As part of the early west, Flagstaff has quite a history. Part of the preservation of that history can be found in the Pioneer Museum. The building that houses the museum has it’s own history as it was built in 1908.
This is a special brand of history and is devoted to Flagstaff and northern Arizona. It houses artifacts numbering over 10,000 including household items, costumes, working gear, medical equipment, farm machinery, vehicles and much more. Part of the exhibit is a 1929 steam locomotive that sits on the museum grounds.
The Pioneer Museum also archives manuscripts, photographs and books from the early life of Flagstaff.
The facility does hold special events and festival throughout the year.
The museum is in northwest Flagstaff on Hwy 180. It is open Monday through Saturday and there is a small admission charge. The Pioneer Museum is part of the Arizona Historical Society.