Thursday, January 30, 2020

Lisa Schnebly Heidinger has featured article in The History Issue, Arizona Highways

With history in her veins, Lisa continues to share fascinating stories of early Arizona. As a Historical League member, Lisa Schnebly Heidinger was a wonderful co-writer for Tastes & Treasures II: A Storytelling Cookbook of Historic Arizona.
Her latest article in the History Issue, February 2020, Arizona Highways features a remembrance of Emma Lee of Lee's Ferry. Don't miss it!

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Tour of Arizona State Capital Museum

Thanks to Michael Cady for a fabulous Historical League tour of the Arizona State Capital museum.

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Phoenix Suns to honor Historymaker Rev. Warren Stewart, key figure in fight for Arizona's MLK holiday

Honored by the Historical League as a Historymaker in 2017, Rev. Dr. Stewart continues to be recognized. 
From the Arizona Republic:
Longtime Civil rights activist the Rev. Dr. Warren H. Stewart Sr. is slated to be recognized during halftime of Monday’s Phoenix-San Antonio game as part of several activities on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Stewart a prominent leader in the effort for Arizona to adopt the holiday honoring King in the late 1980s and early '90s, after a holiday that had been put in place was rescinded by then-Gov. Evan Mecham. After several years of ongoing controversy and national publicity -- including the NFL vowing to withhold bringing a Super Bowl to the state -- voters approved adoption of the holiday in 1992, after an initial vote had failed two years earlier.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Tastes & Treasures II Cookbooks stored in new location

With the Arizona Heritage Center at Papago Park bringing in new exhibits, the storage area for cookbooks was no longer available.
Thanks to Dr. Burns, we now have a large, separate, locked room for our books, conveniently located a few offices away from the Historical League office. Dr. Burns found new shelving for the area and moved the books just before Christmas. We are very grateful!
Cathy Shumard is ready to mail books!

Saturday, January 11, 2020

January Guest Speaker Jim Elitzak of Zak's Chocolates

GOOD chocolate is so delicious. Jim Elitzak, owner of Zak's Chocolates, was the guest speaker at our January meeting. He explained the process of extracting rich cocoa from the beans. We sampled some of the finest chocolates! 
Jim has traveled the world in search of the best cocoa beans for Zak's Chocolates. 
It's worth the visit to his store, and you can pick up a copy of Tastes & Treasures II also.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

AZ Foothills features Holiday Prelude /Historical League booth photos

Non-profits helping non-profits. We were pleased to have a table promoting the Historical League with Tastes & Treasures II cookbook at Holiday Prelude. Funds raised from vendor sales help Phoenix Youth Symphony and Phoenix Theatre Guild. Lots of great photos of us at the event.

Saturday, January 4, 2020

Happy New Year!

Best way to start the New Year? with a re-order of Tastes & Treasures II: A Storytelling Cookbook of Historic Arizona. Lon's is restocked thanks to Norma Hinton for delivering a box to Tami Norton. Plan a lunch on the patio at Lon's at Hermosa Inn and pick up a copy of the book in the lobby.