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Fort Tuthill Military Museum received a $2,000.00 grant from the Arizona Historical Society. This grant will go to support further expansion of exhibits depicting Native American, Hispanic, female and African American soldiers in the prestigious 158th Infantry Regiment/Arizona National Guard, as well as continuing the collections and archival projects involving the development, storage, and preservation of collections and cultural heritage.

We are very excited to receive this grant from the Arizona Historical Society. Local history and preservation is important to Arizonans and we look forward to inviting the community to see our new exhibits and new displays during the 2020 seasonal opening, May 16, 2020, weekends, through October 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

This year, the Arizona Historical Society (AHS) awarded $35,027 in grant funds to 22 museums and historical organizations. These grants support the preservation and exhibition of Arizona history. Projects range from public programming, improvement of exhibitions, collections storage improvements, preservation of artifacts or documents, or equipment to facilitate audience engagement.

Fort Tuthill Military Museum,'s mission is to preserve and present the 150+ year history of Arizona’s 158th Infantry Regiment/Arizona National Guard and Historic Fort Tuthill.

The museum occupies two of the original mess halls built in 1929 for training of the National Guard. Our chronological presentation is from 1865, Arizona’s First Volunteers, through present day 1st Battalion in Afghanistan. Located at 2446 Fort Tuthill Loop. 

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Arizona Historical Society

Mission: Connecting people through the power of Arizona’s history.

Founded in 1864, the Arizona Historical Society (AHS) is the state’s oldest and most prestigious historical organization, dedicated to collecting, preserving and sharing Arizona’s rich history. The stories of the people, places and events that have shaped Arizona – are told through museum exhibits, programs, events and outreach. The Arizona Historical Society is proud to serve as the steward of Arizona’s history. Our collections, housed in AHS museum facilities throughout the state, number in excess of three million objects. Our artifact and manuscript holdings offer opportunities for public programming, educational outreach, and exhibitions, as well as academic and community-based research. National History Day in Arizona is a signature program of AHS and a year-long academic program focused on historical research, interpretation and creative expression for middle school and high school students.

For additional information, visit www.arizonahistoricalsociety.org

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