Sunday, February 28, 2010

Mines and Mineral Museum announcement

From Historical League President Ruth Ann Hogan
"The Governor announced (Friday Feb 12) that the Arizona Historical Society will be managing a new Arizona Centennial Museum which will be created at the Mines and Mineral Resources Museum building. The Museum will focus on the five C's of Arizona: cattle, cotton, copper (mining), citrus and climate (tourism) and those groups will raise the money. A consulting firm specializing in museums has been retained and has done the initial drawings and planning pro bono. This museum will have an exciting and dynamic presentation of Arizona's history with frequently changing exhibits and many hands on exhibits to interest all ages.
I have not seen any newspaper accounts of this announcement but I do hear that the word is out there. The Capital Times reporter was there so perhaps someone can send us that announcement. I suggest that you look on the web at this site: 021210 CentennialMuseum.pdf
There are many decisions to be made and the Five C's Group have to collaborate before they can proceed and begin to raise money. The Governor predicts that this Museum will be completed in the year 2012.
The League is perhaps the strongest group in the AHS and I know that we will continue to support the Museum in Papago Park and will come through all of this with shining colors. We are a hard working and flexible group of enthusiastic history promoters and will forge ahead with whatever hurdles we are presented with. Another adventure for us!
Stay tuned for the next chapter!"