The collections of Pueblo Grande Museum are held in trust for the people of the City of Phoenix. The Museum has taken many steps to care for and safeguard these objects:

  • A new storage vault with climate control was provided as part of the 1988 Capital Improvements Program bond issue.
  • The Museum Auxiliary has provided funds for a special storage cabinet for the Maricopa Pottery.
  • Federally funded grants have paid for item-by-item conservation surveys of the Museum collections, and general surveys of the facility and collections management procedures.

It's time to take the next step. We need an expert! An experienced conservator who can examine the collection, and make specific recommendations regarding care and treatment to fix problems and prevent further damage.

To help us with this project, consider "adopting" a pot. There are many levels of adoption for various pots in need. Your contribution will be acknowledged by a letter from the Museum, and if you wish, a photograph of the vessel you have adopted will be sent to you. Your name will also appear on the "Adopt a Pot Sponsor Roll" in the exhibit gallery, unless you wish to remain anonymous.

To find out more information about the Adopt a Pot program, our various adoption levels, and how to adopt your very own pot, visit the Pueblo Grande Museum Store website!