Monday, July 7, 2014
Did the 48 Women Group dump the Arizona Historical Society?
The April 6, 2014 post reported on how the AHS was planning to raise $10 million with the 48 Women Group and convert the mineral museum building into a “public center”. According to a Phoenix Magazine article, former Phoenix mayor John Driggs was the spokesperson for this ambitious AHS project. The May 14, 2014 post reported that the AHS was planning to host a $50 a plate luncheon for the 48 Women to begin planning the grand new project.
How many of the 48 Women came to the luncheon?
How much money was raised?
If the project is on track, then why was John Driggs at the April 16 Arizona State Parks board meeting seeking support for the “future of the former El Zaribah Shrine Auditorium building located in the capital mall area of Phoenix.” It is common knowledge that the Arizona Parks Service has no money.
Did the 48 Woman Group dump the AHS when they discovered the “public center” plan would cheat Arizona kids out of any chance to restore their museum (mineral museum)?
Note: The AHS now refers to the empty mineral museum building as the “former El Zaribah Shrine Auditorium.” Do they really think that will make people forget about the AHS slamming the mineral museum doors in the face of kids on 3rd grade field trips?