Friday, October 21, 2016

Halloween decor at AZ Heritage Center at Papago Park

Such a wonderful staff at AZ Heritage Center at Papago Park. Not only are they very helpful, easy to work with, and knowledgeable, they also found some great pumpkins for Halloween decorations. AND there are so many more displays upstairs!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Tasting Party temptations

 Ahi Tuna
Here's a sneak peak at some of the new recipes to be published in Tastes & Treasures Volume II. We tried them at the recent Tasting Party at Anne Lupica's home and they were wonderful. Note our evaluation sheets are ready to be filled out.

Grilled Pineapple Salsa

Korean Spicy Wings

Watermelon Salad

Signature Short Ribs

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Tasting Party for Tastes & Treasures cookbook Vol II

Delicious foods from historic venues were tasted at President Anne Lupica's lovely home as part of our thorough research for Tastes & Treasures Volume II, A Storytelling Cookbook of Historic Arizona. With 13 historic venues sending in their recipes, it was time to test them for
1. Taste
2. Eye Appeal
3. Make-ability

Based on a score of 1-10, they all scored really well.

With beautiful table settings, enticing food, friends and fun, we enjoyed our first "Tasting Party" and look forward to the next one. They are a very productive and engaging way to be involved in a cookbook that tells the story of Arizona, its historic venues and cuisine.

Tasting Party organizer Leslie Christiansen with Cathy Shumard, Lynette Anderson,
Bonnie Newhoff and Jolene Beard, discuss the flavors and recipes.

Sharron McKinney, Renee Donnelly, host Anne Lupica, Carolyn Mendoza, Mary Parker, Margaret Baker enjoy the tastings.
Skillet Corn bread from The Stockyards

Braised beef short ribs with goat cheese polenta from Lon's at Hermosa Inn

New member Jolene Beard with Leslie Christiansen

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Halloween ideas

 Pretzels brooms with sliced cheese
Fun ways to serve fruit kabobs and pretzels.
Fruit kabobs on decorated pumpkin

Monday, October 10, 2016

October Historical League meeting

Thanks to an informative presentation by Dr. Jack August, the October meeting was very entertaining. He focused on Phoenix in 1942 when the city had problems with corruption.

 Jeannine Moyle along with Cindy Tidwell-Shelton, Cathy Shumard and Pam den Draak talked about Historymakers Gala XII. Turquoise and Tuxedos celebration will be held March 4, 2017. Sponsorship materials and more information at
Linda Fritsch and Lindy Isacksen have organized the League's overnight trip to Texas. The 3 day tour has already sold out but they have a wait list started.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Histories of 2017 Historymakers produced at Sun Studios

Sun Studios will document Arizona historymakers

The Historical League has selected Sun Studios of Tempe for a prestigious project documenting the state’s most celebrated leaders.
The new studio company will produce documentary oral histories of the 2017 class of Historymakers, an honor recognizing outstanding living Arizonans who have distinguished themselves with notable achievements in diverse areas including the arts, athletics, communications, education, healthcare and entertainment, as well as community service and philanthropy..
The Historical League’s Historymakers Gala and Recognition Program, has recognized and honored outstanding living Arizonans since 1992, such as Sandra Day O’Connor, Bil Keane, Erma Bombeck, Eddie Basha, Barry Goldwater, Joe Garagiola, the Navajo Code Talkers, Raul Castro and many others.
Sun Studios, which opened in May and located at 1425 West 14th St., Tempe, is a production facility, event venue, theater and recording studio that offers two sound stages, a massive green-screen cyclorama, and full array of professional grade production and recording equipment.
“We are fortunate to be working with the professionals at Sun Studios to ensure the highest quality production of our Historymakers oral histories,” said Patricia Faur, Historymakers Recognition Committee Chair. “The audio and video component of this project is critical in telling and preserving the stories of the outstanding living Arizonans we will  to recognize at our gala in 2017.”
“It’s a real privilege to work with The Historical League and be part of our state’s history,” said Darrin Ramage, president and CEO of Sun Studios of Arizona. “We are honored to be chosen for this project, which helps tell the story of our great state.”
The Historical League is an organization dedicated to preserving Arizona’s rich cultural heritage, supporting the AZ Heritage Center at Papago Park and promoting continued public awareness of the Arizona Historical Society, the state’s oldest cultural institution
In February, the Historical League unveiled its slate of new Historymakers inductees at the Arizona Heritage Center at Papago Park in Tempe. The new Historymakers is an impressive collection of achievers who call Arizona home and who join a select list of diverse honorees from Sandra Day O’Connor to Eddie Basha.
The 2017 inductees include:
·      Ed Beauvais, Founder of America West Airlines;
·      Wink Crigler, Owner of the X Diamond Ranch and curator of The Little House Museum in the White Mountains;  
·      U.S. Senator Jon Kyl, Statesman and stalwart advocate for Arizona’s water resources;
·      The Papp Family – Marilyn, Rosellen & Harry, Business leaders and generous benefactors to Arizona arts and culture;
·      Dr. Robert Spetzler of Barrow Neurological Institute;
·      and Warren Stewart, Pastor of First Institutional Baptist Church in Phoenix and community activist. 
Through biographies, portraits, oral histories, photos and memorabilia, the Historymakers’ life stories become an important part of the Arizona Historical Society Museum through archives and exhibits.
The inductees will be honored on March 4, 2017, at The Historymakers Gala, a fundraiser unique to the Historical League, which supports education and other programs at the AZ Heritage Center at Papago Park. The 2017 event will be held at the Arizona Biltmore Resort.
Sun Studios of Arizona is one of Arizona’s largest and most comprehensive film, video and audio production studios. It features a 225-seat high-definition auditorium, two large sound stages, a full audio production and recording suite and everything needed for the creation of quality audiovisual projects. The studio is also an active event venue for corporate and non-profit meetings and events.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

AHS Annual Meeting
November 5
Arizona Historical Society Annual Meeting and State Board of Directors Meeting, Tucson
AHS Arizona History Museum, 949 E. 2nd St., Tucson, AZ 85719 Phone: 520-628-5774.

The Arizona Historical Society Annual Meeting is free and open to the public.

We are delighted to announce that Marshall Trimble will be this year’s Keynote Speaker. Historian, teacher, author, storyteller, folk singer, broadcaster, and Marine veteran, Marshall  has been Arizona’s official historian since 1997 and the President of the Arizona Historical Society State Board of Directors since last November. He is preparing a wonderful program for your enjoyment.

AHS members will be mailed Annual Meeting invitations in early October. There is a fee for lunch and advanced reservations are necessary. Details will be in the invitations as well as posted on the AHS website.

Prior to November 5th the State Board of Directors Meeting agenda will be posted under the “State Board of Directors” tab on the AHS website Board of Directors webpage.