Above and beyond: Arizona and the medal of honor
An exhibit telling Arizona’s amazing history with the Medal of Honor.
Above and Beyond features five actual Medals of Honor earned by a diverse mix of military service members, either in actions conducted in Arizona or by our state’s native sons at war abroad.
One of these, incredibly, was buried under a layer of dirt and discovered by chance by Dwain Oliver, a modern day "history saver" with his metal detector. The story of its recipient remains almost completely unknown.
Supporting the medals are graphically-rich displays, multimedia presentations and other historic artifacts which tell stories of service and heroism from the days of the Arizona Territory through Vietnam.
Admission is free for veterans.
Arizona Historical Society Museum at Papago Park
(1300 N. College Ave., Tempe - Map it).
Museum admission includes this exhibit and is free for Veterans and for members of the Arizona Historical Society.
Other adults pay $5, ages 60 and older and ages 12-18 pay $4, and children ages 11 and younger are admitted free.
The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.