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7 W. Main St. (P.O. Box 31)

Springerville, AZ 85938

928-333-2123

Renee Cushman Art Collection

Springerville, a town located in a scenic four seasons area of eastern Arizona, would seem an unlikely place to find an outstanding collection of European art.  But so it is.  Visitors will probably be surprised to discover that this museum contains an engraving attributed to Rembrandt, three pen and ink drawings by Tiepolo, and dozens of other pieces of art and furniture dating from the Renaissance to the early twentieth century.  This remarkable collection was a gift to the area from Mrs. Renee Scharf Cushman, who had lived in the area for only a few years during and after World War II.  Only upon her death in 1969, when she willed this valuable collection to the local Latter-day Saint congregation, did anyone begin to realize how much she had loved the land and respected the people.

 

In 2012, after over 40 years of honoring, arranging tours and caring for this collection, the Springerville and Eagar Third Wards passed the Renee Cushman Art Museum on to the Town of Springerville, to allow a greater exposure to the Collection.

Located within the

Springerville Heritage Center

418 E. Main Street, Springerville, AZ

 

 Self-Guided Tours

Open Monday - Saturday

(928)333-2123

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View of the Steinway Piano inside the museum

Portrait of Renee Cushman

LOCAL MUSEUMS

Butterfly Lodge was built in Greer in 1914.  Oyis Blackfoot) was inspired by the coutless butterflies in the nearbby meadows.  It was the mountain residence and hunting lodge of James Willard Schultz (1859 - 1947) and his son, Hart Merriam Schultz, known as Lone Wolf (1882 - 1970).  It housed two colorful careers:  the father's fashioned in words, the son's through painted images and sculptures of the West.  They were two free spirits who found inspiration in this little cabin in the high mountains of Greer.

 

Butterfly Lodge was opened to the public as Greer's first museum in 1995, a living memorial to the life and times of James Willard Schultz and Lone Wolf.

Open:

Memorial Day - Labor Day

Thursday - Sunday 10am - 5pm

Admission: $2 Adult   $1 Youth (12-17)

Children Free

 

(928)735-7514

PO Box 76, Greer, AZ  85925

 

www.wmonline.com/butterflylodge.htm

Located in Greer, Arizona

BUTTERFLY LODGE MUSEUM

CASA MALPAIS ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARK AND MUSEUM

Located at the Springerville Heritage Center, 418 E. Main in Springerville, the Casa Malpais Museum houses many artifacts that came from the archaeological site located north of town.  These artifacts date from around 1200AD.  Tours of the site originate from here Tuesdays - Saturdays weather permitting.  A well produced  video of the site provides the history and is shown 20 minutes prior tour times, and is available upon request  for all. 

 

                         418 E. Main Street

                   Springerville, AZ  85938

            Museum Open Monday - Saturday                          

                               8AM-4PM

      Tours start from the Museum - 418 E. Main St

              Tuesday - Saturdays  March - November

                         Tour times  9, 11:30, and 2

                           weather permitting

            Reservations suggested:  928-333-5375

 

                           www.casamalpais.org

 

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Little House Museum

 

Take a step back in time on our grounds. This is a truly unique museum with antiques and artifacts from the old west. Old buildings have been authentically restored to their original condition. Around every corner you'll see turn of the century vintage fashions.

Little House Museum. SHC