Magma Copper Smelter multimedia exhibition at Boyce Thompson Arboretum

Historical display pays tribute to the smelter’s cultural significance in the Superior community

In collaboration with Resolution Copper, Boyce Thompson Arboretum is hosting a temporary multimedia exhibition to coincide with the removal of the last buildings and structures of the historic Magma Copper Company smelter at Superior. The 6-month exhibition honors the Magma Copper smelter’s cultural significance as a landmark in the community, its place in Superior’s mining history and the generations of local families connected to it.

The exhibition, titled Images to Remember: The Magma Copper Company Smelter at Superior, consists of large reproductions of historic and recent photographs, a video display, maps and construction drawings of the historic smelter complex. The exhibition is installed in the Benson House at the Arboretum and will be open to the public free of charge from November 20, 2018, through May 20, 2019 during scheduled business hours (Fall-Winter hours: Monday-Sunday, 8am to 5pm, October thru April).

Images to Remember: The Magma Copper Company Smelter at Superior was made possible by a cooperative agreement between Resolution Copper and Boyce Thompson Arboretum. The exhibit was curated and installed by WestLand Resources, Inc. of Tucson.

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