Various prior posts have proven, with ample references, that the current Arizona Historical Society has corrupted its history and celebrated its 150th anniversary 20 years too soon. The following text provides independent verification of this conclusion.
Contrary to popular belief, the Arizona Historical Society as incorporated by the first territorial legislature did exist, although briefly.1 It was organized in Prescott and officers were elected in November 1864. Its existence ended two years later when it merged with a rival organization which itself had but a brief life.
1 Today’s Arizona Historical Society was founded in Tucson in 1884 (at the instigation of Charles D. Poston and Sam Hughes) as the Society of Arizona Pioneers. ... In 1897 the Society of Arizona Pioneer’s name was changed to the Arizona Pioneers Historical Society, and in 1971 it became known as the Arizona Historical Society.