Join us for our December 17, 2017 Holiday Fundraiser Event!

 

The Society's 2017 Holiday Event will be held at the Lower Apache Maid Headquarters (Apache Maid Ranch) at 500 E. Cornville Road, on December 17, 2017 from 1 to 4 pm. See details for advance ticket purchase and program on our Home page.

 

Apache Maid Ranch dates back to the 1870s and is a curiosity to many Cornville residents as they pass the gate on Cornville Road, heading to or from I17. Join us on December 17 to hear a history of the ranch, have some refreshments and take a chance on our popular holiday gift basket raffle.

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Cornville’s Wandering Post Office is Back Home Again and after 4.5 Years, the Dedication Took Place on June 24, 2017

 

The Old Cornville Post Office & Store was a community landmark for eighty years, from the time it was built in 1909 until it was moved away in 1989. Now, after surviving four moves, the original post office and store was returned in the middle of the night on December 3, 2012, right back to the site where it was first constructed over 100 years ago. Restoration is ongoing and we appreciate the historic landmark agreement we made with Bob and Cindy Snyder, owners of Windmill Gardens; and the Cornville Historical Society. 

After more than 4 years, the outside renovations are just about complete. We hope to have the inside done by Spring 2018. The Society is continuing a campaign to raise funds to cover restoration costs. So far, over $14,000 has been raised, which has covered the move and renovation costs; but more is needed to restore and interpret the history of the structure. YOU CAN HELP. All funds received will be used solely for preservation and interpretation of the old post office as a historic landmark. For information, contact Janet Cassagio at 649-1426 or janetcassagio@me.com

The dedication for the exterior of the post office took place at 10:00 am on June 24, 2017, at 9550 E. Cornville Rd., Windmill Gardens, to dedicate this icon of Cornville history. Guest speakers included Tom Thurman, Yavapai County Supervisor and Judith A. Miller, Past-President and Board Member of the Cornville Historical Society. Honorary guest included Chick family descendants; Yavapai County Supervisor Randy Garrison; the Thumb Butte and Yavapai Questers; Bob and Cindy Snyder, owners of Windmill Gardens; past and present U.S. Post Office employees; those involved with the actual move and the numerous volunteers and supporters of this project. Public tours and light refreshments preceded and followed the ceremony. A special postmark commemorating the event was available. Thank you all attendees!

 

    

Cindi & Bob Snyder in front of their new Historic Landmark, December 2012
Old Post Office, June 24, 2017

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