Arizona Historical Society
The Morning Blend
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Thursday, Jul 5, 2012
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
AHS blows own bent horn
Recent history demonstrated that the AHS is better at destroying museums than creating them, but it still likes to boast about its self-perceived accomplishments. AHS staff members recently appeared on Tucson TV (Morning Blend) and bragged about their centennial projects. They failed to mention that their tent full of trinkets on Centennial Way was directly across the street from the gutted and stinking carcass of the former top rated Arizona Mining and Mineral Museum.
The Morning Blend further claimed:
AHS collections not only provide premier resources for recounting Arizona’s past, but are invaluable tools for promoting public understanding of contemporary issues such as water availability, immigration, free trade, mining, ranching and agribusiness, the defense industry, cultural diversity, and urban development and revitalization.
How did hijacking and destroying the Arizona Mining and Mineral Museum promote public understanding of mining?