There are multiple types of Centennial Projects
Description - "Legacy Projects" are designated by the Arizona Historical Advisory Commission, a department of the AZ State Library and Archives Division, based on the following criteria:
- Accurately portray a significant aspect of Arizona history
- Accessible to large numbers of visitors/users
- Demonstrate collaboration in planning
- Produce an enduring project that will live beyond 2012
- Include an educational component
- Include a plan for implementation
Examples - Below are a few ideas. Expand on these in any way that would highlight your organization and meet the above criteria.. Be creative!
- Create/restore historic markers
- Plant Centennial trees, gardens, etc. for public enjoyment
- Construct/rehabilitate Centennial trails or other outdoor sites
- Produce a book, pamphlet, CD, DVD, or whatever, on Centennial themes
- Write/perform/produce original musical or dramatic performances
- Clean up, paint, up, fix up an historical site, park, trail, or...
- Involve youth groups in lasting educational projects re AZ history
- Found a museum; develop a permanent display
Official Centennial Events
Description - "Offical Centennial Events" will be sanctioned by the Arizona Centennial Commission, a division of the Arizona Office of Tourism, based on the following criteria:
- Engage large numbers of people in age- and family-appropriate activities.
- Call attention to, commemorate, inform about, and instill a sense of pride in Arizona's history, heritage, and diverse culture.
- Demonstrate a clear tie-in with the Arizona Centennial
- Agree to promote other Centennial activities at the event and/or through approved promotional channels
Examples - Again, these are just a few ideas. Expand on them!
- Performances with historic portrayals, stories, re-enactments, etc.
- School/District-wide contests based on historic themes
- Rodeos, horse shows, fairs, western life demonstrations, hoe-downs, festivals, etc.
- Centennial parade with historical figures, machinery, floats, musical groups....
- Trail rides on historic paths
- Biker bonanzas with stops at historic Arizona sites
- Dedications of parks, playgrounds, sports arenas/fields, including appropriate activitie
- Conferences/conventions focusing on historic practices and growth to modernization
Description - Projects of any size that are conducted within the area will be supported locally by either the City Centennial Committee or the County Centennial Committee, depending on their location. Projects should focus on the following criteria:
- Spotlighting community organizations -- highlighting the group's founding, history, mission, goals, cultural base, contributions to the community, etc.
- Relating to the Centennial theme
- Engaging community members and/or visitors in activities that reflect the area's history, unique events, significant occurrences, diverse culture, interesting people, and so on.
- Assuring that activities are appropriate, informative, educational, entertaining, and/or engaging in some way.
Examples -Almost any activity the appropriately represents and/or promotes your organization and ties into a Centennial theme would be viable. Use your imagination.
- Historic costume events
- Gatherings with programs or guest speakers that focus on historic themes
- Educational projects for schools/classrooms
- Gala events for enjoyment and entertainment
- Displays of historic replicas/artifacts - quilts, glassware, machinery, ???
- Meetings or outings of all kinds
- Creation or dedication of historic sites - parks, gazebos, fountains, buildings, streets
- Burying a time capsule