The First Families of Arizona was founded on October 27, 1932,
to preserve the heritage of Arizona's founding families.
The organization's purpose is to preserve the historic relics,
places and history of Arizona. Additionally, it functions to
provide social pleasures, entertainment and educational
opportunities for its members. The First Families of
Arizona is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
The members of The First Families of Arizona remember the fortitude and stamina of the pioneer people who came to Arizona and whose character and ideas laid the foundation for the State. We seek to perpetuate the best of that heritage through our families and through the organization now and keep it alive for future generations.
An invitation to become a
member is extended to individuals and their direct
descendants, whose pioneer established residence in territorial
Arizona prior to Statehood Day, February 14, 1912. The
spouse of a member, upon payment of dues, may become an
Associate Member and enjoy all privileges, including the holding
of elective office.
Members of The First Families of Arizona meet on the last
Tuesday of each month, September through May, at First United
Methodist Church, 5510 N. Central Avenue in Phoenix, unless
otherwise indicated. See the events
calendar for upcoming activities.
© Copyright 2014, The First Families of Arizona. Last revised 9 August 2023.