Thursday, March 31, 2016

David Wright House Evening Under the Stars April 9

1950 aerial view with Camelback Mt
Previewing the house prior to the Historical League event on April 9, we were delighted to see the details and learn so much about the building and Frank Lloyd Wright's intentions for the home. Designing the home for his son David and daughter-in-law Gladys, it was originally intended to be wood outside. But since David worked for a concrete block company in Phoenix, the plans were changed to include concrete.
Imagine what the area looked like in 1950.

Lindsay gave us the tour. She is standing where the pool was.
 Looking forward to our fundraising event for at the home on April 9. National History Day students and teachers will be there. Guest speaker Architect Barry Johns is very knowledgeable of Frank Lloyd Wright. Delicious food. Unique Silent Auction items. Guest pianist. A lovely Evening Under the Stars.
Camelback Mt hump in background

Living room fireplace

Monday, March 28, 2016

Unique Silent Auction items at David Wright House fundraiser April 9

Unique and one-of-a-kind items will be in the Silent Auction at the David Wright House fundraiser April 9. We are excited to raise funds for at this Historical League event.

Taliesin West/Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation has donated a fabulous Frank Lloyd Wright lamp. Dinner for eight with Historymaker Marshall Trimble is also featured. The restaurant and wine basket is getting filled.  So good to see that businesses support worthy causes. Also have a wonderful selection of books by Arizona authors, Marshall Trimble, Lisa Schnebly-Heidinger, Roger Naylor, Jan Cleere, Terri Fields, Barbara Fenzl, Kyle McKoy, Historical League . . .

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Easter morning pancakes

Different size pancakes, chocolate chip and banana slices for paws and whipped butter with coconut flakes for a tail. Get creative - the kids will love it.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Wings Over Arizona with Historymaker Ed Beauvais

Aviation history was made in Arizona and recreated March 25 at the AZ Heritage Center at Papago Park. Thanks to the vision of guest speaker and 2017 Historymaker Ed Beauvais, Sky Harbor airport became a major hub for airline travel. Mr Beauvais described the setting in the 1960-70's as he entered the field and the changes that occurred in airplane travel.
Ed Beauvais and Jeannine Moyle

Jeannine Moyle and Anne Lupica

Judy Crable wore Hughes Air West bright yellow
uniform and cape. Only her GoGo boots are missing.
Thanks to Historical League member and flight attendant Jeannine Moyle and her husband pilot Jim Moyle,  the history came alive again. About 200 airline and aviation enthusiasts brought memorabilia and stories to the event and reminisced. Many Historical League members and general public enjoyed the evening as well.

Dancing Chef Jenn Lucien catered the event

Evening Under the Stars at the David Wright House on April 9

Rooftop view of Camelback Mt
We are so grateful to the David Wright House for sponsoring Evening Under the Stars on April 9. Kay Holcombe, Ruth McLeod, Karen Swanson and Margo Johns enjoyed the home as we made more plans for the event.  Frank Lloyd Wright designed this home in 1950 for his son, David, and daughter-in-law Gladys. It is amazing to walk the grounds and go back in time to 1952. But also amazing to see the vision Frank Lloyd Wright had, incorporating nature and the environment into his designs. He called this home "How to Live in the Southwest".  The home continues to inspire future generations of artists and architects.

Margo Johns, Ruth McLeod, Karen Swanson

Friday, March 25, 2016

Vegetable Tian

Cathy Shumard writes she is making this for Easter dinner. It looks beautiful and sounds delicious.
Tomato, Zucchini, Squash and Caramelized Onion Gratin
Or Vegetable Tian

2 tablespoons olive or canola oil (divided)

1 large sweet yellow onion cut in half and sliced

2 cloves of garlic, minced

1-2 russet potatoes, unpeeled

1 zucchini

1 yellow squash

3 large Roma tomatoes

Sea salt, freshly cracked black pepper, to taste

Dried thyme, to taste

1/2 cup of grated Parmesan cheese

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Coat a baking dish with cooking spray. Heat 1 tablespoon of  oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add the onions and saute until translucent, about 8 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for another 60 seconds. Spread the onion mixture on the bottom of the greased baking dish.

 Slice the potatoes, zucchini, squash and tomatoes in 1/4 inch thick slices. Layer them alternately in the dish on top of the onions, fitting them tightly into a spiral, making only one layer. Season with sea salt, black pepper and dried thyme, to taste. Drizzle the last tablespoon of oil over the top.

 Cover the dish with tin foil and bake for 35 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender. Uncover and sprinkle the Parmesan cheese on top and bake for another 25-30 minutes or until browned. Enjoy.
From For the Love of Cooking Blog