Wednesday, March 15, 2023
Just after lunch Tom decided to take a ride over to the Ajo Museum that is out by the New Cornelia Open Pit Mine. Tom said he found it to be a very interesting stop. There were three gentleman working in the museum when he was there and one of them did ask if he had any questions, which he did. He said the man he talked with was very informative and interesting to listen to; he could tell he really knew the history of the area. He also, listened to another gentleman talking with some woman also visiting the museum. Tom mentioned he had some interesting stories to tell. Stopping at these small museums is something Tom really enjoys. Unfortunately, a lot of the times when we stop together I have a hard time spending any length of time in these smaller home town museums because of allergies and even though I tell him to take his time and enjoy he usually does not. Going by himself today he could really take his time enjoying the displays at the same time I enjoyed just being back at the Stinger "B".
The Ajo Historical Society was founded in 1975 and the Ajo Historical Society Museum was opened in 1976. The Museum is located just a few minutes away from downtown Ajo at the St. Catherine's Indian Mission 1/4 mile to the west of the mine overlook on the Mine lookout road. The area was once called Indian Town but all the homes are gone. The Museum is maintained by a group of retired citizens of Ajo, AZ. (from the internet)
Below are the pictures Tom took of his visit.
|Behind the Museum|
|New Cornelia Open Pit Mine|
Friday, March 17, 2023
Today was a definitely another "do nothing" but enjoy life kind of day. I did not even take one picture.
We do hope all our family and friends enjoyed a Happy St. Patrick's Day!
If you have time to leave a comment we would enjoy hearing from you.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you and Tom. The museum looked interesting and I’m sure Tom had a good time. There is always some fascinating tales if we listen. I can only take in so much at a time and those small spots are crammed. Often repeat visits make the history actually sink in.ReplyDelete
I was glad he decided to go alone so he could take his time and enjoy it.Delete
The nice thing about small town museums is usually the people there have wonderful and interesting stories to tell about the area which makes it fun.
Looks like Tom had a good and good visit to the museum. We have a couple of small ones here that we have found very interesting.ReplyDelete
We have found in the past that smaller museums are more interesting because of the people who are there to answer questions. They always seem to have a fun story to tell that makes the history come alive.Delete
Yes, I agree. The Ajo museum is a gem and the old folks there have been in Ajo forever and know a lot of the history of the mine. I enjoyed my visit there.ReplyDelete
Tom mentioned you had talked about visiting this museum and how interesting it was. That is why he put it on his list of places to visit.Delete
According to my Facebook memories we were at Museum around this same time 2 years ago. There's so much to see and read I felt a little overwhelmed. And it wouldn't be a good place for someone with allergy problems. I'm sure Tom enjoyed it a lot.ReplyDelete
Tom said he really enjoyed it. I am sure not having me waiting outside made it more fun for him.Delete
It was nice for Tom to follow his heart and check out the museum. Sometimes it's better for them go without us. 😊ReplyDelete
I agree. I am glad he went. I told him we do not have to do everything together.Delete