Above photo: Roger Lidman at the Arizona Humanities 2007 Lorraine W. Frank Lecture and Humanities Awards

Our friend, Roger Lidman, director of Pueblo Grande Museum, lost his battle with cancer Sunday, May 31st.  Roger led Pueblo Grande for many years, and the wonderful institution that we now have is to a great extent the result of Roger’s vision and leadership.  Roger was also a prime mover in the preservation, interpretation and opening of Tovrea Castle.

Among his other professional accomplishments, Roger served as President of the Museum Association of Arizona and Chair of Arizona Humanities.  For many years, he represented Arizona at the National Alliance of State Museum Associations.

Roger was notable for his personal characteristics: his loyalty to his wide circle of friends, his dedication to his job and staff, his commitment to the museum community and humanities in Arizona, his generosity of spirit, his sense of humor, his comradeship, and his kindness to others.

Arizona has lost a great man with the passing of Roger Lidman. Roger’s celebration of life will be Friday, June 19th at 12:00Pueblo Grande sign p.m. at Pueblo Grande Museum (4619 E Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85034).

In sadness,

Thomas H. Wilson, Director, Arizona Museum of Natural History
Past Chair of the Arizona Humanities Board of Directors

To honor Roger’s commitment to the humanities, Arizona Humanities has commissioned a museum quality bench with his name on it at his beloved Pueblo Grande Museum. If you would like to help honor his legacy with a gift toward the cost of the bench please click here to learn more.


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