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Gift Shop Open During Museum Hours

Books, Jewelry, Gemstones & Gifts

Our much-anticipated Gift Shop is now located on the first floor at Bullion Plaza Cultural Center & Museum and is currently open during museum hours. Please see See a sampling of our in-store inventory of unique books, jewelry, gemstones and gifts at Online purchasing coming soon.

In preparation for this milestone, Tom and Cliff have been busy moving Tom’s office upstairs to make room for our new gift shop. Here are a couple of pictures (gallery on this page) of the finished room. Cliff spent the last week moving oak drawers full of mineral samples out of the entryway. The samples and cabinets were donated through a partnership with BHP Copper-Miami and are from the Old Dominion, United Verde and other mines both local and around the state. All are circa 1917. This newly acquired donation will have to be catalogued and cleaned before we know exactly what we have.

Gift Shop
Bullion Plaza Cultural Center & Museum
150 N Plaza Circle, Miami, AZ 85539
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Nouveau Papillon Concert

Special Concert Event

Experience original, powerful, beautiful, ambient, thought-provoking music that transcends known genres in a special concert evening by recording artists Nouveau Papillon at Bullion Plaza Museum and Cultural Center.  Their website offers a video and background information at Nouveau Papillon is composed of Scott Schaefer on Indigenous Flutes and Didgeridoo, and Mark Bensette Aux Bois on Guitar and Harp.


Tickets $10, information and availability at

Friday, October 21st
Bullion Plaza Cultural Center & Museum, Inspiration Room
150 N Plaza Circle, Miami, AZ 85539
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Marshall Shore: Hip Historian

Fascinating Arizona Stories

Participate in a free, community conversation at Bullion Plaza Cultural Center & Museum about stories of Arizona: Historic Places, Spaces, and People, led by Marshall Shore: Hip Historian.

Join this event on the Bullion Plaza Museum Facebook Events page.


Friday, August 19th
Bullion Plaza Cultural Center & Museum, Inspiration Room
150 N Plaza Circle, Miami, AZ 85539
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Stories about Jacob Waltz (The Lost Dutchman), the Curse of the Red Ghost, The Masque of The Yellow Moon and The Arizona Biltmore are just a few of the fascinating stories that provide us with glimpses of Arizona’s past. Have you heard of Winnie Ruth Judd, the trunk murderess, the Eisendrath House or artist George Quaintance? Sometimes Arizona stories include controversial history…

For more information contact Adrea Ricke, Globe Public Library, 928.425.6111 or

FRANK Talks are produced in partnership with Arizona Humanities and the Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records.

Sarah McQuaid Concert

Sarah McQuaid September-October 2016 US Tour

UK-based singer/songwriter/guitarist Sarah McQuaid ( sets out on a seven-week coast-to-coast tour of the USA, with a concert at Bullion Plaza Cultural Center & Museum, before she takes a year-long break from the road to record a new album.

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Tickets $15 before concert day, $20 at the door.

Wednesday, September 14th
7PM (Doors 6:30PM)
Bullion Plaza Cultural Center & Museum, Inspiration Room
150 N Plaza Circle, Miami, AZ 85539
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Featured earlier this year in the Legends Of Rock Exhibition by photographer Phil Nicholls ( alongside his iconic images of Amy Winehouse, Björk, The Prodigy and Courtney Love, to name a few, McQuaid has spent the past seven years touring virtually nonstop on both sides of the Atlantic, earning critical accolades along the way.

Of one of her concerts last autumn, Huffington Post Contributor Gregory Weinkauf wrote: “Finding treasure feels great, and such is the case with musician Sarah McQuaid. … I’ve attended hundreds of concerts of all kinds, and her subtle mastery onstage launches her straight into my fave shows ever. One voice, one guitar, and the wondrous reminder of the magic of music. Sarah has the gift.”

His review of Sarah’s musical artistry and album Walking Into White is poetic, heartfelt praise.

Sarah’s autumn 2016 outing will be her final US tour before she takes a twelve-month break from the road in 2017 to focus her energies on writing and recording a fifth solo album, as well as penning a sequel to The Irish DADGAD Guitar Book, the popular tutor she authored on the alternative guitar tuning she uses exclusively.

“I’d like to do a follow-up book that focuses on song accompaniment and that demonstrates the versatility of DADGAD,” Sarah explains. “A lot of people think of it as a specifically ‘Celtic’ tuning, but I write all my songs in DADGAD, and it’s great for all sorts of different genres, from blues to classical music to rock ’n’ roll.”

“I’m also very excited about the next album – I don’t want say too much just yet, cos I’m afraid I’ll jinx it if I do, but if all goes according to plan I’ll have a pretty major piece of news about that very soon!”

McKusick Tile Workshop

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Beautiful artisan tiles were the topic at a recent McKusick Tile Exhibit Event. Visitors enjoyed an informal talk held at the museum. The history, process and dedication of making McKusick tiles were covered. Refreshments were served.

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Slavic Dinner With Traditional Kolo Dancing

The 2015 Slavic Dinner was held on April 25th at the Bullion Plaza Cultural Center & Museum. The public is welcome at this annual event. Prepaid reservations required. Please see our Bullion Plaza Cultural Center & Museum Facebook Events page for more details and contact information.

Pictures from the 2015 Slavic Dinner include a display of Slavic Traditional Kolo Dancing. Left to right: Slavic guests doing traditional Kolo Dancing, Nick Vudrag and his Tamburitza Orchestra; Patsy Elmer of Big Time Jersey with Phillis Blake who won Sun’s Player Dragic’s jersey in the Silent Auction; Guests enjoying traditional chevapi dinner.

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