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You will find information about the West Valley side of the Phoenix Metro area. "Snappy" will also feature attractions and places throughout Arizona.

Arizona is more than the Grand Canyon state, it is a place to embrace and call home. From our famous palm trees to our beautiful pine trees, Arizona's landscape is brimming with nature's grandeur and diversity. Our majestic mountains invite you to climb, our valleys coax you to explore and our plains whisper stories of civilizations past. Saddle up to history-rich towns, breathtaking views and world-class fashion and food.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Arizona Capitol Museum

Connecting people to Arizona Government-Past and Present

First Floor1. Flagship of the Fleet: Life and Death of the USS Arizona
Follow the story of this United States Ship from her construction to the current underwater research of her remains.
2. Arizona's State Symbols
Beginning with the State Seal in 1911, fifteen state symbols have been officially adopted by the government to represent Arizona's environment, society and economy.
3. The Gratitude Train
Arizona's Gratitude Train boxcar was filled with gifts given as an expression of thanks from the people of France for American generosity after World War II.


Second Floor1. Government Offices
The Territorial economy was based on mining, ranching, and agriculture. As Arizona transitioned into statehood, these offices grew into full Government Departments
2. Governor’s Office
Learn about the role of the Governor and meet the first Governor of the State of Arizona.
3. Water vs. Rattlesnakes
The Territorial Government developed the Salt River Project in partnership with local businesses as way to manage water resources and produce renewable energy.
4. Harvey Girls
By 1900 Fred Harvey had revolutionized the hospitality industry in the west. When he brought his staff and hotel to the Grand Canyon. It became the western tourist destination.
5. Secretary of State
In Arizona the Secretary of State has many duties including: Chief Election Officer, Custodian of the Great Seal, and Acting Governor.
7. Earth From Space
This traveling exhibit from the US Geological Survey and the Smithsonian provides a satellite view of our home planet.
8. Artwork from the Capitol Museum Collection
A look at some of our unique works of art.


Third Floor1. Campaign for Statehood
In 1903 the U.S. government proposed Arizona and New Mexico form a single state. The Enabling act of 1910 allowed Arizona to apply for statehood separately.
2. Historic House Chamber
The chamber is restored to look as it did during the Arizona Constitutional Convention.
3. Bill Becomes a Law
This hands-on exhibit demonstrates the Arizona Legislative process.
4. We the People of Arizona
From its inception, the Arizona Constitution was intended to be shaped by the people. As we celebrate our Centennial, learn how Arizonans have kept our constitution unique and alive.
5. Nature’s Mirror
A sample of these priceless baskets, and photographs from the Capitol Museum’s collection represent the work of Edward Curtis.


Fourth Floor1. Figures from Arizona’s Past
Diverse peoples forged this multi-faceted landscape we call Arizona. Learn about contributions to the settlement and establishment of Arizona through six life-size historic figures that represent diverse people in Arizona's history.
2. House Gallery
Here the public observed the Constitutional Convention in 1910 and the House of Representatives from 1912-1960.
Discover how Arizona became a state in the building where it actually happened!


Free Admission Open: Monday - Friday Exhibits: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Store: 9:30 am - 4:00 pm Public Tours: 10:00 am & 2:00 pm Free parking at Wesley Bolin Plaza east of 17th Avenue


Presented By
Mary Parkin Associate Broker, West USA Realty
Phone: 602-882-8080 and Toll Free at 888-211-8803
Mary's email: mary@maryparkin.com

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