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Arizona Capitol Museum Exhibits
The Big Exhibit Makeover
The Arizona Capitol Museum has a busy year ahead! Beginning in June, Nature's Mirror will end its six year run and the artifacts will return to the AZCM collection to rest. Arizona State Symbols moves from the first floor into a larger third floor space with more hands on activities and artifacts. This will provide an even more engaging experience for visitors and allow us to make some much needed space on the first floor for a brand new, multi room exhibit.
This new exhibit, "Defense to Development" opened on December 7, 2013, provides interpretation and context for the new World War Two memorial in Wesley Bolin plaza. The memorial includes a large gun from the USS Arizona and another from the USS Missouri, the ship where Japan surrendered. These symbols of the beginning and end of WWII for the United States serve as an ongoing salute to the fallen servicemen. Learn more at www.gunstosalutethefallen.com. The exhibit itself features Arizona's only publically available interactive Touch Table, which showcases all the memorials and monuments in and around the Capitol. In addition, there are artifacts, pictures, videos and much more showcasing Arizona's role in the WWII effort, and detailing our growth after the war.
The AZCM has four floors of exhibits that connect people to Arizona Government - Past and Present. Experience how the Arizona government was established as a territory. Witness the transition from territory to state. Learn how Arizonans continue to affect the evolution of the state.
See the Arizona Capitol Museum Collection on the Arizona Memory Project or borrow one of our traveling displays.
The Museum Store has books and other items that expand on our exhibit topics.
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