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 […]
“On Air: Broadcasting the News in Arizona” opens February 25, 2022 at the Arizona Heritage Center in Tempe, Arizona “On Air: Broadcasting the News in Arizona” opens February 25 at the Arizona Heritage Center in Tempe/Phoenix. Highlighting media history in the Arizona market, “On Air” not only tells the story of Arizona’s growth, but […]
“Los Desconocidos: The Migrant Quilt Project” opens January 20, 2022 at the Arizona History Museum in Tucson, Arizona Founded in Tucson in the mid-2000s, The Migrant Quilt Project memorializes the stories of migrants who died seeking refuge in the United States. It is a collaborative effort between artists, quiltmakers, and activists to document the […]
“Ready to Launch: Arizona’s Place in Space” opens May 20, 2021 Start the countdown! “Ready to Launch: Arizona’s Place in Space” is coming to the Arizona History Museum in Tucson. This new exhibition investigates the impact that the people, landscape, and universities in Arizona have played in space exploration. “Ready to Launch: Arizona’s Place […]
“Unframed: A Photo Journey through Navajo and Hopi Nations, 1977-1978” Exhibition Opens April 29, 2021
The Arizona Heritage Center at Papago Park is excited to announce a new exhibition featuring the photography of contemporary artist Katharine L. McKenna. During her gap year from college in upstate New York, McKenna spent the summers of 1977 and 1978 volunteering at the Museum of Northern Arizona in Flagstaff. While there, she assisted the […]
When the Arizona History Museum closed, Preparator Vannesa Fajardo and Statewide Collections Manager Trish Norman worked to clean and switch out artifacts in the Treasures Gallery. We can’t wait to show you some of the new objects on display!
Have you ever wondered how panels in an exhibit stay to the wall? Well, that’s where panel clips come in handy. These small pieces of plastic help keep exhibit panels secured to the wall. Designed by our Preparator, Mike Goodwin, these panel clips were made by using a 3D printer.