Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Great Discovery


I made a new discovery over the weekend.  I went to the Arizona Heritage Center and discovered a fabulous museum that I never knew existed.  And, it was huge with first class exhibits.  The museum is tucked away in a kind of out-of-the-way place so it's not a place you pass by all the time.  That must explain why it's not been on my radar before this.


The museum is all about the history of Arizona and the people who have built this state into what it is today.  The exhibits take up two floors.


There were exhibits about our participation in wars, about industries that have made the valley home and about all the people who have built the state from the Native Americans to today's leaders.


There was one new exhibit that was quite sobering.  These two rooms were covered with portraits of homeless people in the area who were photographed and interviewed by Jon Linton, founder of the "I Have a Name" project.  The stories that went with these photographs were truly amazing.

I'll show other things from the museum from time to time.  And, I'll certainly be back.  There was a film about how copper is mined and refined that I want to go back and see again.  Even after four hours, I still hadn't really seen it all.

7 comments:

Andy said...

I am impressed. Just the kind of place I would love to explore. The black & white photos really left a impact on me.

biebkriebels said...

Yes, I like those Museums very much too, good you discovered it.

William Kendall said...

I would enjoy this museum.

bill burke said...

Sounds like a wonderful museum that I would certainly enjoy.

RedPat said...

I hope that more people discover it as it looks wonderful in your pics, Sharon!

Stefan Jansson said...

Sounds like a great museum.

Steve Reed said...

Wow! It looks like a great place, and that photography exhibit sounds terrific (and sobering, as you said). I'd like to see it myself.