Free day for 6th Anniversary of Mini Time Machine Museum



The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures will celebrate its 6th anniversary by offering free admission on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 from 9am-4pm.

Visitors will be able to explore the museum on their own, use one of several printed themed gallery guides or access audio tours via their own smartphone or tablet. The museum’s hands-on Art Carts will be available for exploration between 10:30am and 2:30pm. The Museum is at 4455 E. Camp Lowell Drive (west of Swan Rd.)

General admission to the museum is regularly $9.

Located in Tucson, Arizona, The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures is a nonprofit organization with a mission to preserve and advance the art of miniatures. Since opening on September 1, 2009, the museum has seen over 245,000 visitors and hosted 20 temporary exhibits in addition to its permanent collection. The museum was recently awarded an Arizona Commission on the Arts Community Investment Grant of $15,000 for the fiscal year 2016. The museum plans to allocate funds to develop Spanish language resources and to bring new exhibits to the museum. For more information about the museum, please visit or call 520-881-0606. Photos available upon request.

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Carolyn Classen
Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, (since Jan. 2013).