[Source: Kaia Landon, Mesa Historical Museum] -- The Mesa Historical Museum is excited to be collaborating with Mesa High School students on its 8th Annual Historic Home Tour. This year’s tour will be in the West Second Street Historic District, and will showcase 9 private homes in addition to a variety of historic buildings, such as the Sirrine House, Antique Wedding House, and the Irving School. Mesa High School students are helping by researching the buildings to be on the tour, drawing architectural diagrams including floor plans and elevations, and building scale models of the houses, which will be presented to the homeowners. The students are part of an architecture class under the direction of Mr. Bob Chambers, Industrial Technology Teacher at Mesa High School. The students will further contribute to the Historic Home Tour by serving as hosts and hostesses in the houses they research, helping the homeowners direct visitors and answer questions.
As part of the tour, the Mesa Historical Museum produces an information-packed book, which is given to all tour participants. The book includes information on the styles of homes included, and the individual histories of the homes. Tickets are available now at the Mesa Historical Museum (2345 N. Horne, north of McKellips, and West Second Street Historic District) and online, and make great holiday gifts. Tickets are only $25/person, and include visits to more than a dozen historic buildings, complimentary lunch at RigaTony’s, a visit to the Mesa Historical Museum, and dessert. All proceeds benefit the museum. The home tour is Saturday, January 26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, contact Lisa Anderson by email or phone at 480-835-7358.