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Press Release
For Immediate Release
Jan. 03, 2012

Contact: Matthew Roberts, Director of Communications
Phone: (602) 542-4283
Mobile: (602) 540-3521

Twitter: @therealAZsos


Presented by the Arizona Capitol Museum Guild

PHOENIX  – To celebrate the 2012 Unveiling of the Rough Riders Flag the Arizona Capitol Museum Guild Historian, Matthew Krahn, and the Arizona Rough Riders’ Association will present a symposium on the history of the First Volunteer Cavalry, also known as the Rough Riders, and their flag during the 1898 Spanish American War in Cuba at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012 at the Arizona Capitol Museum.  Their flag, colorful mascots, personalities, and valor earned them a special place in President Theodore Roosevelt’s heart.  The Arizona Capitol Museum displays their flag for six months every year.  Join the Arizona Capitol Museum Guild as they explore the history of this amazing Arizona regiment and their flag.

1 p.m. - Symposium in the historic 1938 Supreme Court  (Director's Office Room 200)

1:40 p.m. - Flag Unveiling, Second floor, Arizona Capitol Museum

2 p.m. - Refreshments and mixer with Speaker

Matt Krahn is an Arizona native and graduate of Arizona State University’s Baccalaureate program in Secondary Education with an emphasis in American History.

Currently attending American Military University, he is pursuing a Masters of Arts in Military History. Krahn is also a member of the Arizona Rough Riders Association, the Theodore Roosevelt Association, the American Historical Association, and the Society for Military History.

If you can’t join us in person, you can learn more about museum exhibits at or call 602-926-3620.

Arizona Capitol Museum

1700 W. Washington Street, Phoenix, Arizona  85007

Open:  Monday – Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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

Through more than twenty exhibits the 55,000 square foot Arizona Capitol Museum connects people with Arizona government – past and present. The Arizona State Library, a division of the Secretary of State, is the oldest cultural institution in Arizona, dating to the organization of the Territory in 1863.

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