Saturday, May 8, 2021
National History Day students have done so well. We are impressed with the presentations and proud to be a sponsor for this program. NHDAZ 2021 By the Numbers: Regional contest participation: 217 students, 157 projects across 4 contests State contest participation: 123 students, 89 entries State contest winners: 80 students, 54 entries Promoted to the national contest: 56 students, 34 entries Special award winners: 13 Teacher Awards: 4 Judges: 37 More info at https://arizonahistoricalsociety.org/2021/04/01/congratulations-to-national-history-day-arizona-students/?fbclid=IwAR3e4pXUW4nnR9YaHmsda-yvx98ybB4TbbGp8XnyQaKvaE8j_V68_rtvVBo
Thursday, May 6, 2021
We cannot meet in person, but we accomplish a lot at Zoom meetings. Here are more photos from the May 3 gathering online. It is very exciting to learn that the Future of History Fund has reached $91,845 with the goals: 1. An update of the Historymakers Hall exhibit. 2. Support for Arizona teachers and students to develop National History Day projects. 3. Outreach dollars for the Arizona Heritage Center to reach new audiences. Thanks to all the generous donors. More details on Mission page www.HistoricalLeague.org
Tuesday, May 4, 2021
This is how we roll now with Historical League Zoom meetings. They are filled with National History Day information, reports on Future of History Fund, exhibit updates, Tastes & Treasures II promotions, Social Media tutorials, and good stories that make us laugh as well. It will be great to meet in person again at the AZ Heritage Center but until then, online meetings work with 28 attending the May 3 monthly meeting.
Monday, May 3, 2021
UNFRAMED: A PHOTO JOURNEY THROUGH NAVAJO AND HOPI NATIONS.” Opened April 29, the exhibition features the photography of contemporary artist Katharine L. McKenna. Historical League President-Elect Claire Nullmeyer visits with Katharine at the opening.
Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Recognize this intriquing voice on Tastes & Treasures II new 40 second promo video? Thanks to Bonnie Newhoff for the voice over, President Susan Dale for her leadership, Cookbook co-chairs Clede Gorell and Nina Filippi for their ideas. This storytelling cookbook is reaching new audiences with this video.
Monday, April 26, 2021
In case you missed the April 23 Happy Hour, the Arizona History Convention's signature cocktail called "The Summerhayes" was featured. Here's the recipe demonstrated by Dr. Heidi Osselaer and her husband wearing Historical League Old Ned aprons. Cheers! This cocktail is derived from the 1885 rum punch recipe belonging to Martha Summerhayes, discovered by Perri Pyle in the Arizona Historical Society's collection. During Happy Hour we demonstrated how to make a modern version of this refreshing beverage that we call "The Summerhayes," although after a couple, you might call it "The Summer Haze." Here's the recipe for the modern version. The Summerhayes (makes two cocktails) 4 oz rum 1 green tea bag 2 oz lemon juice (juice of one lemon) 1 oz simple syrup splash of champagne (optional, but Martha says it's an improvement) Heat the rum in the microwave or stovetop until hot, but not boiling. Steep with one green tea bag for an hour or longer. Pour infused rum into a shaker and add the lemon juice, simple syrup, and ice. Shake well, pour over ice into two glasses. Top with a splash of champagne if you are using. Arizona Historical Society
Saturday, April 24, 2021
A virtual convention and virtual store, the Historical League premieres the new 40 second video of Tastes & Treasures II at the Arizona History Convention April 22-24, 2021.