Saturday, October 23, 2021
Friday, October 22, 2021
Saturday, October 16, 2021
With the help of Chef Ryan Swanson, Kai restaurant was featured in Tastes & Treasures II with its accent on historic, indigenous foods. The chef of award-winning Kai restaurant is moving on. The Historical League appreciates his love of history and contributions.
Saturday, October 9, 2021
Beauvais, former CEO of America West Airlines, dies
Friday, October 8, 2021
From the Arizona Historical Society, "Today we remember Ed Beauvais, who passed away last week. Ed Beauvais spent his career in aviation. He founded America West Airlines (AWA) in 1981 and served as the company’s first CEO. By establishing Phoenix as the corporate home and operational hub for AWA, Beauvais contributed significantly to the rapid growth of Phoenix and Sky Harbor Airport. Ed was also influential in the support for the construction of the Arizona Heritage Center at Papago Park, and he was also honored as a Historymaker by the HistoricalLeague.org in 2017. Seen in this photograph is a mixed medium collage of highlights from AWA created in 1990. Beauvais (right) is shown with Michael J. Conway (left), the first President of AWA, celebrating the success and impact of their accomplishments. You can read Beauvais' oral history at https://www.historicalleague.org/historymakers/ed-beauvais."
Thursday, October 7, 2021
The October meeting brought friends together at AZ Heritage Center to discuss League business, learn about the 48 Women project with guest speaker Connie Robinson, have a delicious lunch and enjoy the museum. Pictured here are Chris Hackett with Anne Lupica, Claire Nullmeyer with Cindy Tidwell-Shelton, Connie Robinson with Diane Smith, Katie Tovar with her sister Mimi, Pat Faur, caterers Sergio and Randy.
Wednesday, October 6, 2021
Connie Robinson, chairperson of 48 Arizona Women Legacy Project, was our guest speaker Oct. 4. She talked about her group and its plans to renovate the Brown Auditorium at the Heritage Center. She is seated next to Historical League Diane Smith who invited Connie to speak. In addition to honoring the achievements of Arizona women, one of the group's goals is to help "young women, girls and youth reach their best potential in communities statewide and across the nation." The group began as an Arizona Centennial project and produced a book about 48 intriguing Arizona women in 2012. Now, nearly 10 years later, 48 Arizona Women Legacy Project is searching for the next generation of women who have made significant contributions to Arizona.