Dedication and Reception Planned For Arizona's 48 Most Intriguing Women Exhibit

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A special dedication and ribbon-cutting reception for an exhibit and gallery depicting Arizona's 48 Most Intriguing Women, an official Arizona Centennial Legacy Project, is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. September 21, 2012 at the Arizona Historical Society Museum at Papago Park in Tempe.

Guests can meet the honorees who will sign the commemorative book, “48 Women, Arizona's Most Intriguing Women," and refreshments will be served. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students and can be purchased online at, at the door or by calling 602-896-9000.

The exhibit, which opened August 15th and will run through October 15th, honors contemporary women in the state who have made a difference in their communities through photos and stories. Honorees were chosen earlier this year and recognized at a luncheon held in March.

Among the honorees are:

  • Sandra Day O'Connor, former Supreme Court Justice;
  • Lonnie Ali, Humanitarian and wife of Muhammed Ali;
  • Gerda Weissmann Klein, Holocaust Survivor and subject of Academy Award-Winning Documentary "One Survivor Remembers";
  • Rose Mofford, former Governor of Arizona;
  • Barbara Barrett, Interim President of Thunderbird School of Management;
  • Cindy McCain, Philanthropist and wife of Senator John McCain.

Other honorees include Jeanne Herberger, President Diane Enos, Diane Humetewa, Ioanna Morfessis, Jeri Williams, Christine Wilkinson, Constance Stratton Coble, Carmen Bermudez, Ann Day, Isola Jones, Mary Rose Wilcox, Diane Halle, Margaret Mullen, Diana Taurasi, Carole Machiz, Pat Mathiesen, Roxanne Song Ong, Susan Claassen, Anna Maria Coppola, Sisters of Mercy and other noted honorees.

The 48 Women, Arizona's Most Intriguing Women exhibit is open during the regular museum hours of 10AM-4PM Tuesday through Saturday and Noon-4PM Sunday. The museum is located at 1300 N. College Avenue, Tempe.

Sponsored by: Cox Communications, American Express, Chrysler Corporation, The Capital Grille, CVS CareMark, Hamra Jewelers, Arizona State University

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