Discussions regarding relocation of the museum commenced with Anne (Woosley) last year. Although the time line for relocation has recently been accelerated, our discussions have been cooperative and designed to benefit all parties concerned. Relocation of my collection from the Mining and Mineral Museum now (rather than later) is necessary to allow the state to complete renovations of the Mining and Mineral Museum in time for the centennial celebration. …….. I do not envy the difficult tasks that Anne and the Historical Society must complete to be ready for Feb. 14, 2012.
Monday, May 30, 2011
What is the Arizona Historical Society doing to Rose Mofford?
In her May 30 “My Turn” editorial in the Arizona Republic, Governor Mofford wrote:
However, in an April 18, 2011 interview on KAET Channel 8s Horizon program, Anne Woosley told Ted Simons that the centennial museum is scheduled to open in November of 2012. That is nine months later that the initial February 14, 2012 opening date (Arizona's centennial) initially promised by Governor Brewer.
Why has the removal of Governor Moffords collection been “accelerated”?
When is the centennial museum expected to open?
How can the schedule be “accelerated” when only a small fraction of the needed $15.75 million has been raised?
Mofford: Thanks to many, memorabilia to go to Globe, Miami
Opinions (My Turn) – Arizona Republic, May. 30, 2011