Thursday, May 5, 2011
Arizona Historical Society hiding mineral museum
On the third work day following the Saturday night massacre, the AHS continued (see May 2 & 3 posts) trying to hide the mineral museum. Painters obliterated the lettering on the back side of the museum. Curiously, they did not paint over the haul truck mural yet. Perhaps they are afraid of oriental vengeance if they deface a gift. The high quality mural was funded by a $20,000 grant from Komatsu.
The AHS also removed the mineral museum from their website, and made the situation difficult for people trying to recovery personal property placed in the museum on loan. At the museum, they were refused access and told they had to make an appointment with the Tucson AHS office.
The AHS also created difficulty for Rose Mofford. As reported by Mary Jo Pitzl, the AHS sent a letter giving her just ten days to decide what to do with her very large collection.
Mofford’s memorabilia needs home
Mary Jo Pitzl
The Arizona Republic, May 5, 2011, page B3