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Christmas & New Years Closures

23 Dec

Just a quick reminder to everyone that the Arizona Historical Society Library & Archives will be closed in observance of the Christmas and New Years holidays from Tuesday, December 24, 2013 to Thursday, January 2, 2014.

We will reopen at our normal hours (Monday-Friday 9am-4pm) in the New Year on Thursday, January 2, 2014.

The Library & Archives staff wishes all of our patrons near and far a Happy Holiday Season and a great New Year!

Thanksgiving Week Archives Closures

25 Nov

This week the Library and Archives in Tucson will be closed on Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. The Arizona History Museum, however, will be open to the public on Friday November 29th.

Please plan your research days accordingly and enjoy the holiday the best way you know how…whether it’s with turkey and gravy or macaroni and cheese. 🙂

Veterans Day

11 Nov

The Arizona Historical Society is closed today Monday, November 11, 2013, for Veterans Day. Stay tuned later this week for a special post detailing our future closures for the rest of 2013. The photo you see below is from a photo file on the Women’s Auxiliary Army Corps which was formed as a branch of the U.S. Army in May 1942. Women have not always held prominent positions in the military and increasing rights for women who want to join the armed forces is an interesting part of American history. Take some time with your daughters AND sons this Veterans Day to talk about the evolving role of women in America’s military.

Subjects-WorldWar-WAAC2_73716. As always, if you would like to use any of the photos seen here on the blog please contact ahsref@azhs.gov for information on image reproduction.

Subjects-WorldWar-WAAC2_73716. As always, if you would like to use any of the photos seen here on the blog please contact ahsref@azhs.gov for information on image reproduction.

Upcoming Closure: Veterans Day

6 Nov

The Arizona Historical Society will be closed Monday, November 11, 2013 in observance of Veterans Day. We will post a reminder here on the blog on the actual day.

Stay tuned later next week for a breakdown of the rest of the holiday closures this year including days for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Memorial Day

27 May

Today is Memorial Day and all across the USA families and friends are getting together to wave small flags at parades, bbq a ton of meat, and remember the men and women who served our country in the United States Armed Forces and died doing their duty.

Memorial Day is different from Veterans Day, though many people get them mixed up. Memorial Day was specifically started to remember those who died in the Armed Forces, while Veterans Day celebrates those living and dead. However contemporary celebrations often involve expressing thanks to currently serving and surviving troops in addition to those who passed away in the line of duty.

While you’re eating your hamburgers, potato salad and grilled veggies today, take a minute to talk to your kids about why we celebrate holidays like Memorial Day. War always causes opinions and perspectives to swirl on many sides, and our armed forces tend to get caught up in the middle of things. Rather than focusing on the politics of war, talk to your kids about the history behind the USA Armed Forces. If you have ancestors who served in wars, bring out photos or documents kept by your family to help connect your family history with the history of our country. Memorial Day is a great opportunity to connect children with their own family history and how it relates to the broader scope of US history.

In observance of Memorial Day, the Library & Archives will be closed all day today, Monday May 27, 2013. Don’t worry…we’ll be open again tomorrow!

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