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Rebuilding Home Plate: AZ Heritage Center’s Newest Exhibit

Arizona Heritage Center’s Newest Exhibit Explores How Baseball Served and Saved the Japanese Americans Imprisoned in Arizona’s Incarceration Camps During World War II “Rebuilding Home Plate – Baseball in Arizona’s Japanese American Incarceration Camps” opens  January 26 at the Arizona Heritage Center in Tempe, Arizona   “Rebuilding Home Plate – Baseball in Arizona’s Japanese American […]

Drinking Local VIP Exhibit Reveal

Have you ever had a beer in a museum? Enjoy sips and tastes of the Southwest, live entertainment, and admission to the entire Arizona History Museum as part of an exciting exhibit reveal! Over 20 local wineries, breweries, distilleries and eateries await you. This is one “happy hour” you won’t want to miss.   Ticket […]

A Museum Full of Doctors Breaks Records in Tucson

December 19, 2022

“Our foodie night for Tucson’s medical community was perhaps the largest social gathering of healthcare providers in Tucson in years,” said Dennis Carey, Executive Director for the Pima County Medical Society (PCMS) and event partner. With 211 medical professionals signed up to attend Arizona Historical Society’s Medical Night at the Museum, Carey may very well […]

Help Fund Homerun Stories, Programs, and More!

December 06, 2022

Meet Kenichi Zenimura, an avid ball player known as “The Father of Japanese American Baseball.” He was one of more than 30,000 Japanese Americans who were imprisoned during World War II in Arizona’s Incarceration Camps. Despite being stripped of his constitutional rights and forced to live in the Arizona desert, Zenimura never lost his love […]

José María Redondo

José María Redondo is one of Arizona’s most famous and accomplished citizens. Born 1830 in Sonora, Mexico, Redondo left an upper-class lifestyle at the age of 19 to mine for gold in modern Southern Arizona and California. He was a natural entrepreneur and businessman and after a decade of overseeing successful mining operations, Redondo took […]

The National History Day 2022 Contest Results Are…

A National History Day season for the history books! Arizona students stayed committed to their NHD projects despite facing an ever-changing NHD landscape! The theme for 2022 was Debate and Diplomacy in History: Successes, Failures, and Consequences.  Congratulations to the 43 students from Arizona representing 28 entries that were promoted to the national contest. They […]

Juneteenth in Tucson

On June 19, 1865, Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas, bringing word that the war had ended and the enslaved people of the Gulf Coast island were free. Celebrations of June 19th – known early on as “Emancipation Day” or “Jubilee Day,” and later, “Juneteenth” – began in Texas soon after, spreading to other communities […]

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2022 NATIONAL HISTORY DAY ARIZONA STUDENTS

NHDAZ 2022 is one for the history books! Students gracefully navigated an ever-changing school and NHD landscape and have a lot to show for it! Topics on this year’s theme, Debate and Diplomacy in History: Successes, Failures, and Consequences ranged from equal rights struggles, local historical debates, conflict in the Middle East, and even ancient […]

Arizona Historical Society Announces Search for New Executive Director

The Arizona Historical Society (AHS) announces the departure of Executive Director W. James Burns after three years with the agency. Burns will assume the role of Executive Director of Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West in the fall of 2021. Burns’ departure from AHS will be coordinated to ensure a smooth transition to new […]

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