Currently, the AHS and their lobbyists are trying to prevent reopening of the mineral museum by converting the building into some other unneeded facility, such as an event or reception center.
Note: 40,000 children per year are being deprived of the unique mineral museum learning experience even though the AHS is continuing to receive the entire mineral museum budget.
The following, original text was posted in 2010 when the blog began.
This blog is following the destruction of the historic and top rated Arizona Mining and Mineral Museum. The legislature passed and the Governor signed Arizona House Bill 2251 which transfers the museum and facility to the Arizona Historical Society. The bill requires the historical society to convert the facility into the Arizona Centennial Museum which will feature cotton, citrus, cattle, copper, and climate. The original June 5th posting provides detail on how this bill became law.