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Memorial exhibit dedicated to Jan. 8 shooting now open

Posted at 3:48 PM, Apr 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-19 18:48:23-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — Arizonans are resilient. That's the idea behind a new exhibit at the Arizona Historical Society in Tucson.

An exhibit called "Stories of Resilience: Overcoming Adversity in Arizona History" opens today.

The exhibit features a room dedicated to Jan. 8th.

It looks at how Tucson as a community came together and features mementos left at memorials across the town in wake of the shooting.

"Humans have more in common then we often like to think. We're not as divided as we are often portrayed and so we wanted to tell that. That resilience is a universal trait in all humans and I think the exhibit really gets that across in different ways," said David Turpie of the Arizona Historical Society.

Another exhibit takes a look at 11 resilient Arizonans from the 1800's to the present and how they overcame hardship.

It's open to the public today and will be there through the end of the year.

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