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Author to Sign New Book Celebrating the Centennial at the AHS Arizona History Museum

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The Arizona Historical Society will host a book signing for Arizona: A Celebration of the Grand Canyon State by Jim Turner on Saturday, January 28, 2012, Noon-2:00 p.m. at the AHS Arizona History Museum. Looking for a special gift to help commemorate the Arizona Centennial? Arizona: A Celebration of the Grand Canyon State is a wonderful gift for the history buffs in our lives, out-of-town guests and relatives interested in learning about our great state. Arizona: A Celebration of the Grand Canyon State is a colorful, comprehensive, and fascinating popular history of this beautiful state, from its prehistoric and geologic origins to its definitive Native American, Hispanic, and Wild West cultures. It paints a broad brush chronicle from the creation of the Grand Canyon to Arizona’s modern biotech industries. Turner captures Arizona's documented history with engaging text complemented by scenic and historic images that define the spirit of this last frontier of the continental United States. In addition to hundreds of historic pictures collected from over a dozen museums and libraries throughout Arizona, the book features stunning images by acclaimed Arizona Highways landscape photographers Jack Dykinga, Jerry Jacka, and Larry Prentice as well as twenty paintings by iconic western artist Maynard Dixon. Jim Turner has a Masters of Arts in United States history, was a historian for the Arizona Historical Society, and teaches Arizona history for Central Arizona College. He was a contributing author for the award-winning fourth grade text book, The Arizona Story, and has written for Arizona Highways, the Journal of Arizona History, the Arizona Daily Star, the Capitol Times amongst several other newspapers and magazines. Be sure to swing by the Arizona History Museum to pick up your copy of Arizona: A Celebration of the Grand Canyon State on Saturday, January 28, 2012, Noon-2:00 p.m. Free parking one block west of the museum in the Arizona Historical Society garage at the northeast corner of E. 2nd St. and N. Euclid Ave. Use the E. 2nd St. entrance. The Arizona Historical Society is the state’s oldest cultural organization, founded in 1864 with the charge of preserving Arizona’s history. The museum is open Monday-Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Occurs once: Jan 28, 2012 (12:00 PM to 2:00 PM)
Contact Name: Kasia Campbell
Contact Email: kcampbell@azhs.gov
Contact Phone: 520-628-5774
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Arizona History Museum
949 E 2ndt Street, Tucson, AZ 85719

Ticketing Phone: 520-628-5774
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