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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.

United Church of Sun City


United Church of Sun City as it appeared in the early 1960's Another view of the church during it's 25th Anniversary in 1985. United Church of Sun City United Church of Sun City, 11250 [...]

Grand Shopping Center


Sun City’s first shopping center and home to the community’s first grocery store. Another view of the shopping center showing Safeway, which opened the day before the first Sun City home was sold. Grand [...]

Sun City’s Liberty Bell


Our Liberty Bell, located at the Bell Recreation Center. Residents gathered in the parking lot of Sun City Stadium on Jan. 15, 1976 to donate over 7,000 pounds of scrap metal. Sun City's Liberty [...]

Mountain View


Mountain View Rec reation Center under construction in early 1967. Not much has changed at Mountain View over the years, with the exception of the addition of tennis courts located south of the entrance [...]



A courtyard with graceful arches fronted the 7,000-seat auditorium, which opened in 1980. Today, a Fry's Food Store occupies the land where the Sundome once existed. The store design replicated the arches in front of [...]

Plaza del Sol Shopping Center


In a photo from 1966, a Safeway employee eagerly assists customers with their groceries while fellow Sun City shoppers happily go about their business. Today, a thrift store occupies the space where Safeway once [...]

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Another way to support the museum is with the purchase of a PAVER to represent your Family, Pet, Club, Organization, Business, etc.

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