OPINION: The UA Alfie Norville Gem & Mineral Museum is well worth a visit
With the cooler weather, the streets of Tucson are bustling with more people than usual. As people visit the open-air art markets and many culinary delights of Downtown Tucson, they may find themselves unsure of where to go next. To that end, I recommend anyone with the time and access to downtown visit the University of Arizona Alfie Norville Gem & Mineral Museum.
Housed in the historic Pima County Courthouse, the gem and mineral museum has a new location. Longtime residents of Tucson and rock enthusiasts may already be aware that despite the new home in the Historic Pima County Courthouse, the museum has been around the university since 1893.
The current museum’s existence has a romantic origin story.