Bringing our Past to Life by Preserving Our Local History

With a focus on local history, The Buckeye Valley Museum contains an impressive collection of pre-Columbian pottery, historic photographs, and local artifacts from the earliest days of Buckeye. It is a great place to come learn and connect with the rich and vibrant history of the Buckeye Valley.

Established by I.H. Parkman in 1954, the museum was run by the Buckeye Valley Historical and Archeological Society along with countless volunteers. Over the years the museum has seen many changes as the Historical Society added two large gallery rooms onto the original building. Exhibit spaces were continuously remodeled and new exhibits were created to bring new life to our shared history. In 2007, the City of Buckeye took over operations of the Museum and in 2014 an extensive remodel of the museum was undertaken.

Join us in discovering the wonders of Buckeye Valley history!

Visit the Museum – Map It!


As part of the Arizona Memory Project the Buckeye Valley Museum was tasked with selecting and recording the stories of 15 Buckeye locals. From nuclear power plants to prisoners of war, these oral histories offer a unique and fascinating glimpse into the vast and colorful histories of our Buckeye Valley residents. Click on any link below to listen to audio interviews and access full-length transcripts.

Museum Programming

Buckeye Valley Historical Society

Buckeye Valley History begins with YOU!  Join the Buckeye Valley Historical Society today.
Our downloadable Membership Application can also be used to Gift or Renew a membership.
Your membership support allows us to:

  • Provide a means by which persons and organizations interested in supporting the Buckeye Valley Museum may voluntarily contribute their time and services.
  • Provide monetary support and other property solely for the betterment of the Buckeye Valley Museum.
  • Support educational and interpretive activities undertaken by the Buckeye Valley Museum.

Free Genealogy classes every first and third Friday of the month from 11:00am to 3:00pm.


Buckeye Valley Historical Society

The Buckeye Valley Historical Society is dedicated to bringing about a better understanding and appreciation of the archaeological, historical and cultural significance of Buckeye Valley and its communities by our residents and visitors.

The Buckeye Valley Historical Society Executive Members consist of:

  • Verlyne Meck – President
  • Barbara Macnider – Vice President
  • Annette Napolitano – Secretary/Treasurer
  • Linda Davis – Executive Member
  • Sharon Hinkle – Executive Member
  • Tom Richardson – Executive Member

Museum Links

Buckeye Valley Fun Facts

Collection and Collection Management Policy

Ancestry Library Edition (In Library and Museum Use Only)

HertiageQuest Online

Buckeye Valley News

Location and Hours of Operation

116 E. MC 85
Buckeye, AZ 85326
(southeast corner of Town Park)
Please mail correspondence to:
Buckeye Valley Museum
c/o Buckeye Public Library

21699 W. Yuma Rd. Suite 116
Buckeye, AZ 85326

Friday and Saturday
11am – 4pm
Free Admission


Contact Us

We would love to hear from you!  Our friendly staff is here to answer your questions and take your comments.  Our phone number is 623-349-6315.  We can also be reached via email at

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