Each year Sedona and the Verde Valley lose the genius of local artists who pass on. Oral art histories will be completed and archived in the museum to preserve a richness of detail, spontaneous reflections, and a sense of an artist’s character not available in written records. These videos can be used in the school systems to augment art history and art classes. Once the museum is completed, they may be used in an educational capacity at the museum. Online sales of the videos may also help to augment funds for the museum.