Museum News

Dr. David Breeckner Named Arizona Historical Society’s New Executive Director

The Arizona Historical Society (AHS) is proud to announce Dr. David Breeckner (pronounced “BrEHck-ner”) as the incoming Executive Director. With a passion for history and learning, Dr. Breeckner will start his tenure in December 2021.


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Upcoming Events

“Pioneer Painter: The Life of Arizona Desert Impressionist Effie Anderson Smith (1869-1955)” on December 8

Join the Douglas Historical Society and Arizona Historical Society on Wednesday, December 8 for a lively presentation rich in photos and images featuring Arizona’s Pioneer Painter, Effie Anderson Smith! The largest public display of paintings by early Arizona desert impressionist Effie Anderson Smith (aka Mrs. A.Y. Smith) is in the Douglas-Williams House Museum, managed by the Douglas Historical Society.

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Journal of Arizona History

“Journal of Arizona History” Explores Arizona’s Monuments and Memorials

The newest issue of the “Journal of Arizona History” is now on Project MUSE! Learn more This special issue about Arizona monuments and memorials is guest-edited by Mark Tebeau. AHS Members receive free access to the Journal and all past issues. Not a member yet? Join today!

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