”Barry Goldwater, K7UGA” at the Arizona History Museum

Born before Arizona became a state, Barry Goldwater’s passions went beyond public service. He rafted the Colorado River, flew over the great mesas of central Arizona, photographed the Navajo and Hopi peoples, and connected with people around the globe as a ham radio operator. View the careful reconstruction of his ham radio station, photographs, and personal memorabilia, and learn more about the personal life and achievements of Goldwater’s life outside of politics.

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Upcoming Events

”Ask The Author: Arizona’s Cold War” on February 25

Join the Arizona Historical Society on Thursday, February 25 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. for a presentation and discussion about how the Cold War transformed Arizona. Journal of Arizona History author Jason H. Gart will explore the crucial early post-World War II period when the rise of the defense industry dramatically changed Arizona’s economy. From electronics and aerospace to manufacturing and production facilities, learn how these well-known (and some secret CIA!) entities operated throughout communities in the state.

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AZ COVID-19 Victims and Survivors Memorial Day on March 1

On Monday, March 1 from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. Marked By Covid, in partnership with The Floral Heart Project are hosting a floral artwork installation and digital Heartbleed display at the AZ Heritage Center at Papago Park to honor and memorialize the lives lost to COVID in Arizona. Attendees will be welcome to share their stories. Joyce Bailey, a COVID survivor, will sing Amazing Grace as the floral arrangement is placed. Learn more and plan your visit at the link below.

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