APRIL 30, 2014

New Arizona Capitol Museum exhibit open

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A new exhibit, Arizona Takes Shape, opened Saturday, April 26, at the Arizona Capitol Museum. The exhibit explores how the Mexican American War and the Gadsden Purchase shaped the Civil War and the creation of Arizona:

•  History at Your Fingertips, an interactive touch screen will allow users to get familiar with those who laid the groundwork for statehood by searching through thousands of digitized pages of historic Arizona newspapers on the Arizona Digital Newspaper Project.

•  Rough Rider’s Flag. Carried by troops under the command of Theodore Roosevelt during the Spanish American War, this special artifact was the only national flag carried in the conflict. Now housed in new state-of-the-art display case, the flag is available to view year round.

•  Learn the Address: participate in this national social networking project to have Americans record themselves reciting the Gettysburg Address.

The Museum is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
For more information, visit www.azlibrary.gov/azcm. Call: 602-926-3620.

Free parking for Museum guests is available in Wesley Bolin Plaza at 17th Ave. and Washington St., Phoenix.