We recently asked for suggestions for online content to share with our followers and museum supporters. One of the main things people requested is a tour of the Polly Rosenbaum building showing where we are at now. As you can imagine, a lot has changed since the AZ Mining and Mineral Museum closed in 2011 (see a history of the legislation here). While the building is still mostly vacant, we have accomplished many things in the past few years, including several building improvements and the 'big' move of the mineral collection from storage back into our building last fall. Organization has been a priority throughout this whole process and the Monday Crew volunteers have assisted with much of the heavy lifting by moving file cabinets, sorting boxes, and hauling furniture. Over the winter months, volunteer Bill Y. dedicated countless hours to sorting gift shop material and reboxing delicate collection items. Since we don't yet have a full staff roster, we are lucky to have Bill and other Monday Crew members willing to help us keep things moving!
The building is a work in progress, and we have a long way to go, but we are moving forward and want to stay transparent through this whole process. Check out our photos below and let us know your vision for the museum.
We hope you enjoyed this insider tour of our building - we see nothing but potential for the future. What about you? Don't hesitate to contact us with your comments, questions, and visions for the museum - all ideas welcome!