Early board members, January 29, 1999, requested the 1987 Apacheland Scale Model, exhibit in writing, before the museum was built: "Thanks for the model of Apacheland, which is now in good hands and awaits only the building of our new museum to go on permanent display."
In April 2012, the large 4ft by 12 ft exhibit was voted out by the current board after seven years after the board commissioned someone to make a tiny miniature unknown to the builder. Why?
The builder was notified by mail April 2012 that a new "diorama arrived" that the rare and original exhibit would be moved to the barn. (without climate control)
Again words from the board, January 1999, before museum was built:"Thanks for the model of Apacheland, which is now in good hands and awaits only the building of our new museum to go on permanent display."
The large 1987 Apacheland Studios model is authentic and was built when the buildings existed and before the fire, its rare and authentic/original and the only official exhibit of Apacheland!
The original display weighs 500 lbs. to provide fans opportunity to see the town as it was, the saloon doors swing open, the Elvis Chapel bell rings.
The display is Apacheland Studios as it was, the exhibit is a one-of-a-kind: Copyright 1987
Thankfully, the Apacheland Scale Model is now moved from the museum and is protected by the Apacheland Historical Society.