Thursday, April 11, 2024

Top ten winner of 3rd grade AZ Postcard Contest is Samanvi Koduri

One of the top ten winners of 3rd grade AZ Postcard Contest; Samanvi Koduri from Mrs Kyle's class at Chandler Traditional Academy Independence displays her artwork. Dr. Kristen Rex encourages her to describe each aspect of her drawing as part of the pizza party - a bonus for all the winners and their happy classmates.

The Historical League is proud to help support this program.







Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Superstition Mt. Museum carries Tastes & Treasures II in Gift Shop

Who has ridden a Boneshaker bicycle? Dave McElligot gift shop and event manager at Superstition Mt. Museum shows off the "Boneshaker" (bone-shaker). The term from 1869 refers to the first type of true bicycle with pedals. Boneshaker had an extremely uncomfortable ride, which was caused by the stiff wrought-iron frame and wooden wheels surrounded by tyres made of iron.

Tastes & Treasures II: A Storytelling Cookbook of Historic Arizona is a new book for their gift shop. Cathy and Tom Shumard delivered a box of books and took time to enjoy the many sights of the Superstition Mountain Historical Society Museum.









Monday, April 8, 2024

NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four in AZ April 5-8

NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four, held in Glendale April 6-8, 2024, will also extend to downtown Phoenix with Final Four Fan Fest events April 5-8. These events will put the state and the city in the spotlight.

Thanks to the vision of Jerry Colangelo, 2001 Historymaker, who brought the NBA and Phoenix Suns to Arizona. Do you think he knew it would get this big??
Detailed bio, oral history and pictures at www.https://historicalleague.org/historymakers/jerry-colangelo







Third Grade Arizona Postcard Contest top finalist 2024

 Third graders are involved in Arizona history with this Arizona Postcard Contest. It's a great program conducted by AHS Dr. Kristen Rex with support from the Historical League. Here are the top finalists for the 2024.





















Sunday, April 7, 2024

AZ Postcard Contest winner from Yavapai Elementary School, Scottsdale

 Third grade student Jose Hernandez Salgado proudly displays his winning entry to the AZ postcard contest. This program from the Arizona Historical Society makes history fun for these students, celebrating with a pizza party for the whole class. Thanks to Dr. Kristen Rex!










Saturday, April 6, 2024

Mary Perona delivers cookbooks to Quartzsite Historical Society

 Who has been to Tyson's Well Stage Station in Quartzite? Dale and Mary Perona stopped at the Quartzsite Historical Society (one of AZ Certified Historical Institutions) to deliver a box of Tastes & Treasures II A Storytelling Cookbook of Historic Arizona. Mary comments, "The directors were very happy to get the books. They have an interesting little site there and the volunteers love to tell stories about their community. It's also known as Tyson's Well Stage Station Museum."














Friday, April 5, 2024

Phoenix Mountain Preserve Event/ Historymaker Ben Avery

 Outdoor + family fun with engaging information about our preserves, the biodiversity of the desert, and a short hike. www.phoenixmountains.org

Without Ben Avery (1909 - 1996) we might not have the Phoenix Mountain Preserve. He was honored as AZ Historymaker in 1995 for all he did as a Journalist and Outdoor Recreation Advocate.

In the early 1950s, the women of the Phoenix Garden Club succeeded in involving Mr. Avery in a crusade to prevent the building of a restaurant and nightclub atop Camelback Mountain. The City of Phoenix initiated a campaign to acquire the top of Camelback and finally achieved this objective in 1968. That controversy motivated Avery’s interest and involvement in parks, which led to the acquisition of the county regional park system and the establishment of the Arizona State Parks and the Phoenix Mountain Preserve.