Free International Museum Day events at the AZCM

For Immediate Release
May 16, 2016

For More Information Contact:

Kim Crawford, Communications Manager
Phone: (602) 926-3810

PHOENIX – The Arizona Capitol Museum is celebrating International Museum Day with free events in the historic state capitol, Wednesday, May 18.

First, at 11 a.m. is the “Before, Around, and Under the Copper Dome” tour sponsored by the Arizona Capitol Museum Guild. Then, at 1 p.m. is a panel on “Behind the Scenes at Historic Buildings,” including Arizona State University Professor Emeritus Randall Schmidt, Arizona Preservation Foundation President Jim McPherson, Heritage Square Executive Director Michelle Reid and AZCM Collections Manager Alice Duckworth. Topics discussed will include the work each of these professionals, and the difficulty of having a museum that is in a historic building, and include the opportunity for questions and answers from the audience. The panel will be moderated by noted historian and author Jack L. August, Ph.D., administrator of institutional advancement for the AZCM.

After the discussion, panel members may lead the audience on a tour of their favorite AZCM exhibits.

The AZCM is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday through the end of May, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission and parking are free. For more information about AZCM exhibits, or to schedule a tour, go online to or call 602-926-3620.

The AZCM is a branch of the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records, a division of the Secretary of State.