Iron County Historical Society

Museum Office Area

Office Area, Whistle Junction Visitor's Center and Museum.  Displayed on the walls are photographs collected by the Ringo sisters and framed for the 1957 Iron County Centennial Celebration.  The offices of the Arcadia Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Iron County Historical Society are also in this room.  The room also contains a display on local scouting and Civil War era artist, James Hinchey.  One of the two filing cabinets contains the Hardy Negative Collection and the other miscellaneous materials.
Between the museum's front room and office is a small hallway.  To the left are two ADA accessible restrooms, one for gentlemen and the other for the ladies containing a diaper changer and mop closet.  To the right is a publication rack with books offered for sale by the former Genealogy Society now joined with the Historical Society. There is also a vertical revolving stand showcasing several other sales items such as postcards, magnets, etc.
In the doorway of the Office is a publication rack with books produced and offered for sale by the Historical Society.  The desk to your right is for the use of the Chamber of Commerce and Our Town Tomorrow.  The copier behind that desk is for Amtrak and on that desk is a printer to be used for the Chamber and OTT.   To your left is the desk to be used by the Historical Society.  Storage shelves are along the floor on either side of the large window.  The copier and printer behind that desk belongs to the Historical Society.  Copies of research material can also be made for visitors for a small fee. 
The matching collection of local pictures on the walls were gathered by Lucille and Fredonia Ringo for the centennial of Iron County in 1957.  The Iron County Security Bank underwrote the project and donated the pictures to the Society.   The wooden display case across from the desk holds a collection of artist’s tools and various items belonging to William J. Hinchey, a civil war era artist who, upon arriving here from Ireland, taught in the Methodist College and married into the Holloman family.  He was a well-known painter in much demand and traveled by train to St. Louis and back.  His Civil War diary has been published and is offered for sale.  There is also a collection belonging to Jim Connelly, a very important figure with our local boy scouts.  In addition, there is a hat belonging to Max White who was very much involved in boy scouts for many years. Cemetery CDs and other CDs are in the small wooden rack on top.  A filing cabinet of negatives from the collection of Hershel Hardy is located next to this case. Another cabinet holds miscellaneous records.