On March 19 at 6 p.m. the Phoenix Museum of History will host a reception for community members to learn about the new Friends of the Phoenix Museum of History auxiliary organization. The Friends support the museum's mission to preserve and share the history of Phoenix and the many cultures that have shaped the region through fundraising events and volunteerism. The Friends welcome individuals who are looking to build new friendships, learn about Phoenix history and culture, and serve their community.
The reception will also feature author Al Bates who will be speaking about his new book Jack Swilling: Arizona's Most Lied About Pioneer. Refreshments will be provided courtesy of Personal Touch Catering but all guests must RSVP, as space is limited. The reception is free and all guests will also enjoy free admission to the museum galleries after the author's presentation. Anyone interested in joining the Friends will have an opportunity to meet other volunteers and the Museum's Director to ask questions. Joining the Friends is free with museum membership. Friends receive a 20% discount in the museum store, free admission to the museum, invitations to special events and exhibit receptions, and more. To learn more about the Friends of the Phoenix Museum of History or to RSVP for the reception call 602-253-2734 ext. 224. Refreshments will be served. For more information about the Phoenix Museum of History and its programs, click here. [Photo source: Phoenix Museum of History.]