Rim Country Museum Hosts Roosevelt Dam Exhibit

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A new mini-exhibit is on display at the Rim Country Museum to honor the Roosevelt Dam Centennial.

There are photographs that show the original construction of the dam and its expansion and renovation in later years. The outer cap of a time capsule buried when the dam was first completed and unearthed on the 50th anniversary is one of many artifacts that can be viewed. A digital-frame slideshow provides more than a 100 photos providing insight into the challenges in hauling supplies and materials to the site, the town that became home for the workers, the various stages of the construction of the dam and the dedication ceremony upon completion.

The late Marguerite Noble’s recorded voice provides the audio portion of the show as she shares stories about the Roosevelt Dam project. The exhibit is housed in the museum gift shop and is open to the public free of charge.

Rim Country Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday.

Since January, the Salt River Project, which operates the dam, has sponsored various educational activities that highlight the importance of water use and conservation in Arizona and the significance of the Roosevelt Dam. As part of this awareness campaign, SRP awarded grants to several nonprofit organizations. The Rim Country Museum applied for and received a $2,000 grant that will be used to enhance both current and future exhibits.

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