Thursday, December 27, 2018

2019 Historymaker Gala and Recognition Program

The Historical League is proud to present Turquoise & Tuxedos 2019 Arizona Historymakers Gala. On February 23, 2019 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa, the Historical League will be honoring six new Arizona Historymakers for their contributions to Arizona’s heritage and culture.

Meet Our 2019 Arizona Historymakers:
L to R:
Michael J. Fox, Founding Director and CEO of Western Spirit: Scottsdale Museum of the West
Merrill Mahaffey; Western Artist, Painter & Teacher
Alfredo Gutierrez, Arizona State Senator & Community Activist
Dr. Arthur DeCabooter, Educator and Land Preservationist (seated)
Vernon Swaback, Internationally Recognized Architect
Betsey Bayless, Arizona Secretary of State, Health and Civic Leader

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Very Success Family Holiday Party for "Elf the Musical"

So many volunteers worked together to create this fabulous event. From the check in table, to silent auction, children's toy raffle, we are so grateful for the enthusiasm and the success at Dec 8 "Elf the Musical"! 
Thanks especially to Donna Esposito, Mary McMahon, Renee Donnelly, Norma Jean Coulter, Anne Lupica, Mary Parker, Carolyn Mendoza.
Thanks to the lovely music of Susie Brinegar on the grand piano. The crowd enjoyed it so much, they joined in with singing Christmas carols.

Friday, November 30, 2018

Historymaker Sandra Day O'Connor

Honored as a Historymaker in 1992, former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor continues to inspire people.
New honorees for Historymakers 2019 will be inducted Feb 23, 2019 during the Historymakers Gala and Recognition Program at Arizona Biltmore Resort.

Friday, November 16, 2018

The ambiance of the Old West is alive and well at Rancho de Los Caballeros in Wickenburg. With visitors from Germany, France and Japan visiting often, they can take home some of that Western charm with Tastes & Treasures II: A Storytelling Cookbook of Historic Arizona now available in the lobby. The book tells the history of the dude ranch on pages 96-101. 
Stop by when you are in the area to enjoy the history yourself. 
The old wood-covered photo albums are filled with memories of guests that have experienced horseback rides, campfires, BBQs and genuine Western hospitality.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Fountain Hills Festival of Fine Arts and Crafts

Cathy Shumard setting up the booth
Julie Moore

Julie Moore and Lee Rogers

Thanks to Cathy Shumard and her industrious volunteers, we had wonderful weekend at Ft Hills Arts Festival. Many Historical League volunteers signed up to promote Tastes and Treasures book, AZ Heritage Center at Papago Park and Arizona History. There was a lot of interest in the Portraits of Courage exhibit by President George W. Bush as we handed out brochures and showed them his book with the paintings.

Mary and John Garbaciak visit the booth

Ruth McLeod, Judy Kittoe, Judy Blackwell

Donna Esposito, Nina Filippi

Cathy Shumard, Ruth McLeod planning the show

Monday, November 12, 2018

Kai at Wild Horse Pass serves Native American cuisine

With a historic nod to Kai, we have featured White Tepary Bean Puree in Tastes & Treasures II, page 66-71. Glad to see Phoenix Home and Garden also emphasizing the importance of native seeds and ancient super foods in it's October issue.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Hackett House, Tempe Sister Cities headquarters

Who doesn't like chocolate? Get reservations to visit Hackett House in Tempe on Friday.
While you are there, pick up Tastes & Treasures II: A Storytelling Cookbook of Historic Arizona.
Another non-profit organization and Tempe Sister Cities headquarters.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Tastes & Treasures II helping St. Jude's hospital

Raul Sanchez, Ruth McLeod, Susan Dale
Tastes & Treasures II does more than promote AZ history and foods. After meeting with Raul Sanchez at Lon's (pages 76-81 in Tastes & Treasures II), we partnered with St Jude's for their silent auction. They now have signed books of both volumes of Tastes & Treasures. Raul is a manager at Lon's, helping promote the resort and our book which features Lon's on the front cover.
Non-profits helping non-profits, working towards a good cause.

Rock Springs Cafe is 100 years old

Congratulations to Rock Springs Cafe for 100 years!
Great history, delicious food, outstanding pies!! Featured in Tastes & Treasures II: A Storytelling Cookbook of Historic Arizona with their photo on the back cover and pie recipes inside.
Be sure to visit for your holiday pie and take home a copy of the book or order at