Desert Museum and the Copper Queen Library - Tucson Federal Credit Union

Desert Museum and the Copper Queen Library

Desert Museum and the Copper Queen Library are recipients of the 2024 National Medal for Museum and Library Service.

Looking for something nearby to enjoy for a family day trip? Check out our Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum or consider a day trip to Bisbee and check out the Copper Queen Library.  Both were honored on May 21st by the Institute of Museum and Library Services with the nation’s highest honor given to museums and libraries that demonstrate excellence in service to their communities!

Over the past 30 years the award has celebrated institutions that are making a difference for individuals, families, and communities.

Many of us have visited the Desert Museum, and I can attest to how spectacular this local attraction is for both locals and visitors.

Now after reading about the Copper Queen Library, I would like to take a day trip to Bisbee and stop in and visit their library.  Apparently in 1880, after members of the Copper Queen Mining Company arrived in town to find the swinging corpse of a fellow hanged the night before, they were so shocked they decided immediately that the town needed more civilized diversions! Their website says the first Copper Queen Library was established in 1882 with 400 volumes in the east end of the Copper Queen Mercantile Store.

To read more about the Copper Queen Library CLICK HERE.

To read more about the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum CLICK HERE.

The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s libraries and museums.  They advance, support, and empower America’s museums, libraries, and related organizations through grantmaking, research and policy development. Learn more about the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the National Medal for Museum and Library Service by CLICKING HERE.

Even when keeping travel to a minimum for family activities, expenses can still stretch the budget.  Make sure to account for the additional summer activities in your budget.  Be creative with picnic lunches and cutting in other areas to account for the day trip adventures.

Don’t have a budget set up?  I can help!  Plan ahead and be prepared for even the smallest expenses that come with summer family fun! CLICK HERE to schedule your Personal Financial Coaching session.

 

Lisa Atkinson
TFCU | Personal Financial Coach
latkinson@tucsonfcu.com

As a Personal Financial Coach, I do not provide legal or tax advice. Tucson Federal Credit Union does not guarantee that this service will achieve any particular objective or outcome. For any legal advice, please seek the advice of an attorney or tax professional.