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

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Tempe Book Festival

Patti Goss, Cathy Shumard, Norma Jean Coulter
Promoting Tastes & Treasures II: A Storytelling Cookbook of Historic Arizona is fun and rewarding. Thanks to Cathy Shumard, Norma Jean Coulter and Patti Goss for selling the book at Tempe Book Festival yesterday. The weather was perfect and customers were very interested in the book. 
It was also an opportune time to share "Portraits of Courage", the new exhibit at AZ Heritage Center. Many were unaware of this and looking forward to seeing it.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Thank you luncheon for Cookbook Committee

Co-chairs Cathy Shumard, Leslie Christiansen, Linda Corderman,
writer Lisa Schnebly Heidinger, Ruth McLeod
Creating Tastes & Treasures II was a HUGE undertaking. A Thank You Luncheon was held at co-chair Linda Corderman's home November 1 to recognize all those who helped with the book. Celebrating the successes and chuckling over the gaffes, we remembered the details of publishing a storytelling book.
We continue to share the stories of Arizona, her history, her people, food memories, photographs, recipes and promote the AZ Heritage Center at Papago Park with this book.

Cathy Shumard, Ruth McLeod, President Mary Garbaciak

Barb Ziehler, Sharron McKinney, Mary Parker, Dee Steen, Norma Jean Coulter, Zona Lorig, Margaret Baker, Patti Goss

Dishwashing detail: Cathy Shumard, Nina Filippi, Donna Esposito, Leslie Christiansen, Bonnie Newhoff

Pat Faur, Barb Ziehler, Sharron McKinney, Mary Parker

Judy Kittoe, Barb Ziehler, Zona Lorig, Judy Blackwell, Norma Jean Coulter

Mary Parker, Bonnie Newhoff

Carolyn Mendoza, Delores Tomasek, Jan Murray, Judy Blackwell, Norma Hinton, Lisa Schnebly Heidinger
Mary Garbaciak, Leslie Christiansen,  Janet Weiss, Susan Dale, Bonnie Newhoff, Mariamne Moore

Zona Lorig, Margaret Baker, Patti Goss, Pat Christopherson

Nina Filippi, Cathy Shumard, Judy Kittoe, Donna Esposito, Mary Pat Honey, Pam Stevenson

Clockwise Left side: Mary Garbaciak, Leslie Christiansen, Janet Weiss
Right side: Judy Blackwell, Norma Hinton, Lisa Schnebly Heidinger