Sedona Heritage Museum

Sedona Heritage Museum

The Sedona Heritage Museum is located within the Jordan Historical Park and its mission is to research, preserve and teach the history of the greater Sedona area. The main museum building was the farm home of Walter and Ruth Jordan. Its first room tells the stories of Sedona pioneers, how they lived and the things they used. The core of the Jordan House is the family's original one-room cabin, built in 1930 and now restored with original furnishings. Four rooms were added in 1937, and the remainder of the present house was added in 1947.

The Sedona Heritage Museum is focused on the period from 1876 to the present including the lifestyles and works of the people who pioneered this community, and on Sedona's first industry, raising apples and peaches. One might claim that Sedona began its history 350 million years ago because that is how long it has taken for Mother Nature to form the red rocks by earth thrusts, sea changes and erosion forces. Or maybe its history began 1000 years ago, when primitive hunter-gatherers evolved into the Native Americans we know as Sinagua, who farmed and traded with faraway tribes. See Montezuma Castle.

Drive across the bridge on Mormon Wash and park in our lot and then take one of the scenic pathways, through the fruit orchard and past vintage farm implements, to the museum. One exhibit room commemorates almost 100 feature movies made in Sedona -- many during the Golden Age of westerns. Another room shows the life of the real cowboys and how they worked. There's an old-time laundry room, a school room, and a room dedicated to the Schnebly family.

A well-stocked gift shop offers items hand-made by Sedona artists and crafts specialists. Included are silver jewelry in the museum's apple logo design, pens made from apple and peach wood grown on the museum grounds, as well as hand-painted and appliqu�d vests, pottery and paintings. The museum's 3300-square-foot Apple Packing Shed has Walter Jordan's original 46-foot apple grading machine and many other interesting exhibits.

Directions To The Museum. 0.6 mile north of Highway 89A from Uptown Sedona. The Museum is open from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM daily. Admission is $3.00 per person. Children under 12 and Members of Sedona Heritage Museum are free. Rates are subject to change without notice.

This page was last modified on 28 November 2011 at 22:03

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