Monday, July 15, 2024

Grand Canyon State represented at NHD

NHD writes, "There's so much magic at the National History Day National Contest, and our long-time photographer Raphael Talisman captures it all! Today we want to say thank you Raphi for capturing the National Contest for our students, teachers, families, judges, staff, and more!" 

Note the NHDAZ students wearing their distinctive cowboy hats which they designed themselves. The Historical League continues to sponsor this very worthwhile program.

Saturday, July 13, 2024

NHDAZ Students Send Thank You letters

The Historical League was delighted to support travel and exhibit shipping costs for NHDAZ students who went to National Competition in College Park at University of Maryland in June.

Heidy Rabago competed in NHDAZ with exhibit "The Shirtwaist Factory Fire: A Turning Point in Workplace Reforms". Along with fellow students Natalie, Brianna, and Jayden, Heidy told a very significant story. Her Thank You letter was appreciated: My name is Heidy Rabago. I participated in the National History Day National Competition this past June, and my project was in the senior group exhibit category. Traveling to Washington D.C and participating in the NHD competition this year was lots of fun and truly one of the highlights of my summer, because through my involvement in this competition not only was I able to further develop my personal skills, but I was also able to learn about all the different ways some of the turning points in history have impacted the world we live in today, which was truly inspiring. Thank you so much!

Heidy Rabago at National Competition, College Park, MD

Friday, July 12, 2024

Tastes & Treasures II now in Show Low and Snowflake, AZ

Thanks to Zona and Tom Lorig, Tastes & Treasures II: A Storytelling Cookbook of Historic Arizona is now available in ShowLow and Snowflake, AZ.  With Tom as the chauffeur, Zona delivered books to these Historical Society Affiliates. Published in 2015, the book is now almost sold out.

Snowflake Heritage Foundation director with Zona Lorig

Zona Lorig, Claire Thomas and volunteers

Zona Lorig with Clair Thomas, Director of the Show Low Historical Museum
 showing the wonderful train exhibit.

Thursday, July 11, 2024

PBS features National History Day 

PBS features National History Day: National Competition with stories and interviews by PBS Jeffrey Brown. The Historical League is proud to support NHDAZ.

Thanks to AHS Dr. Kristen Rex (V.P. of Education), Leonard Moody, and Stacey Trepanier who guided the AZ students along the way.

Tuesday, July 9, 2024

National History Day AZ students at finals in Washington D.C.

 Arizona flag, cowboy hats, and BIG smiles . . . that's what NHDAZ students wore at National competition in June! The Historical League is proud to help sponsor them in this amazing program. National History Day in Arizona

Students and parents decorated those cowboy hats to make them very individual.

Saturday, July 6, 2024

Polly Rosenbaum remembered

Arizona State Archives posts on facebook on June 25:  Last January 11, we posted about the special Polly Rosenbaum 100th birthday cake served at the 2009 Polly Rosenbaum History and Archives Building dedication that took place 15 years ago.

Well...We found it! If you're looking for a delicious Fourth of July dessert, check out the recipe in the images below! If you make it, we will happily taste test the cake.
Recipe shared with permission from the Arizona Historical League, Inc. Visit their Facebook page
Image from the Polly Rosenbaum History and Archives Building dedication, 1/15/2009. RG 099 Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records. ASLAPR.
Recipe: Tastes and Treasures: A Storytelling of Historic Arizona. Historical League, Inc. Nashville: Favorite Recipes Press, 2007, front cover and pp. 136-137.

Tuesday, July 2, 2024

National History Day featured on CBS news

The Historical League is proud to support NHD in Arizona!

Students making history

At a time when educators may face restrictions on what they can teach, a contest sponsored by the non-profit organization National History Day offers students in grades 6-12 the opportunity to explore significant topics of history. Correspondent Faith Salie talks with some of the young people using writing, performance art and documentary filmmaking to tell stories of the past that resonate today, proving that history never gets old.