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Organizational Mission and Purpose

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.

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 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.