Thursday, February 28, 2019

Tastes & Treasures II at Folk and Heritage Festival at Sahuaro Ranch March 2-3

The annual Glendale Folk and Heritage Festival will be a celebration of folk music, its history and culture, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 2-3. Drawing from a rich heritage of ranching, railroading and mining, the Folk and Heritage Festival allows attendees to experience the unique diversity of the Southwest. We will have a booth featuring our cookbooks and merchandise.
The festival takes place at the city’s Historic Sahuaro Ranch, 9802 N. 59th Ave., and at Glendale Main Public Library, 5959 W. Brown St. The free event features folk and bluegrass music performed by more than 400 musicians, live cowboy poetry and authentic storytelling, with five stages of music throughout Saturday and Sunday.
Marshall Trimble, Arizona’s Official State Historian, will open the festival Saturday morning, and he, along with other Culture Keepers named during Arizona’s Centennial, will present workshops with story and song that celebrate our state and its history during the festival. The Arizona Culture Keepers, including Trimble, will appear individually and in song circles and workshops.

Monday, February 25, 2019

Very Successful 2019 Historymakers Gala

It was a wonderful Historymaker Gala honoring six distinguished Arizonans Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 at the AZ Biltmore Resort in the Grand Ballroom. 
Such inspiring, heart-felt speeches. 
Such Turquoise and Western outfits. 
Such delicious food. 
Such a crowd. 
Such an outstanding, well-organized event!
Congratulations to Betsey Bayless, Dr. Arthur DeCabooter, Michael J. Fox, Alfredo Gutierrez, Merrill Mahaffey and Vernon D. Swaback.
Co-chairs Diana Smith and Pat Faur
Co-chairs Pat Faur and Diana Smith did a marvelous job!

Silent Auction co-ordinator Carolyn Hartman and Historical League President Mary Garbaciak

Cathy Shumard and Ruth Mcleod

Mary and Bill Parker, Lee Rogers, Al McLeod

Mary and Rob Ward with Greeter Renee Donnelly

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Great Fair of Fine Arts and Crafts in Fountain Hills

Cathy Shumard and Ruth Mcleod
Great Fair of Fine Arts and Crafts of Ft. Hills goes on rain or shine. Cathy Shumard and Ruth McLeod braved the cold and rain to set up Thursday, Feb 21. But with snow and freezing rain during the night, very few booths were open Friday morning Feb 22. The Historical League booth will be open on Sat. and Sun. Feb. 23-24 from 10 am - 5 pm with Tastes and Treasures II for sale, granola sampling, and lots of stories of Arizona history. 
damaged tents nearby
Can you see the fountain blowing tall in all the rain and mist??!!
Cathy Shumard
Can you see the damaged tents that collapsed from the weight of the snow and rain? Including the one right next to us! We are so grateful that our tent survived the storm.
We are also extremely grateful for our wonderful volunteers who were full of enthusiasm talking to customers who came out to enjoy the sun and the many booths on Saturday and Sunday. Stories of Arizona, history of our state, people and places and food were shared.
Pushing snow off the tent roof
Collapsed tent filled with snow and ice

Cathy Shumard, Ruth McLeod, Karen Overton, Lee Rogers
Helping customers with sales

Al and Ruth Mcleod are warm and dry after setting up tent

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Delighted to see Historical League member Norma Hinton delivering more Tastes & Treasures II books to Lons at Hermosa Inn. 

As Lons buyer Pam Swartz says, "They are quite popular." 

Book available at Hermosa Inn and

Norma Hinton and Pam Swartz

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Big Blend Magazine interview

Join Cathy Shumard, Lisa Schnebly Heidinger and Ruth Mcleod with Big Blend Magazine discussing the Historical League and Tastes & Treasures II.
Mike Lute from Yuma's Lutes Casino will be sharing recipes and stories too.
Noon, Sunday, Feb 17

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Tastes & Treasures II cookbook at Willo Home Tour

Patti Goss, Bonnie Newhoff, Karolee Hess, Norma Jean Coulter
Thanks to these wonderful volunteers for promoting our Tastes & Treasures II book at Willo Historic Home Tour this past weekend. Cold day but fun to visit and share the stories of Arizona through our book. Bonnie Newhoff, Karolee Hess, Norma Jean Coulter, Patti Goss are the BEST! 
Book also available at

Bonnie Newhoff, Patti Goss, Norma Jean Coulter

Karolee Hess

Norma Jean Coulter, Patti Goss

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Thank you notes for Tastes & Treasures II

Historical League member Janna Cross gifted copies of Tastes & Treasures II: A Storytelling Cookbook of Historic Arizona to several friends. How rewarding to read their Thank You notes! 
Janna is in the dark glasses telling people about Tastes & Treasures II at Scottsdale ArtFest. Sales were great at this event. Our volunteers are the BEST!

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

"Call Him Mac" Gary L Stuart guest speaker at February meeting

February Historical League meeting featured Gary L Stuart speaking on his new book “Call him Mac” about Ernest McFarland and his Arizona legacy.
All of us who love Arizona are indebted to Gary Stuart for his very moving story of “Mac’s” early years and his engagement with virtually every significant issue from the beginning to near the end of the 20th Century, noting he was a “political star in Washington (including his role as “father” of the G.I. Bill) while retaining his very personal touch to all Arizonans as “a man of the people, by the people, and for the people.” from Lattie F. Coor, Ph.D., 2017 Historymaker and President Emeritus and Professor of Public Affairs, Arizona State University