Acting on tips that the “best” centennial project was being hidden from them, Horizon invited the Director of the Arizona Historical Society to explain the centennial museum project. She was interviewed on Monday, April 18th. In long and rambling answers to direct questions, she presented a fuzzy vision of the centennial museum (AKA Arizona Experience). Incredibly, she described it as not so much about Arizona’s history as about Arizona’s future. In a truly astounding statement for a historian, she defined history as “about learning and imagining the future”. She also redefined Arizona’s centennial celebration as an event extending through 2012. Most people think the celebration began on February 14, 2011 and will culminate on the centennial, a year later. This redefinition of the centennial celebration appears driven by the painfully obvious fact that Arizona’s “centennial museum” cannot possibly be open for Arizona’s centennial. It may not even open anytime in 2012. It may never open, because it is not yet funded.
To prepare one of their program segments, KAET 8 visited the mineral museum on Friday, April 15th. The three photos on this blog post were taken by a mineral museum supporter during that visit.