“The Arizona Experience Museum is truly going to encapsulate what is uniquely Arizona – its pioneering spirit and its cultural and natural landscapes – what it has been and what it can be,” says Anne Woosley, executive director of the Arizona Historical Society, charged with creating the project.
A further quote makes an outrageous assertion:
Bill Ponder, the historical society’s chief administrative officer, says the now defunct museum served a great purpose. “But I think it could be much, much better even if we are displaying less of the collection,” he says. “People in the museum business will tell you that. For too long it was the same; it was very static. It never changed.”