2017 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Visitors to the 33rd Annual Historic Florence Home Tour will view diverse architectural styles in over 17 homes and historical structures. Visitors may walk the tour route, which begins in downtown Florence or utilize transportation provided to other outlying structures.
Advance tickets are only $10 each and 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: florenceazhometour.bpt.me.
Tickets are $15 the day-of the event. Day-of ticket sales begins at 9:30 am. at Jaques Square which is located at 291 North Main Street.
Visitors may walk the tour route or ride trolleys to the outlying historical structures. Information will be provided by tour guides on each of the three trolleys.
The theme for the Home Tour, “Florence: An Arizona Hidden Treasure” reveals the little-known intriguing and entertaining facts about the town contained within the walls of these homes.
In addition to the Home Tour, the Maricopa High School Theatre Company will perform three re-enactments of “The Baron of Arizona.” The performances will be at the McFarland State Park at 9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. McFarland State Park is located at Ruggles and Main Streets in Florence. The Theatre Company is led by Arizona Master Teacher, Cynthia Calhoun whose theatre company has received state and national recognition for its performances, including the recent, “The Taming of the Shrew.”
At 2:00 p.m., the Pinal County Historical Museum will host a special presentation of the Wild Horse and Burro Inmate Program. This is a fascinating example of government agencies partnering to not only care and train wild horses and burros for adoption, but also gives select Department of Corrections inmates the opportunity to care and train the animals. Program supervisor Randy Helm will discuss the program and present a special display of saddles and cowboy gear, from a by-gone era.
The Florence Arts and Culture Commission will offer a Quick Draw Artist Contest and Silent Auction at 10:30 am. Artists have 90 minutes to begin and complete a portrait or landscape and 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.
The Windmill Winery is hosting a Wine Garden from noon to 4:00 p.m. at Padilla Park, Sixth and Main Streets in downtown Florence.
For questions or more information, please contact John Nixon, recreation superintendent at the Florence Community Services Department at (520) 868-7699 or go to www.florenceaz.gov/hometour.
November 17, 2018
Arizona Humanities and the Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives and School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies at Arizona State University are pleased to announce an exclusive Arizona tour of Water/Ways, a traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution.