Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Who is directing the Arizona Historical Society?
On May 7th, 2012, the guest speaker at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Society was Madison Barkley, newly hired curator for the AHS 5C Arizona Centennial Museum (AKA Arizona Experience Museum). Madison told the TGMS that there is no funding for building the centennial museum and no schedule for its completion.
On April 17, 2012, the AHS board of directors met at the Marley Center Museum in Tempe. Madison Barkley was present at the board meeting, but was not asked to participate. In fact, not one word was said by anyone about the centennial museum.
How is it possible that a major new AHS museum project is foundering and is not even on the board of directors meeting agenda?
Who is really directing the AHS?
Does the AHS board of directors serve any useful purpose?