Henry F. Hauser Museum

With the number of active COVID-19 cases declining in Sierra Vista, the museum will reopen with limited hours. The museum will be open Monday -Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Thursday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The number of visitors who can enter at one time will be limited.

Baseball Exhibit JerseyCome and visit the Henry F. Hauser Museum at 2950 East Tacoma Street! The museum, founded in 2000, is named for Henry “Hank” Hauser, former college football star, avid golfer, career soldier, city council member and city magistrate, school board member and former mayor of Sierra Vista.

With generous support from the Sierra Vista Historical Society, the museum collects and preserves library and archival materials, photographs, memorabilia, and artifacts associated with local history, business establishments, water, and ranching. Noted collections include the Henry F. Hauser Collection, the James Rice Photograph Collection, the Oral History Collection, and Speaker Presentations. Documents and transcripts of oral history tapes, and Speaker Presentation DVDs are available to researchers and those interested in learning about this unique area.

Open Monday through Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Thursday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Closed on Sundays and holidays. Curiosity got the better of you? While you can’t beat an visit to the museum, you can browse our collection online anytime!

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Current Exhibit: Discover Exoplanets

The national traveling exhibition Discover Exoplanets: The Search for Alien Worlds opens at the Henry F. Hauser Museum and Sierra Vista Public Library on Tuesday, Nov. 3.

The exhibit explores the fascinating world of space and astronomy. Using hands-on multimedia activities and static displays, the exhibit delves into the search for habitable worlds beyond our solar system, how NASA scientists are searching for these worlds, and how they may be like our own.

The Discover Exoplanets exhibit will have components on display at the Henry F. Hauser Museum and the Sierra Vista Public Library.

The museum is open on Monday through Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Thursday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The library’s exhibit hours will be:

  • Tuesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 3 to 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday from 3 to 5 p.m.
  • Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Discover Exoplanets was developed by the Space Science Institute’s National Center for Interactive Learning in partnership with NASA’s Universe of Learning. This project was made possible through support from NASA, under cooperative agreement number NNXI6AC65A.

Amazing Arizona

Amazing Arizona CS Fly 2014Amazing Arizona, hosted by the Henry F. Hauser Museum and the Sierra Vista Public Library, is a series of educational presentations seeking to educate and entertain the community about unique aspects of our state. Discover “Amazing Arizona” at either the Museum or the Sierra Vista Public Library. Click here to find upcoming presentations.

Amazing Arizona is made possible through a grant from the Arizona Humanities Council with funding provided by the Friends of the Sierra Vista Library and the Henry F. Hauser Museum.

Quilt Documentation Project

Colorful Quilt BlocksGet your precious quilts documented at no charge as part of the Arizona Hall of Fame Quilt Documentation Project. The Sierra Vista Hummingbird Stitchers Quilt Guild has trained experts who can document your quilt. The only criterion is that the quilt must currently reside in the State of Arizona. Both vintage and new quilts are welcome. Learn more.

The “Genie” Club

Family Genealogy - Front page of old Bible 1800sThe Sierra Vista Genealogy Club, formed in 2006, is hosted by members of the Tombstone Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The club came about through a project of the Sierra Vista Historial Society in 2009. The “Genie” Club generally meets on the first Wednesday of each month.

Children’s Interactive Area

Have you ever used a typewriter or an old-fashioned adding machine? Do you know how a rotary telephone works?

Stop by the museum and play with some vintage technology. It’s a great way to share some recent history with the kids!

Junior History Detective
2015 Jr History Detective Packrat MascotHenry, the Inquisitive Pack Rat, invites kids in grades 1-6 to join him in becoming a Junior History Detective! Put on a detective cap and grab your magnifying glass to investigate the story of Sierra Vista’s extraordinary past, and take part in the Scavenger Hunt for Kids and win prizes! Local schools, home school students, and out-of-town visitors are welcome.  Call (520) 439-2306 for more information.

Gift Shop

Museum Gift Shop1Find a nice selection of extraordinary gifts, from books to jewelry to wall décor, plus unique handmade items. There’s something for everyone—even that hard-to-shop-for someone!

Open Monday through Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Thursday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Closed on Sundays and holidays.