The Del Webb Sun Cities Museum was among organizations that gained grants from the Arizona Historical Society.
The museum, 10801 W. Oakmont Drive, Sun City was awarded $2,000. The Arizona Historical Society presented $38,000 in grants to organizations throughout the state. This annual grant program supports preserving, interpreting and promoting Arizona history with certified historical institutions across the state.
“Congratulations to this year’s grant recipients. AHS is dedicated to connecting people through the power of Arizona’s history and supporting historical organizations across the state,” said Arizona Historical Society Executive Director Dr. James Burns. “The pandemic has continued to affect museums and historical societies, and these grants help support the ongoing preservation and sharing of Arizona’s rich history.”
The Certified Historical Institutions program is designed to support historical museums and organizations across the state of Arizona in their efforts to collect, preserve and share Arizona’s rich history. This program is open to brick-and-mortar facilities as well as historical organizations that fulfill certain requirements related to the preservation and sharing of Arizona history. All CHIs must earn certification guided by standards and best practices established by the American Association for State and Local History and the American Alliance of Museums.
Other organizations receiving grants this year were Arizona Railway Museum, $2,000; Bisbee Mining and Historical Museum, $1,400; Cave Creek Museum, $1,339; Clemenceau Heritage Museum/Verde Historical Society, $1,600; Colorado River Historical Society, $2,000; Desert Caballeros Western Museum, $1,200; Eastern Arizona Museum/Historical Society of Graham County, $1,000; Fort Tuthill Military Museum, $1,000; Gila County Historical Society, $2,000; Heritage Square Foundation, $2,000; Irish Cultural and Learning Foundation, $2,000; Lake Havasu City Historical Society and Museum of History, $800; Litchfield Park Historical Society Maricopa, $2,000; Oro Valley Historical Society, $1,000; Pleasant Valley Historical Society, $1,000; Postal History Foundation, $1,915; Presidio San Agustín del Tucson Museum, $2,000; River of Time Museum, $2,000; Sedona Historical Society/Sedona Heritage Museum, $1,710; Southern Arizona Transportation Museum, $1,974; Sunnyslope Historical Society, $1,998; Vail Preservation Society, $1,000; and Verde Valley Archaeology Center, $1,064.