Chloride Historical Society, Inc.
The Chloride Historical Society is a 501(3)(c) charitable organization. It operates a Museum in "Cyanide Springs", an "Old West" town built by locals using lumber from the Golconda Mine, one of the richest mines in the area. Cyanide Springs is located next to the Community Park, on Elkhart Avenue. (Don't worry, there is no cyanide here - Chloride was never a gold mining area.) The Jim Fritz Museum is open on Saturdays from about 10 am to about 1 pm. It houses artifacts from Chloride's past, all the way back to the 1880's.
Four cabins in "Cyanide Springs" were miners' cabins and housed the miner's family! Nowadays, these cabins are used as quirky shops and workshops and provide much needed income to the Chloride Historical Society.
On the first and third Saturdays at “High Noon”, Cyanide Springs becomes the backdrop for wild west, fast-action gunfights.
Cyanide Springs is available as a venue for movies, weddings, promotional videos, etc. You will need to fill out some paperwork, and the Society will ask for a donation. Please contact the Society, well ahead of time, with your proposal at chloridehistoricalsocietyaz at gmail.com.
The Silver Belle Playhouse serves as the Society's meeting place. Come join us for our quarterly membership meeting, the second Thursday of January, April, July, and October at 6 pm.
You will see that all the buildings need repairs. As the Chloride Historical Society is not funded by any governmental organization, we need your tax-deductible donations to survive! Please consider leaving a donation in the box at the Museum or in the Playhouse, support the little shops in the miners' cabins, and "like" us at www.facebook.com/chloridehistoricalsociety, where you can also make a donation. And please consider setting us up for your Amazon Smile shopping account!
Membership in the Society is just $12/year, please download a membership application form here.
For activities hosted by the Chloride Historical Society, refer to the calendar.