Monday, April 30, 2018

Stories from Historymakers Wall Exhibit at AZ Heritage Center

While viewing Historymakers Wall exhibit at AZ Heritage Center during the AZ History Convention Friday reception, some stories came to light.
Jack Allen was a Boy Scout with Historymaker John Driggs.  John's father, Doug, drove seven of them, crammed into a 1935 Chevy army ambulance, to the Grand Tetons in Wyoming for their mountain climbing badge. It was high on the mountain that Doug Driggs celebrated his 50th birthday. Great memories for those Boy Scouts.

Beautiful silver and turquoise jewelry was worn at the Friday reception. Linda Cravens wore her mother's necklace purchased circa 1890. Made from hammered coins it is a lovely piece. The original string broke years ago. Fortunately all the beads fell into her lap so it has been restrung with wire now.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

AZ History Convention reception at AZ Heritage Center

Norma Jean Coulter and Julie Moore visit with Lew Armer
It was an enjoyable time April 27, celebrating the AZ History Convention with an evening reception at AZ Heritage Center. Strolling through exhibits, visits with old friends, good food from Dancing Chef and Tastes & Treasures II cookbook on display. Norma Jean Coulter and Julie Moore did a great job talking about and selling cookbooks.

Les Roe was happy to see the Historymaker display he created 15 + years ago is still functioning well and versatile.
Ruth McLeod and Pam Stevenson reminisce with Les about past exhibits he designed.

Friday, April 27, 2018

Tastes & Treasures II at AZ History Convention

Patt Walker set up the display AND packed it up the last day.
Tastes and Treasures II historic AZ cookbook is ready for the Arizona History Convention. Patt Walker set up an inviting display! Double Tree Hilton in Tempe. April 26-28, 2018.
So many wonderful Historical League members helped with sales of Tastes and Treasures II cookbook at the convention. BIG Thank you: Patt Walker, Julie Moore, Norma Jean Coulter, Bonnie Newhoff, Mariamne Moore, Margaret Baker.
It takes a village . . .
Bonnie Newhoff chats with customer
Norma Jean Coulter and Julie Moore visit with customer Lew Armer.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Historymaker Joe Beeler

This major retrospective exhibition pays tribute to Joe Beeler, a founding member of Cowboy Artists of America. Mr. Beeler was also honored as a Historymaker in 1995 with many photos and artifacts at the AZ Heritage Center at Papago Park in Tempe, AZ.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Wisdom's Cafe in Tubac

Leslie Christianse, Cliff and Celeste Wisdom, Cathy Shumard, Ruth McLeod
Wisdom's Cafe was another highlight on our Historical League trip. Working with owner Celeste to have recipes and history in Tastes & Treasures II was delightful. Such a lovely lady and the entire family (4 generations) are helping with the restaurant. Seventy-three years in business is impressive. Delicious food too!

Cathy Shumard, owner Cliff Wisdom, Ruth McLeod

Lindy Isacksen and Linda Fritsch at entrance patio

Monday, April 23, 2018

Norma Jean helps create raffle basket for AHS Convention

With the AHS State Convention in Tempe, April 25-27, Norma Jean Coulter has been finding appropriate books for one of the raffle baskets. Tastes & Treasures II and The Journal of Sedona Schnebly are two of the items.
The Historical League volunteers worked for over two years on Tastes & Treasures II: A Storytelling Cookbook of Historic Arizona. Printed locally, we are excited to see brisk sales after the first six weeks.  Lisa Schnebly Heidinger authored The Journal of Sedona Schnebly, a fascinating look at life in the West in the early 1900's. Sedona Schnebly is Lisa's great grandmother. Lisa also wrote the introductions to all 24 historic restaurants in Tastes & Treasures II.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Ramsey Canyon on Historical League tour

Ramsey Canyon tour with 40 from the Historical League - fascinating. Deer, Hawk's nest, hummingbirds, towering Cottonwood and Sycamore trees. Around 120 settlers lived there in 1890's looking for silver and planted apple, plum, apricot trees along with vinca flowres. Mr Ramsey started a toll road. Another developer had a dance hall over the creek bed in the 1920's where the Fort Huachuca band played.
Thanks to Claire Nullmeyer for these beautiful photos.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Master Navajo Weavers

Master Navajo weavers can create amazing works of art. Our Historical League tour brought us to the Steve Getzwiller home and Nizhoni Ranch Gallery in Sonoita. It is filled with historic, traditional and new weavings dating from 1910-2017.

Friday, April 20, 2018

DeGrazia Gallery in Tucson

Joan Galloway, Susan Howard, Dee Steen, Karen Overton, Carolyn Mendoza
Norma Jean Coulter
DeGrazia tour on Historical League tour Day 3. Felt inspired to see all his works: sketches at 3 am, cholla slices embedded in cement for the floor, stations of the cross . . .so much artistic expression in his home.

Cholla slices in cement floor

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Mini Time Machine Museum in Tucson on our trip

Fascinating place. We could have stayed all day . . . there is so much detail. Thanks to Claire Nullmeyer for her great close-up photos.