Museums

Renee Cushman Art Museum (image)

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 be surprised to discover 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 Saints 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

Butterfly Lodge Museum (image)

Butterfly Lodge

Butterfly Lodge was built in Greer in 1914. Oyis Blackfoot was inspired by the countless butterflies in the nearby meadows. It was the mountain residence and hunting lodge belonging to James Willard Schultz (1859 –1947) and his son, Hart Merriam Schultz, known as Lone Wolf (1882 –1970). The lodge 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 to 5pm
Admission: $2 Adult, $1 Youth (12 – 17), children are free

(928) 735-7514
PO Box 76, Greer, AZ 85925
www.wmonline.com/butterflylodge.htm

Casa Malpaís Museum (image)

Casa Malpaís Archaeological Park & Museum

Located at the Springerville Heritage Center, 418 E. Main, the Casa Malpaís Museum houses many artifacts from the archaeological site located north of town. These artifacts date from around 1200 CE. Tours of the site originate from here Tuesday through Saturday, weather permitting. A well-produced video of the site provides the history, 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, 8 AM – 4 PM
Tours start from the Museum (418 E. Main St)
March – November, Tuesday – Saturday
Tour times: 9, 11:30, and 2, weather permitting
Reservations suggested: (928) 333-5375
www.casamalpais.org

Little House Museum (image)

Little House Museum

Take a step back in time. 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.

Located on the X Diamond & MLY Ranch west of Springerville, the two-story Little House Museum features exhibits on ranching and pioneer life.

Three miles south of Route 260 on south Fork Road
Springerville, AZ 85938

(928) 333-2286