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Welcome to Del Webb Sun Cities Museum! Enjoy exploring our searchable collections of historic photographs, print advertising, personal histories, and memorabilia covering 50 years of development in Sun City and Sun City West, Arizona.

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In the heart of the ORIGINAL SUN CITY, many exhibits await you, including historical images, documents and artifacts from the original Sun City builder, Del Webb.

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You can visit one of the original model homes in Sun City!

Housing a collection of memorabilia, featuring photo and story exhibits. Guided tours are available!

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Research ~ Our collection is online!

Search our digitized collections for information about America's first, active adult communities, Sun City and Sun City West.

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What’s happening at YOUR Museum?

~~~We made it through the summer and are now OPEN for visitors~~~

~~~Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays from 1 to 4 PM~~~

Take a trip into the past Nov. 12 as 

“Arizona Gets its Kicks on Route 66” 

As a result of a grant from Arizona Humanities, Marshall Shore, Arizona’s “Hip Historian,” will be the presenter at the November meeting of the Del Webb Sun Cities Museum.  He will take us back in time to travel the “Mother Road” – Route 66 — once the primary route for those traveling west.   Marshall specializes in finding and sharing little known bits and curiosities from our past.  His stories about Route 66 promise to be both educational and entertaining.

Be sure to mark 1:00, Monday, November 12 on your calendar!   The meeting is open to all, and will be held in the large meeting room of the Oakmont Recreation Center next door to the museum at 10801 Oakmont Rd.  The museum will be open afterward.  A short business meeting to elect three new trustees will precede Marshall’s talk.

 

 

Mark your calendar for Thursday, March 7th then watch for more details about 

Jubilee Gala IV

We’ve moved the Gala to the spring so we can accommodate more of our donors and residents.
Jubilee Gala III deemed a successful event. ~ follow the link for photos.

 

 

Stop in and see the newly updated Del Webb room. Learn about the man who created the Sun Cities, owned the New York Yankees, his connection to Las Vegas and the infamous “Bugsy” Siegel, and so much more. Click here for a sneak peak. DEL WEBB ROOM

 

2018 Membership Campaign Your Del Webb Sun Cities Museum represents both Sun City and Sun City West and between the two communities we have approximately 46,000 households. We need our membership to increase greatly if we plan to continue our mission promoting public awareness and appreciation of the history of the nation’s first active adult communities and the legacy of our founder, Del E. Webb. We need your help.

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Membership is tax deductible and can be made online with a credit or debit card. Membership has been prorated for the balance of 2018

Business Membership has new opportunities this year. You can write off the tax deduction or classify the membership as advertising. You have the option.

 

 

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“Concrete, steel and lumber make the buildings, but people make the community. As has been the case so many times in the past, if people of good will sit down together with one objective – the building of a better community – the future has great promise.”

— Del Webb’s vision for Sun City in 1960

 

Step back in time as you enter one of the five original model homes opened in 1960. Priced at $8500, LIFE Magazine would describe it as “the least expensive home on a golf course in America.”

The living room, kitchen, and bathroom retain their 1960 ambiance. The two other rooms and later additions house exhibits on:

• The legendary Del Webb and the company he built

• The Marinette cotton plantation that preceded Sun City

• Life in Sun City – golf, baseball, performing arts

• Transition of Lizard Acres to Sun City West, and more

Top off your visit by watching “The Beginning” (see below) in the Sundome Jr. – Arizona’s smallest theater, seating six on seats taken from the Sundome before it was razed.

Best of all, admission is FREE!

 

FEATURED EXHIBIT:

Sundome Jr. – Arizona’s smallest theater!

Marinette Exhibit

Marinette -- the history of the area before Sun City.

Watch “The Beginning”

Watch "The Beginning", a film shown to prospects in the 1960s featuring the difference in a traditional retirement at home and an active retirement in Sun City.

Watch slide show

Highlights of some of the many historic photos on site in the museum archives!

Our Information

  • Email
  • Phone
    623-974-2568
  • Address
    Sun Cities Area Historical Society
    Del Webb Sun Cities Museum
    10801 Oakmont Drive
    Sun City, AZ 85351