Photo courtesy Chandler Museum Collection
The Chandler Museum has unveiled its latest exhibition, “Chandler A to Z,” offering an insightful alphabetical tour through the unique history and culture of Chandler. This exhibition, which opened in December and runs through October 13, spans 2,000 square feet and invites visitors to explore the multifaceted identity of Chandler.
Each letter of the alphabet represents a different aspect of Chandler’s heritage, from its agricultural beginnings to the city’s modern innovations. The exhibition also highlights Chandler’s unique symbols and notable figures, such as the ostrich, the city’s unofficial mascot, and famed athletes like boxer Zora Folley.
Visitors to the exhibition will encounter a variety of intriguing objects, each telling a different story about the city. These include diamond-cutting tools from the Harry Winston factory and a dress worn during Chandler’s Jubilee 50th anniversary celebration. A highlight is a Williams Air Force Base flight suit, showcasing the base’s special connection to Chandler.
“For this exhibition, we wanted to focus on the many wonderful objects in our collection,” says Museum Curator Jillian Nakornthap. “Our hope is that people will walk away learning something new about Chandler or viewing an object from our collection that they’ve never seen before.”
The “Chandler A to Z” exhibition is a testament to the Chandler Museum’s commitment to being a vibrant learning environment and a key resource for exploring the city’s history and culture. Located at 300 S. Chandler Village Dr., the museum operates Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., remaining closed on Mondays. Admission to the museum is free.
For more information, visit chandleraz.gov/news-center/chandler-museum-unveils-newest-exhibition-chandler-z.