Gila County Historical Museum
1330 N Broad St, Globe, AZ 85501 | +1 928-425-7385

Gila County Historical Museum was once used as a rescue station from 1914-the 1960s for the Old Dominion Mine.

The museum is home to many collections and Indian artifacts from 1125 A.D., an exhibit dedicated to ranching, the early-day cowboy, several articles of period furniture, and many photographic exhibits.

The Gile County Historical Museum is a nonprofit and part of Globe’s five-bed-tax organization and works closely with the City of Globe as part of Globe’s future economic development plan.

The museum annually hosts the Old Dominion Days in the city of Globe, Arizona, which celebrates the adventurous spirits of children, women, and men who left the comforts of their loved ones all over the world to seek their fortune in the Old West mines.

The celebration is hosted in mid-September and brings Globe’s community together to celebrate a time when pioneers moved to the West to make their fortunes. Survival depended on the strength of will and sheer grit.

The Old Dominion Days event starts with a reception and an opening photo exhibit ceremony (each day with a specific theme), followed by the museum opening its doors, where participants can look forward to book signings, historical talks, and a hamburger fry, with the very popular chuck wagon supper on the final evening. And after this, much more annually changing but definitely fun features.