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 Signature Fundraiser, but we also host several other annual events that capture the imagination of the town.

HD SOUTH 10th Annual Fundraising Event

On Saturday, February 19th we held our 10th Annual Night At The Museum fundraising event and it was amazing!  We are so grateful for all the support and for our entire community who believes, as we do, in the importance of preserving the past, supporting the arts, and embracing culture.  THANK YOU to everyone who joined us for what was truly a record-breaking event.


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.

GVAL Juried Show:


Quilt Show

Thank you to all who made our 17th annual quilt show a success!

Information on our 18th annual quilt show will be posted in January 2023.


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

Memorial Day Celebration

HD SOUTH, in conjunction with the Town of Gilbert, is sponsoring a morning of remembrance on Memorial Day. The event will take place Monday, May 30th at 8:30a.m. at Park University (92 W Vaughn Ave). The event will include a flag and wreath ceremony, the battlefield cross, the POW/MIA table, performance by the National Guard Band and remarks from local Gilbert dignitaries, including Mayor Brigette Peterson. The event is free and open to the public. Guests are encouraged to bring their own blanket or lawn chair for seating. The Gilbert Historical Museum will be open for free following the event from 10am until 2:00pm.

If you are a Gold Star Family/Fallen Servicemember please take The Veterans Advisory Board survey here 

Breakfast With Santa

Breakfast With Santa

In support of the Gilbert Historical Society, a group of community volunteers has come together to organize our fourth annual “Breakfast with Santa” fundraising event. This special morning will be held in-person on December 4, 2021 from 8:30 a.m. –11:00 a.m. The morning will feature a delicious hot breakfast as well as holiday themed crafts and activities which includes story time, ornament making, cookie decorating and face painting just to name a few. And of course, we’ll have a visit from Santa himself!


Date: December 4th 2021
Location: HD SOUTH

To register for this event please click here

If you would like to become involved in this event please contact us at info@hdsouth.org 

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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.