Jerome State Historic Park Celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the Douglas Mansion & 50th Anniversary of the Park on May 14
May 9, 2016
Take a drive to Jerome on Saturday, May 14, 2016 to tour and view the Douglas Mansion in celebration of the Mansion's 100th Anniversary and Jerome State Historic Park's 50th year as a State Park!
Join the festivities for food and entertainment throughout the day. Listen to guest speaker, Tim Coons, and rock out with local rock and mineral traders. Musical entertainment will be provided by local artists Ken and Lynn Mikel.
The Douglas Mansion has been an eye-catching landmark in Jerome since 1916. Built by James "Rawhide" Douglas above his Little Daisy Mine and donated by his sons, James and Lewis Douglas, and opened as the 5th State Park on October 16, 1965.
Jerome State Historic Park and the Douglas Mansion is a great introduction to the town's history and offers fantastic views of the city and the valley. This former home is now a museum devoted to the history of the Jerome area, mining and the Douglas family. An outside exhibit area surrounding the mansion includes mining equipment and interpretive panels. The adjacent "Carriage house" contains a buggy owned by the Douglas's and "Smokey Joe" a 1929 Ford Model A truck from Jerome.
For more information about Jerome State Historic Park call (928) 634-5381 or visit AZStateParks.com. The cost of the event is the park entrance fee of $7 per person for those aged 14 and up and $4 for children aged 6 to 13. Children aged six and younger are free. Jerome State Historic Park is located in the town of Jerome just off State Route 89A on Douglas Road.
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