Sunday, May 29, 2011
Arizona Historical Society cheated customers
The AHS gained control of the top rated and self-supporting Arizona Mining and Mineral Museum in July 2010. Funding for paid staff members were derived from admission, gift shop sales, and lapidary shop fees. Lapidary shop fees included fees for related classes.
When the AHS closed the museum without notice on April 30, there were ongoing classes. They included lapidary, faceting, silver smithing and casting. Students in all of these classes were locked out without notice and were cheated out of their class fees.