HD South to celebrate 40th anniversary with free admission May 14

HD South exterior
HD South opened May 15, 1982, as the Gilbert Historical Center. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)

HD South opened May 15, 1982, as the Gilbert Historical Center. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)

HD South will celebrate its 40th anniversary with free admission May 14. The museum bills itself as a hub for art, culture and history in Gilbert with a museum that houses artifacts and photos from the town's history. It also hosts community groups, puts on events and classes, displays artwork and has a gift shop. It opened May 15, 1982, as the Gilbert Historical Center in the original Gilbert Elementary School building.


HD South, 10 S. Gilbert Road, Gilbert. 480-926-1577.
https://hdsouth.org
By Tom Blodgett

Editor, Gilbert

Raised in Arizona, Tom Blodgett has spent more than 30 years in journalism in Arizona and joined Community Impact Newspaper in July 2018 to launch the Gilbert edition. He is a graduate of Arizona State University, where he served as an instructional professional in the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication from 2005-19 and remains editorial adviser to The State Press, the university's independent student media outlet.