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The recession is in full swing with its characteristic budget cuts and museum downsizing; with its discretionary spending spent; with its the directional arrow in all forecasts happily pointing in the wrong direction – UP for joblessness, UP for bankruptcy, and UP for unemployment... in essence the “state of our state” in jeopardy, so... who’s thinking about our 100th birthday party? We are!
Working on the assumption that the sum is greater than the parts, two Arizona counties are working on a regional scale to optimize their respective resources.
Join Cochise County team players to learn just how far we, the museum community in Cochise County, work together with City & County governments, Sheriff’s departments and military forts, history buffs and writers, college professionals and business owners in using our imagination, knowledge, and resources to replace that budget long lost down the proverbial rabbit hole! Cochise’s “History in the Park” is a traveling, out-door exhibition of life-sized figures (with an accompanying publication) whose collective stories created our history.
Join Yavapai County team players to learn how they engage their communities in developing “cachets”, or first-day covers designed by school children, to coincide with the release of the Arizona State Centennial stamp in 2012 and individualized postal cancellation stamp; learn how we collaborated on a book about Yavapai County communities and their history, trail maps, riparian areas, art, and events.
Co-Chairs: Carrie Gustavson, Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum, Director Denise Lundin, Cochise County, Clerk of the Superior Court
Panelists: Janis Ann Sterling, Chairman, Yavapai County State Centennial Committee
For more on the Museum Association of Arizona Conference (including other presentations), see http://www.azmuseums.org/annual-meeting/2010-annual-meeting-presentations