Thursday, September 30, 2010
Join the League for the first tour of the season when we visit the Arizona Mining and Minerals Museum. The museum houses a collection of more than 3,000 gemstones, rocks, minerals and numerous exhibits which highlight the mining industry that helped build Arizona. It traces its origins back to the first Arizona Fair held in November of 1884. Under the direction of the Arizona Historical Society since July, it will soon be transformed into the Arizona Centennial Museum spotlighting Arizona’s five C’s. This is your opportunity to see the “before.” We will view a short video, see exhibits and hear a talk by a museum staff member. The gift shop features mineral specimens and jewelry. Located at 1502 W. Washington in downtown Phoenix, we plan on meeting at 10:30 a.m. Join us for lunch afterwards at Tom’s Tavern, a Phoenix favorite since 1929. Comment to this blog for reservations.