PHOENIX – As part of its newest exhibit, “Under the Copper Dome: The Creation and Changes of Arizona’s Capitol,” the Arizona Capitol Museum (AzCM) will unveil a trio of plaques signed by Gov. Raúl Castro, the Legislature, and other officials that have not been on public display since 1976.
Saturday, April 18th at 11 a.m. the AzCM opens the new exhibit chronicling the different eras of the Capitol and its inhabitants. “Under the Copper Dome” tracks the evolution of Arizona’s state capitol building through photographs and a timeline of the Capitol Complex. Admission and parking at the AzCM are free.
“If the walls of the capitol building could talk, they would tell of a territory grown into a thriving state,” said Sec. of State Michele Reagan. “They also would share the story of the important transformations in Arizona government based on the needs of the state’s citizens.”
Arizona’s state government is ever changing and chronicled in the evolution of the Arizona State Capitol Complex. Dedicated in 1900, the capitol building has seen its share of lawmakers and been transformed into the Arizona Capitol Museum (AzCM) where thousands of school children from all over Arizona come to connect with their state government, past and present.
“There is no place more appropriate for people to learn Arizona civics,” said Jason Czerwinski, AzCM Assistant Director, “to learn that their government is still changing and that they can make that change happen. This exhibit will be a launch pad for their exploration of Arizona’s government.”
About the Arizona Capitol Museum
The Arizona Capitol Museum is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free parking for AzCM guests in Wesley Bolin Plaza at 17th Avenue between Adams and Jefferson Streets. For more information, call 602-926-3620. The AzCM is a branch of the Arizona State Library, Archives, and Public Records, a division of the Secretary of State.