Saturday, November 25, 2017

Unique visitor to AZ Heritage Center at Papago Park

Wonder what interests this little guy at the entrance to the AZ Heritage Center at Papago Park? Lots of interesting wildlife live in the riparian area next to the museum. This roadrunner fascinating us all. Mariamne Moore tried to get "up close and personal" but he would have nothing to do with her on a sunny November day.
 AZ Heritage Center director Tawn Downs comments, "He is a regular. He has a little limp, which makes him even more adorable."

Monday, November 20, 2017

Kai one of ten in USA serving authentic Native American dishes

Kai at the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass in Phoenix

"Think of Kai as a high-end journey through new Native American cuisine. The seasonal menu draws from the Pima and Maricopa tribes, so you might find a 60-day corn and Cherokee tomato bisque, hand-picked lettuce with wolfberry snow and native seed brittle, goose and rabbit with pima wheat berries or wild boar with acorn ash. Did we mention it’s earned both the AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Five-Star recognition?"

Look for history and some of these recipes in Tastes & Treasures, A Storytelling Cookbook of Historic Arizona released mid January, 2018. Chef Ryan Swanson continues to cook up the best. Pre-order now at

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Leadership conference with Susan Dale and Ruth McLeod

Ruth McLeod and Susan Dale
Susan Dale is now the Public Relations chair for the Historical League and has already made major strides. Getting involved and learning more, she signed up with Ruth McLeod for a Leadership Seminar. As the class introduced themselves, Ruth spoke of Tastes & Treasures II, the history of Arizona, and AZ Heritage Center at Papago Park. Two people approached her after the class to ask how to get the new book!

Monday, November 13, 2017

Order "Newsies" tickets by Friday, Nov 15

Disney's beloved musical, Newsies, is fantastic family entertainment inspired by the real-life News Boys Strike of 1899 and the 1992 Disney film. The fundraiser will include an entertainment, children’s toy and wine raffles. Complimentary light food and refreshments will be served; no-host bar. 

$75 and $95.  602-882-1510

Tickets available at 
Festivities begin at 12:30 p.m. Show starts at 2:00 p.m.

Donate to underprivileged children!
The Historical League has partnered with the Audrey Johnson Theatre Foundation to provide theater tickets to local charities focused on helping children. To donate tickets, you may call the Phoenix Theatre box office at 602-254-2151 and tell them you wish to donate tickets for the Historical League benefit matinee.

Phoenix Theatre      100 East McDowell Rd,  Phoenix, AZ

All proceeds from the event will help support the work of the AZ Heritage Center at Papago Park in celebrating and preserving Arizona history!

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Newsies at Phoenix Theatre much more than the play

Imagine a treasured memory with family and friends when you purchase tickets to Newsies for the December 9 Historical League event. 
The deadline for ordering is Friday, November 17.

You get so much more than the musical. Complimentary light refreshments, a no-host bar, fabulous raffles including a wine raffle.

Here are a few of the Children and Adult Raffle items:

Saturday, November 11, 2017

The Journal of Sedona Schnebly by Lisa Schnebly Heidinger

A delightful afternoon with soft breezes on a lovely patio drew fans and supporters of Lisa Schnebly Heidinger and Arizona History. They wanted to be the first to get The Journal of Sedona Schnebly, have her sign the book and listen to a reading.
Linda Corderman, Cathy Shumard, Ruth McLeod with Lisa

Tastes & Treasures II, A Storytelling Cookbook of Historic Arizona is fortunate to have Lisa be a major contributor to the new cookbook, telling the stories about the historic venues. With her distinctive writing skills, the restaurants and resorts become more than old buildings. They hold the history of Arizona within their walls, and tell the histories through their recipes and foods.

Co-chairs of Tastes & Treasures II, Linda Corderman, Cathy Shumard, Leslie Christiansen and Ruth McLeod are very pleased that Lisa is an Historical League member!
Chuck and Dee Steen, Cathy and Tom Shumard, Ruth and Al McLeod

Ruth and Linda toast to Lisa's book as well as the upcoming Tastes & Treasures II

Lisa signs her books, Linda Corderman signs her credit card payment while Jana Bommersbach waits to purchase

Jana Bommersbach tells stories of her upcoming book filled with Arizona history

Lisa reads excerpts from The Journal of Sedona Schnebly

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Carolyn Warner and Lisa Schnebly Heidinger guest speakers at Nov 6 meeting

Lisa Schnebly Heidinger and Carolyn Warner
What a delight to hear from past AZ Superintendent of Public Instruction, Carolyn Warner, with introductions from historian and author, Lisa Schnebly Heidinger. The duo are quite good at public speaking sharing amusing anecdotes and fascinating stories. They had also teamed up to write a book called Before I Forget. Carolyn's latest book is The Last Words, A Treasury of Women's Quotes.
Carolyn explained her career, "From a teen who wasn't interested in getting married, to a woman with six children, I slowly got involved with the schools." She directed the state's Department of Education 1975-1987.  She also met every President from Truman to Obama.
Of her close friendship with Erma Bombeck, "One day we were in deep discussion in the kitchen, while preparing dinner for the family. Until the bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken caught fire in the oven . . ." So many more great memories in the books. Looking forward to reading them.
The Historical League has also teamed up with Lisa in writing Tastes & Treasures II, A Storytelling Cookbook of Historic Arizona due out in January 2018.

Diana Smith welcomes Carolyn Warner
Carolyn Warner signs books with Lisa Schnebly Heidinger assisting

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Newsies: Historical League event at Phoenix Theatre Dec 9

"It's the dancing! People are mesmerized by the choreography."

"Of course, I always love a story where the underdog triumphs, and I think audiences do too."

Fabulous reviews for Newsies.

Join us for the play, complimentary light refreshments, a no-host bar, fabulous raffles including a wine raffle and raffle with items for both children and adults.

Saturday, December 9, 2018 with the show starting at 2 pm.
This fundraiser for the Historical League is a tradition of good times for everyone in the family.
Tickets are available now for $75 and $95.