Saturday, February 16, 2019

Big Blend Magazine interview

Join Cathy Shumard, Lisa Schnebly Heidinger and Ruth Mcleod with Big Blend Magazine discussing the Historical League and Tastes & Treasures II.
Laurie from Yuma's Lutes Casino will be sharing recipes and stories too.
Noon, Sunday, Feb 17

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Tastes & Treasures II cookbook at Willo Home Tour

Patti Goss, Bonnie Newhoff, Karolee Hess, Norma Jean Coulter
Thanks to these wonderful volunteers for promoting our Tastes & Treasures II book at Willo Historic Home Tour this past weekend. Cold day but fun to visit and share the stories of Arizona through our book. Bonnie Newhoff, Karolee Hess, Norma Jean Coulter, Patti Goss are the BEST! 
Book also available at

Bonnie Newhoff, Patti Goss, Norma Jean Coulter

Karolee Hess

Norma Jean Coulter, Patti Goss

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Thank you notes for Tastes & Treasures II

Historical League member Janna Cross gifted copies of Tastes & Treasures II: A Storytelling Cookbook of Historic Arizona to several friends. How rewarding to read their Thank You notes! 
Janna is in the dark glasses telling people about Tastes & Treasures II at Scottsdale ArtFest. Sales were great at this event. Our volunteers are the BEST!

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

"Call Him Mac" Gary L Stuart guest speaker at February meeting

February Historical League meeting featured Gary L Stuart speaking on his new book “Call him Mac” about Ernest McFarland and his Arizona legacy.
All of us who love Arizona are indebted to Gary Stuart for his very moving story of “Mac’s” early years and his engagement with virtually every significant issue from the beginning to near the end of the 20th Century, noting he was a “political star in Washington (including his role as “father” of the G.I. Bill) while retaining his very personal touch to all Arizonans as “a man of the people, by the people, and for the people.” from Lattie F. Coor, Ph.D., 2017 Historymaker and President Emeritus and Professor of Public Affairs, Arizona State University

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Willo Historic Home tour booth

We'll have our new book, Tastes & Treasures II: A Storytelling Cookbook of Historic Arizona featured In our booth. 
Come visit us and sample the granola (receipe on on page 150!) Sunday, February 10 at Willo Historic Home Tour. From 9 am - 4 pm.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Lutes Casino featured in Tastes & Treasures II

Lunch at Lutes Casino in Yuma was a must for Cathy and Tom Shumard on a recent drive to California. Add Tastes & Treasures II to the items available in his restaurant. Lutes is featured on pages 82-85.
Cathy said, "owner Bob Lutes is as colorful as his place." 
Bob posed for a photo with Cathy and he gave her a souvenir keychain.

Friday, January 18, 2019

"A Place for All People" exhibit opening

"A Place For All People" 
Exhibition Opening January 22, 2019

Special Preview for Community Voices Members at 5:30 p.m.
General Public at 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Dear Community Voices Member,

We are pleased to announce the opening of "A Place for All People" exhibition, and invite you and your family and friends to attend a special preview at 5:30 p.m. on January 22. The general public will join at 6:00 p.m. We are grateful for your support and participation in helping us bring the Arizona African American stories to the public. With your help, we plan to continue to add and change some of the stories presented throughout the duration of the exhibit. In addition, we will host a variety of related programming. On January 24th, Dr. Warren Stewart will share the lessons learned from his journey to achieve a Martin Luther King Day holiday, and on February 12th we will host a screening of Bruce Nelson's documentary, "North Town, the story of a small, segregated community in Mesa.

As you know, this exhibition explores the African American experience through a series of posters from the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of African American History and Culture. The posters evoke the power of oration and freedom stories, the brilliance of artistic achievement, and the soaring heights of cultural expression, philosophy, sports, and politics. Moving from the national stage to the local one, the exhibition tells the stories of African Americans in Arizona. From the churches and schools to the boardroom; to the battlefields and to the neighborhood barbershops and beauty shops where important news of the day was discussed. These stories weave a rich tapestry of African American heritage.
Discover the stories of African Americans who made Arizona history:
The Tuskegee Airmen, Buffalo Soldiers, Lincoln Ragsdale Sr., Rev. Charlesetta Lee, Cloves Campbell, Dr. Warren Stewart, Calvin Goode, Eugene Grigsby,
and many more.
Special preview for Community Voices participants at 5:30 p.m.
Opening reception for general public begins at 6:00 p.m.
Special performance by Joyce "the Voice" Bailey, renowned gospel singer.
Reception includes refreshments. Free.
RSVP required to, or call 480.929.0292.

This exhibition is a collaboration with our "Community Voices" partners; members of the local African American community who selflessly gave of their time to help us tell the stories of their community.