Thursday, June 13, 2019

Touring with Tastes & Treasures II




Jenny Erwin has a fabulous idea with Tastes & Treasures II cookbook. Her Facebook post is below:
Last week John & I began a fun culinary adventure inspired by Tastes & Treasures II. A storytelling cookbook of historic Arizona, published by the Historical League, Inc. it was a gift from my dear friend Cathy Shumard who helped with the project. Twenty-four historic restaurants are featured along with recipes of their signature dishes. Instead of cooking these dishes, we decided to dine at each place over the next year and have the chefs sign our book. Our first stop was Gertrude's at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix. That night we enjoyed a desert inspired meal..including elote fritters on the patio with the full moon as the backdrop for the Garden's Electric Desert display. Where will be go next? We haven't decided but John is leaning toward Rock Springs Cafe. He is eager to try their famous pies. Maybe you join us on our next culinary adventure. Cheers!

Monday, June 10, 2019

New Board of Directors for 2019-2020

Congratulations and welcome to new Board of Directors 2019-2020 who began their official term with today's meeting. 
President Susan Dale, President Elect Claire Nullmeyer, Secretary Chris Hackett, Treasurer Nina Filippi, Members at large-Anne Lupica, Cathy Shumard, Zona Lorig. 
Thank you for volunteering with the Historical League and continuing to make this organization vital, important and fun!

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Cathy Shumard and Jana Bommersbach

Cathy Shumard talked with Jana Bommersbach at the Women's Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. Needless to say, Jana bought a book! It was exciting to hear that Jana is telling the story of Eddie Basha and his chocolate cake in her next book, due out in December. The recipe for this delicious cake is in Tastes & Treasures II.

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Energetic president Mary Garbaciak


A big Thank You to our energetic past president 2018-2019, Mary Garbaciak, who has been known to ride her bike to meetings! Here she is with Cathy Shumard to discuss Tastes & Treasures II: A Storytelling Cookbook of Historic Arizona.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Guest speaker at Historical League Recognition Luncheon

Robert Stieve, editor of Arizona Highways, was the guest speaker at Historical League's Recognition Luncheon at Paradise Valley Country Club. What a wonderful presentation filled with history and fascinating stories of the Grand Canyon as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the park. 
Did you know that AZ Highways gets no funding from the state? It made publishing history In 1946 with the first all-color magazine in the world. The cover of that issue was a photograph from Barry Goldwater who contributed many more photographs over the years. Presented with a copy of Tastes & Treasures II: A Storytelling Cookbook of Historic Arizona as a thank you gift, Robert was most appreciative.

1925 first issue of Arizona Highways 

Barry Goldwater's photo was on the cover in 1946, the first time it was an all-color magazine.



1935 Arizona  map and Sedona was not listed

Recognition Luncheon chairs Bonnie Newhoff and Nancy Evans thank Robert with a copy of Tastes & Treasures II: A Storytelling Cookbook of Historic Arizona

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all mothers out there. 
One special lady that was a mother to all Historical League members was Joan Muckenthaler. Although she did not have children, she nurtured many of us in the Historical League. 
We devoted a page to her in Tastes & Treasures II with her story and Exotic Chicken Salad recipe, which we enjoyed at the May 6 League meeting.




Monday, May 6, 2019

Big Blend Radio and TV Magazine interview

The Spring/Summer issue of Parks & Travel Magazine just published featuring the Tastes and Treasures II radio interview with Cathy Shumard, Ruth McLeod and Lisa Schnebly Heidingera. It also includes a short write up with Lutes Casino and The Garden CafĂ©. This is part of the Love Your Parks Tour story series with Big Blend Radio and TV Magazine. 
Tastes and Treasures II interview and recipes will also be featured in the summer issue of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine. 
Tastes and Treasures feature - Page 44-45. Hear the interview by linking to one of the websites below.



- On Calameo.com:https://en.calameo.com/read/0039965660a149df09e2e?page=44 
- On Issuu.com: https://issuu.com/…/…/parksandtravelmagazinespringsummer-/44 
- On NationalParkTraveling.com: https://nationalparktraveling.com/…/tastes-and-treasures-i…/


Thursday, May 2, 2019

Recognition Luncheon and Annual Meeting

Honoring volunteers who have given many, many hours for the Historical League is the focus of our Annual Recognition Luncheon. Thanks to Nancy Evans, Mary Parker and Bonnie Newhoff for organizing this event at Paradise Valley Country Club. Thanks to Cindy Tidwell-Shelton for documenting all those hours. Thank you to outgoing President Mary Garbaciak and Welcome to 2019-2020 President Susan Dale and her new board.
2018-2019 President Mary Garbaciak and 2019-2020 President Susan Dale

Awards Chair Cindy Tidwell-Shelton and President Elect Claire Nullmeyer

Janna Cross and friend enjoy Joe Lupica on the piano

Linda Fritsch, Mary McMahon, Julie Moore

Larry and Margaret Baker

Many received awards for their volunteer hours!

Cathy and Tom Shumard

Delicious Chocolate Mousse


Dee and Chuck Steen

Karolee Hess and Ruth McLeod
Norma Hinton

Susan Howard, Clede Gorrell, Jan Murray




Al and Ruth McLeod


Tawn Downs, Bonnie Newhoff, Norma Jean Coulter
Cathy and Tom Shumard, Pat Christopherson, Patti Goss

Women's Hall of Fame Induction May 1, 2019



Women's Hall of Fame was an inspirational event, guided by Historical League members Zona Lorig and Norma Jean Coulter who are on the board. 
Many other League members volunteered with check in, set up, table decorations, greetings, Tastes & Treasures book sales. We have wonderful workers in our organization. 
Women's Hall of Fame quilts show each honoree.  
The Living Legacy honorees are amazing women: Shelley Cohn, Sharon Harper, Cindy Hensley McCain, The Honorable Barbara Rodriquez Mundell. The Legacy honorees had incredible stories: Emma Lee French (1836-1897), Kate Thompson Cory (1861-1958), Guadalupe Huerta (1920-2000), Rose Lyons McKay (1881-1934).
It was wonderful having the Cactus Pine Girl Scouts be the honor guards as well as Emcee Mary Jo West doing a great job.

Volunteers helping at the event are
Seated Anne Lupica, Judy Blackwell, Mary McMahon, Julie Moore, Jan Murray, Clede Gorrell
Standing: Ruth McLeod, Norma Jean Coulter, Zona Lorig, Cathy Shumard, Mary Parker.
Not pictured Janet Weiss, Patt Walker, Margaret Baker, Susan Dale, Laurie Sue Retts, Pam Stevenson.


Zona Lorig greeting guests







Janet Weiss and Patt Walker at Tastes and Treasures table
Margaret Baker assisting customers
check in table






Living Legacy honorees: The Honorable Barbara Rodriquez Mundell, Shelley Cohn,
Cindy Hensley McCain, Sharon Harper

guest with Mary Jo West Emcee