In 2003 I decided to have a small old picture of Humboldt that I saw at Sharlot Hall enlarged and framed. I wanted to give it to my friend Bonnie Coulter who was the owner of the most popular meeting place in town, the Sweet Tease to hang on that establishment’s wall.It generated so much comment that we decided we needed to do more of the same. From that simple beginning and handful of people the Historical Society was formed. We were such a small group with no money, no idea of what forming a historical society entailed, and so much to do we were overwhelmed. Twice a month myself, Bonnie Coulter, Betty Joy, the Rains, Phil Scott, and a few others met at the Sweet Tease for a meeting to discuss what needed to be done and what our next step was. We managed to collect pictures of historic interest from people in the area.
By founding member Jackie Mathies
The Dewey – Humboldt Society was formed to collect and preserve items, artifacts, pictures and records that reflect the history of Dewey – Humboldt and associated Yavapai County and Arizona, and to make the collections available for the education of local students and citizens, researchers as well as visitors to the area.
The society has quite a bit of historic artifacts and documentation ready to be put on display upon the completion of a new Dewey – Humboldt Historical Museum. The museum will be located at 2581 Route 69, and Main Street intersection in Dewey – Humboldt.