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About suncitiesmuseum

MISSION STATEMENT The Sun Cities Area Historical Society is dedicated to the preservation and presentation of the records and artifacts for Sun City, Arizona, the world’s first Active Retirement Community and its sister city Sun City West. Through documentation and display in the first model home, public programs and published written materials, the Society seeks to interpret for future generation the unique context of urban design interaction with volunteerism to maintain these progressive cities.

The Webb Spinner


In December 1946, Del E. Webb introduced the first edition of Del Webb’s Trade Talk with the following: Greetings and Salutations are Extended by the Boss. There could be no better time than during [...]

Marinette Recreation Center


Marinette Recreation Center as it appeared in January 1985, and as it appears today. The overall facility has been expanded over the years with additional buildings and outdoor amenities added. The palm trees, however, [...]

Greenway Shopping Center


Lucky's Supermarket ~ one of the original tenants. A view with Walgreens on the left and Lucky's to the right. Greenway Shopping Center As the Del Webb Development Company expanded Sun City during the [...]

Hiway House


The original Hiway House Restaurant on the southeast corner of 107 th and Grand avenues as it appeared in the 1960s. The buildings that once were the Hiway House Restaurant and Hotel were torn [...]

Kuentz Recreation Center in SCW


Kuentz Recreation Center under construction in 1988 Dancing during the opening ceremonies in 1989 Kuentz Recreation Center in Sun City West The Kuentz Recreation Center, 14401 R.H. Johnson Blvd., was the third recreation center [...]

Fairway Recreation Center


Town Hall Recreation Center in 1960, looking east. Peoria Avenue is to the right. At the time this photo was taken, Peoria Avenue was the southern border of Sun City. Within a few years, [...]

West Valley Museum of Art


The building when it housed Sun Cities Museum of Art The building today, home to Sun Cities West Valley Corps of the Salvation Army. West Valley Museum of Art The West Valley Museum of [...]

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