The Mission of the Clarkdale Historical Society & Museum is to ‘Provide an engaging museum experience rich in stories and artifacts while professionally stewarding our historical collections and building a sustainable organization for the future.’ The Museum is located at 900 First North Street in Clarkdale, in the middle of the Clarkdale historic district, in the building that was the original medical clinic for the Town. Clarkdale was developed as a company town and is one of the first master planned communities in Arizona. The museum has recently added a new, permanent exhibit focusing on the founder of Clarkdale, copper magnate William Andrews Clark. Other exhibits include a history of the Yavapai Apache Nation, a collection of geology specimens from the area and an interpretation of the United Verde Copper Company smelter production. The museum also has an extensive collection of books for sale focusing on local and regional history.
The Museum houses archives from the original Town administration as well as other information pertinent to the founding and running of Clarkdale. These archives are available to researchers by appointment.
The Historical Society conducts free tours of the Clark Memorial Clubhouse and sponsors big band dances at the Clubhouse. Check out our website for a schedule of events: Clarkdale Historic Society and Museum.