The HD SOUTH building, home of the Gilbert Historical Museum, has been a cornerstone of the Gilbert Community for decades. An important town landmark sitting at the south end of the Heritage District for more than 100 years, the HD SOUTH building is home to many prominent Gilbert events.

Our calendar is dominated by our signature annual fundraising gala – A Night at the Museum – Gilbert Comes Alive, but we also host several other annual events that capture the imagination of the town.

Thank you to everyone who made our 8th annual signature fundraising event, “A Night at the Museum – Gilbert Turns 100!” a huge success! This is our largest fundraising event of the year, and we truly appreciate the huge support we receive from the Gilbert community.

If you are interested in being involved in our 2021 Gala please contact Kayla at kayla@hdsouth.org.

There are many ways to be involved with this event from attending, sponsoring or donating something for the auction. All proceeds support HD SOUTH, Home of the Gilbert Museum.

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HD SOUTH is delighted to host the Gilbert Visual Art League’s community art shows in Gallery4 twice a year. Shows are open during normal hours, Tuesday through Saturday, 9am to 4pm, and access to Gallery4 is included with general admission price.

7th Annual GVAL Member Show: 

October 31st – December 3rd 2020


GVAL Juried Show:

February 22th – April 2nd 2020

Quilt Show

Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays through June 2020

The Art of Quilting Show displays many different styles of quilts made by members of our community.

Special Traveling Exhibit From the American Quilt Study Group

200 Years of Solid Color Quilts- 1800-2000

Members of the American Quilt Study Group were challenged to study a solid color quilt created any time during the last 200 years and create a quilt inspired by the original. The inspiration quilts are varied and resulting creations range from a near duplicate to a distant but certainly related relative. Twenty-three quilts that were completed will be on display at HD SOUTH as part of a special traveling exhibit from the AQSG. Stop by and see this amazing handiwork for yourself!

For more information please contact us or give us a call at (480) 926-1577.

Memorial Day Celebration

May 27, 2019

Every year the Gilbert Historical Society, along with American Legion Post 39, is proud to host Gilbert’s Memorial Day service on the museum’s front lawn, where monuments honor Gilbert residents who have served in our nation’s armed forces.

The service begins at 9 a.m. and includes a flag ceremony, the laying of wreaths and recognition of veterans in attendance, as well as musical entertainment and a variety of speakers. All Gilbert residents are encouraged to attend to honor those who have died in service. We encourage you to bring lawn chairs as seating is limited for this popular event.

Breakfast With Santa

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Santa Claus will be making his 4th annual visit to HD SOUTH and you do not want to miss out on the fun!  Come join us for a magical photo opportunity with Santa.  While in queue to view the jolly old Elf, you will see festive and joyous decorations, enjoy live entertainment, and listen to merry music.  Children will not be allowed to sit on Santa’s lap, but they will be able to see him in his whimsical chair from behind a delightful holiday-themed railing.  They will also be able to stand in front of the railing and have their picture taken with Santa in the background!  All children are encouraged to bring their letter to Santa, we will have special elves on site to collect those letters and pass them along to St. Nick himself.  With paid event admission, every child will receive a special goodie bag stuffed with toys and prizes.

Tickets go on sale November 1st

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We also hold a variety of smaller events and exhibit grand openings throughout the year, so like us on Facebook and stay up to date with the latest information! If you have any questions about HD SOUTH or our events, please feel free to contact us using our contact form or give us a call at 480.926.1577.