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Museum Closing for the Summer

posted May 17, 2016, 8:08 AM by Patrick M Walters   [ updated May 17, 2016, 8:08 AM ]
The Ajo Museum will be closing for the season after Memorial Day weekend. It was a good year for visits and volunteers are working to increase the collection of yearbooks.

Nearly 2400 visitors signed the guestbook this year, making it the best turnout of the past several years. While the Pacific coast and western Canada provide the most out of state tourists I am constantly surprised at the variety of Mexican, European and Asian guests who find their way to Ajo and its museum.

Many area residents are not aware that the museum has a library with a growing collection of Ajo High School annuals. It has a copy of the first one published in 1937 and many others. We are seeking the following years to complete its set: 1969, ’83, ’85, ’86, ’87, ’88, ’90, ’92, ’94, ’99 and 2002. The library has over 4000 obituaries and other articles that may interest family genealogists. Back issues of the Ajo Copper News prior to 2004 are also gratefully accepted as a resource, he said. Yearbooks and newspapers can be taken to the museum or sent to the Ajo Historical Society, P.O. Box 778, Ajo, AZ 85321.

There will be a board meeting on Tuesday, June 7, at 6 p.m. at the museum.

With a few weeks left, the Ajo Museum hopes to crack the 2400 mark. If you have not seen the improvements made by Rick Shumway and Mike MacFarlane, now is your chance.