From its founding by the territorial Legislature on November 7, 1864, the understanding of history and the need to pass that history to future generations have been the guiding principles of AHS.
Sunday, November 29, 2015
Spoofing the senate?
In the fall of 2003, the director of the AHS testified before a Senate committee. Among other things, the senators were told that:
As show by prior posts, the AHS was not founded in 1864, and the AHS was still well aware of that. In 2005, two years after the hearing, the AHS letterhead still displayed the correct founding date of 1884.
Also, the AHS was not founded by the territorial legislature. It was founded by Charles Poston in Tucson.
Why did the director of the AHS misinform the Senate about the founding of the AHS?
How can a historical society misrepresenting its own history continue to receive public funding?
Senate hearing, Monday, Oct. 20, 2003 (Senate Government Committee)
www.azleg.state.az.us/iminute/senate/102003 Arizona historical society.doc.htm