Sunday, August 01, 2010

Arizona Mining & Mineral Museum transferred to Historical Society

The Arizona Mining and Mineral Museum (AMMM) was transferred from the Department of Mines and Mineral Resources (DMMR) to the Arizona Historical Society (AHS) effective midnight July 29, 2010, according to a post on the DMMR web site . This is in accordance with HB 2251, which was signed into law by Governor Brewer on May 6, 2010. The museum will be converted to the Arizona Centennial Museum in time for the state's celebration in 2012.

The notice from DMMR Director Madan Singh says "DMMR will remain in its present location through September 20, 2010 when it is planned to move to 1520 West Adams. Use the west door of this building, located on the north side of the parking lot behind 1520 West Washington (our present location). The DMMR offices and facilities will be closed between September 13 and September 24 because of the move; the website will also be off. Some facilities may not be available for a few days before and after the above dates."

The new location is just a couple hundred feet north of the present space.

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