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Why Legacy Projects
Legacy Projects involve community-wide collaboration and demonstrate the vitality, quality and diversity of Arizona. These projects will help to establish a lasting legacy well into the next century. The scope of projects will enhance teaching and learning about Arizona's history with new content from accurate, original research.
All groups are welcome to develop Legacy Projects. Legacy Projects might include:
- Restoration of historical properties to public access and use.
- Publication of books and/or articles that enhance knowledge of Arizona's history through new research.
- Creation of public art in commemoration of events or for the Centennial.
- Interpretation through exhibits, public programs, events, discussions in cultural, educational and information institution (such as public television, public radio) of new and/or creative revisions of historical content.
Through such projects, the Centennial will draw tourists to Arizona, and spur an interest to explore parts of the state yet visited by its residents.
The Web site will be used to document and promote locally-initiated and grassroots Legacy Projects. People of all ages and ethic backgrounds are joining together to participate in Legacy Projects that will commemorate Arizona's Centennial.
Legacy Projects are designed such by AHAC as follows: Local, Regional, City, and State
AHAC Role Changes, Mission to Promote Centennial Remains the Same
In 2008 Governor Janet Napolitano, under Executive Order 2008-24 (superseding EO 2008-15), created a Arizona Centennial Commission. Upon the creation of this commission, AHAC has worked closely with the Governor's Commission to help plan the Centennial. AHAC is taking on a supportive role with the establishment of Centennial Legacy Projects.