Secretary Reagan appoints Dr. Jack August to Arizona Capitol Museum

For Immediate Release
February 1, 2016

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Kim Crawford, Communications Manager
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PHOENIX – Secretary of State Michele Reagan has appointed historian Dr. Jack L. August, Jr. to lead philanthropy and institutional advancement for the Arizona Capitol Museum.

Dr. August was a Pulitzer Prize nominee in history and has published several books, including: “Adversity Is My Angel: The Life and Career of Raul H. Castro,” “Vision in the Desert: Carl Hayden and Hydropolitics in the American Southwest,” and “We Call it Preskit: A Guide to Prescott and the High Country of Central Arizona.”

“Jack is a respected expert in hydropolitics and southwest history,” said Secretary Reagan, whose office oversees the AZCM. “His extensive experience and expertise are a benefit to the museum and we are excited to have him join our team.”

“I am honored Secretary Reagan has entrusted me with a leadership role within the AZCM,” said Dr. August. “The AZCM is the only museum of its kind in Arizona. I want to expand on its uniqueness with new exhibits and extend its reach with community partnerships. I am eager to get started.”

Dr. August is a former executive director at the Arizona Historical Foundation at Arizona State University, Fulbright Scholar and National Endowment for the Humanities Research Fellow.

An expert on water resources in Arizona, Dr. August serves as an expert witness and consultant for cities, utilities and private companies in relations to water rights and water delivery systems throughout the state.

The AZCM is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, 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.