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Featured Exhibit:
Camp Harry J. Jones and Douglas during World War I 

The Army presence in Douglas began in 1910 as Camp Douglas, a calvary post. In 1915, Pancho Villa attacked Agua Prieta, and Corporal Harry J. Jones died from a stray bullet. It was renamed after him in 1916. It then became a brigade headquarters with 12 to 15,000 men and twice as many horses and mules. It stayed a training post all through the war. 

Visitation Hours: 

Wednesdays and Saturdays

12pm to 4pm


Smelter Room

Photos and objects from the smelter's over 80 year history. Objects include a mineral display, photos, tools, and safety equipment. Learn about how the smelter brought jobs and created a dynamic economy through most of the 20th century. 

Marty-Dess Camera Room

Considered a world-class camera collection, the room displays over 200 cameras. From big cameras to small, the equipment tells the story of two female business owners, Marty Stolp and Edessa Lee, who helped capture the faces of Douglas for decades.  


Mexican Revolution Photos

This room holds furniture used by James Douglas as well as vintage photographs of Mexican Revolutionary battles fought in Agua Prieta in 1911 and 1915. The house was struck by bullets during the 1915 battle when Plutarco Elias Calles defended Agua Prieta against an attack by Pancho Villa.

Douglas Schools Museum

Materials and information about schools in Douglas through history is presented. Items were donated by the former Douglas Schools Museum. 


Effie Anderson Smith Art Exhibit

An early Arizona impressionist painter (1869-1955), Mrs. A.Y. Smith is considered the Dean of Arizona women artists. Her artwork showcases the beauty of our region.

"...It is the desert and the desert hills and mountains that this artist has glorified, not a land of sand and wasteland, but a country where color runs riot from its desert blossoms to its famous sunsets..." 


- Douglas Daily Dispatch - January 1942

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