Friday, October 31, 2014

Halloween edible decor

Simple and healthy ways to entice the children  . . . and adults!
Spiders (black olives) on devil eggs

Skeleton from celery, cukes, carrots, jicama and parsley

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Open House features 5Cs

Orange, grapefruit, lemon, lime, dates, cotton, sunflowers, prickly pear, pomegranate, copper plate
Rancho Joaquino was built in 1924, when Arizona had only been a state for 12 years. The historic two story adobe home was a horticulture heaven on 80 acres designed by a landscape architect from California.
In those days, Arizona was known for it's 5Cs: Cotton, Citrus, Cattle, Climate and Copper. They were all prominent in the beautiful centerpieces that adorned the tables on Thursday, Oct 23 for the Historical League's very successful Fall Membership Open House.

Nancy Evans

Pam den Draak
Thanks to Nancy Evans and Pam den Draak for designing the beautiful and meaningful creations.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Help children see Mary Poppins Dec 6.

The Historical League has partnered with the Audrey Johnson Theatre Foundation, to donate tickets for children served by charities.  Please send a check payable to Phoenix Theatre for the number of tickets you wish to donate.
Mail to
Historical League Mary Poppins charity tickets
115 East Country Club Dr, Phoenix AZ 85014.

Donating tickets will provide a fun holiday event for deserving disadvantaged children and support the Historical League's educational programs.
Tickets are $60 and $80.
RSVP by November 15, 2014.

12:30 pm Reception with light refreshments, wine raffle and children's toy and entertainment raffle before the show.
2:00 pm Matinee

To purchase tickets for personal use 

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Holiday Fundraiser Mary Poppins ticket deadline Nov 15.

Enjoy a fun afternoon of professional theatre for family, friends, and area children while you help raise funds for the important education and preservation work of the Arizona Historical Society Museum. December 6, 2014 at Phoenix Theatre.

The Historical League is offering tickets at prices of $60 and $80.

12:30 pm Reception with light refreshments, wine raffle and children's toy and entertainment raffle before the show.

2:00 pm Matinee performance of Mary Poppins.

Our RSVP deadline for this Holiday Fundraiser is November 15, 2014.

Purchase your tickets today at

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Historymaker Marshall Trimble Retirement Party

The Historical League was proud to honor Marshall Trimble as a Historymaker in February 2014. Upon his retirement from 33 years at Scottsdale Community College. League members supported him again with a table at this event. Attending were League members Mary Parker, Linda Cathey, Zona Lorig, Anne Woosely, John Langelier, Jeannine Moyle, Pam den Draak, Reba Wells-Grandrud, Margaret and Larry Baker. Senator John McCain was among many who spoke at the wonderful celebration.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Wonderful salads from wonderful members

Our Historical League meetings each month are filled with good friends, good food and historic presentations as well as a general business meeting. October brought these lovely dishes . . . I mean foods.
New member Cathy Shumard with Fruit Salad

Sue Sciacero with Tuna Salad
Angela Young with Curried Chicken Salad
Sandy Loeffler with Macaroni Salad

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Sold Out Event: Open House at Historic Home

SOLD OUT - This annual event will be held at the home of one of our members and is located in the Arcadia neighborhood.  It is on the National Historic Register and the historic register for the City of Phoenix.  Named Rancho Joaquina House, it is a Mission Revival/Spanish Colonial Revival mansion, built in 1924/25 by Col. J. E. Thompson, younger brother of William Boyce Thompson. The mansion anchored J. E. Thompson's 80-acre ranch.  Only two acres remain.  It is believed to be the first adobe revival property in the Phoenix area.
Our guest speaker will be James Garrison, Director Arizona State Historic Preservation Office.
Aperitivos and bebidas will be served.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Mary Poppins Fundraiser for December

Enjoy a stage production of Mary Poppins featuring many beloved songs from the Disney film and other elements from the original books by P.L. Travers. This holiday fundraiser promises to be an entertaining afternoon for the whole family. Invite your friends, family and neighbors. Great gift idea for grandparents.

Phoenix Theatre, Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014.

12:30 pm -  Light refreshments, wine raffle, children's toy raffle, entertainment raffle.

2:00 pm - Show begins.

Tickets $60 and $80. All seats have a great view of the stage at Phoenix Theatre, located next to the Phoenix Art Museum.

Purchase at

Or Call the box office 602-254-2151 between noon - 6 pm Monday - Friday. Tell them you are purchasing tickets for the Historical League benefit performance.

All proceeds from this event will be used to help support the important educational and preservation work of the Arizona Historical Society Museum at Papago Park.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Rhubarb Apple Pie at historic La Posada

Enjoying a family celebration at historic La Posada in Winslow, AZ, the Lorig family treated themselves to Rhubarb Apple Pie. Yummmmm.

Tastes & Treasures has several pie recipes. La Posada has a chapter in the cookbook featuring it's history and recipes.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Tour of Grady Gammage Auditorium

This historic venue on the Arizona State University campus opened in 1964 and is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.  The 3000-seat auditorium was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and named for Grady Gammage, President of ASU from 1933-1959.  In 1985 the building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Historymaker books donated to 17 more schools

The following schools/school districts will be gifted with copies of Arizona Recollections and Reflections An Arizona Centennial Historymakers Commemoration at the Washington Elementary School District business meeting October 29. Congratulations to the lucky 4th and 8th grade classrooms! Thanks to WESD Julie Hicks and League member Linda Corderman for making this happen.

Glendale Elementary
Glendale Union High School District
Paradise Valley
Deer Valley
Cave Creek
Casa Grande
Pointe Schools
Westwind Preparatory Academy
Scottsdale Unified School District
Roosevelt Elementary District

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Open House to feature historic Arcadia home

If you love historic homes, this one is a real pleasure. Tickets available at