The San Pedro Valley Arts and Historical Society Museum houses displays that show Benson’s early history, as a railroad town. Benson was once the main stop for the Southern Pacific Railroad. Since the town’s beginning there have been changes, which the museum documents. There are photos and artifacts representing life in the early days of mining, ranching and the railroad.
The San Pedro Valley Arts and Crafts League and the San Pedro Valley Historical Society joined together to make the San Pedro Valley Arts and Historical Society Museum. These two organizations have used their influence to develop an old deserted building in town into a museum. The building was once a grocery store, which became the basis of the one of the main displays in the museum.
Visitors will see a grocery store set back in time stocked with items in tins and barrels. There are antiques to represent the town from long ago.
The museum is open Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 to 4:00 pm and Saturday from 10:00 to 2:00 pm.
The San Pedro Valley Arts and Historical Society Museum is located at 180 South San Pedro at the intersection of 5th Street and San Pedro. If you would like to get more precise directions, call 502-586-3070.
The museum is a quaint building that holds several town events. If you have the opportunity, call and stop by when a quilt show or when Mexican Heritage Days are going on.