Thursday, August 13, 2020

Still Marching: Women inResistance Speakers Series

 Still Marching: Women in Resistance

Tuesday, August 18 - 6:00 - 7:00 pm AZ/PT

Join the Arizona Historical Society for Women in Resistance, a conversation centered around Indigenous activism featuring activist Rosetta Walker. This deeply powerful conversation will center around the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women movement that has swept the nation. Walker will share her experiences by promoting change and allowing voices to be heard.

Free event! Registration is required.

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Rosetta Walker resides in Tempe with her husband and daughter and has been an Arizona resident for 25 years. Walker is a community volunteer, advocate and influencer in the Native American community. Walker was a steadfast advocate at the Arizona Legislature during the hearings for House Bill 2570 Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Study Committee. She attended House and Senate hearings and was present for the signing of the bill into law by Governor Doug Ducey in May 2019.

For more information, please contact Allison Avery at  

Saturday, August 8, 2020

River of Time Museum supports Historical League

 Fabulous Treasure Trove Culinary Kit Box supports River of Time Museum PLUS Tastes & Treasures II. Check it out and find great items!

Even though many museums are closed during this Covid-19 pandemic, including Arizona Heritage Center at Papago Park and River of Time Museum in Fountain Hills, we can still support them.

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Lons at Hermosa Inn re-orders Tastes & Treasures II again

Hermosa Inn continues to support Tastes & Treasures II, ordering more books yesterday. Norma Hinton delivered the box, finding Hermosa Inn taking care of their staff and clients with masks required and social distancing. Different procedures during this pandemic but we are happy to see the resort and restaurant doing well. Tastes & Treasures II is available in their gift shop or

Norma Hinton is so helpful in delivering our award-winning Tastes & Treasures II books to stores. She is creative in her mask and outfits. Which style should she choose?

Thursday, July 2, 2020

AHS Museums close temporarily

As of June 30, the Arizona History Museum and the Arizona Heritage Center at Papago Park are temporarily closed to help stop the spread of Covid-19. Please read the latest news on our website:

Dear Members & Friends of Arizona History,

We hope that you and your families are safe and staying well. We know many of you have been looking forward to visiting our museums and libraries.

Please be advised that as of Tuesday, June 30, Arizona History Museum in Tucson and the Arizona Heritage Center at Papago Park in Tempe will again temporarily close to the public. Both libraries and archives will also close to researchers. All other Arizona Historical Society museums remain closed to the public until further notice. We are taking precautions to protect our staff, visitors, and guests during these uncertain times. With this pause, we hope we can be part of a larger effort to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and keep our state and communities healthy.

While our museums are closed, some of our museum grounds will remain open to the public during normal operating hours. Please remember to maintain social distancing practices recommended by the National Recreation and Park Association.

  • Pioneer Museum (Flagstaff): Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Grounds are open, although buildings are closed

  • Arizona Heritage Center at Papago Park (Tempe): Monday – Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Greenline Overlook, Orientation Point, and adjacent Papago Park areas are open

We will continue working to bring you Arizona history, answering archives requests, processing collections, and creating digital content for you to #MuseumFromHome. Please stay connected with us through our websiteemail, and social media.

These are difficult times for all of us. If you can support our work with a gift, we greatly appreciate your support.


James Burns, Executive Director

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Summer activity for the family

Looking for a summer activity with the family? 

Arizona Historymaker™ Jim Bruner and his wife, Sandy, recommend churning your own homemade ice cream. “Simple homemade ice cream has been a part of the Bruner family for at least 70 years. We continue the tradition my parents started and serve it for every birthday and special occasion, even Christmas Eve dinner. 

For years we made it the old-fashioned way, with the wooden bucket and hand crank. Our kids always made such a fuss when we made them turn the crank, charging us with child abuse! So one year Santa Claus brought an electric ice cream machine and the kids dropped their threat to call Child Protective Services.
Sandy starts the mixture, I put in the ice and salt, and in less than one hour from start to finish, you have perfect home made ice cream. Couldn’t be any simpler! Homemade ice cream makes me recall my early childhood memories.”
This recipe is from Tastes & Treasures II: A Storytelling Cookbook of Historic Arizona, written by the Historical League. The book raises funds for the Arizona Heritage Center, promotes Arizona history and the Historymakers Recognition Program. 

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1 large fresh pasteurized egg (or 1⁄4 cup liquid eggs) 

1 cup granulated white sugar 

2 1⁄4 cups whole milk 

1 3⁄4 cups half and half 

1 1⁄2 teaspoons La Vencedor Mexican vanilla, if available 

Pinch salt 


This recipe has been reduced from the original to fit the smaller electric ice cream makers used today; please follow manufacturer’s directions on pre-freezing the center freezer container. 

In a medium bowl whisk the egg, then slowly blend in the sugar while continuing to whisk. Add the rest of the ingredients and whisk until smooth. Place mixture in refrigerator and chill thoroughly. Pour into the center freezer container and put into an electric ice cream maker, following the freezing directions. This recipe makes about 5 cups delicious vanilla ice cream. 

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

National History Day Documentaries

FOR ONE WEEK ONLY: The will showcase #NHD2020 students’ documentaries relating to #AfricanAmericanHistory and #CivilRightsandHumanRights. Visit the to watch the films featured in this year’s Documentary Showcase: