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Diversity efforts garner praise as Az Historical Society achieves first national accreditation

The Arizona Historical Society now has the stamp of approval of the American Alliance of Museums, which recognized the group’s ability to change and remain relevant as it granted AHS's first-ever national accreditation.... Read more»

Bombed car of assassinated Az reporter Don Bolles needs new home

The fate of the car in which Arizona reporter Don Bolles was murdered in 1976 is uncertain with the closing of D.C.'s Newseum at the end of 2019.... Read more»

Jan. 8 memorial design finalists to be displayed Tuesday

The four finalists competing to design a permanent memorial dedicated to the Jan. 8, 2011, shootings will show their work and take feedback on Tuesday night. The January 8th Memorial Foundation reviewed about 60 submissions from architects around the world to narrow the list to four, including one firm from Tucson.... Read more»

Lawmaker seeks to reopen Az Mining and Mineral Museum

For three years, most of the rocks, gems and artifacts once displayed by the Arizona Mining and Mineral Museum have remained unseen. Meanwhile, efforts to create a centennial-themed museum in its former space near the State Capitol have stalled for lack of funding.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster:2012 Southwest Books of the Year

t's the Monday Political Face-Off with commentators Bruce Ash and Paul Eckerstrom. Also, Bruce Dinges of the Arizona Historical Society and writer Bill Broyles of the University of Arizona's Southwest Center discuss the 2012 Southwest Books of the Year.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Top-heavy Arizona Historical Society wastes tax dollars

The Arizona Historical Society is a minor state agency with a nonessential mission. Nevertheless, its director is among the state employed fat cats.... Read more»