[quote_box_right]IF YOU GO
What: Tales & Treasures
Who: Maricopa Historical Society
When: Oct. 26, 3-6 p.m.
Where: Leading Edge Academy, 18700 N. Porter Road
How much: Advance tickets $40/member $45/nonmember; at the door $55
Info: MHS50.com[/quote_box_right]Let’s talk history. The Maricopa Historical Society is introducing a new fundraiser this year to combine local history, silent auction and dinner.

The “Tales & Treasures” supper event is scheduled for Oct. 26 at Leading Edge Academy.

“We’re excited to present our first annual fundraising supper that demonstrates the goal of presenting our history in a fun and informative format,” said MHS President Paul Shirk.

A social hour will begin at 3 p.m. with appetizers and beverages, displays of historical items, bidding on silent auction items and the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for drawings of a handmade lap quilt and the unique table centerpieces.

Supper will be served at 4 p.m., after which each table will be treated to short stories from Maricopa Historical Society “Tale Blazers,” who will share their knowledge and experiences about Maricopa’s history and events.

Maricopa Historical Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving history and artifacts.

Did you know?
• Snake Town was the earliest known settlement in the area, seven miles east of Maricopa Wells and occupied by the Hohokam (Huhugam) until around 1200 AD.
• John Butterfield’s Overland Mail Company had its first stagecoach run through the area in 1858.
• The population of Maricopa in 1900 was 160.
• A bond was passed to build Maricopa High School in 1956.

To enjoy a night of history and lore, you can purchase tickets online at MHS50.com or by mail at Maricopa Historical Society, P.O. Box 902, Maricopa AZ 85139. Online reservations (no paper tickets) purchased before Oct. 12 are $45 per adult or $40 per Maricopa Historical Society member. Admission at the door is $55.

Brenda Campbell, 520-705-0890

This story appears in the October issue of InMaricopa.