Monday, August 24, 2020

Women’s Equality Day: Suffrage Roundtable Virtual Event

 Women’s Equality Day: Suffrage Roundtable Virtual Event

Wednesday, August 26 - 6:00 - 7:30 pm AZ/PT
Join the Arizona Historical Society on Wednesday, August 26 for a very special virtual program commemorating Women’s Equality Day. 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote nationally. For the first time ever, we are bringing 6 authors together (virtually!) to talk about the history of women’s suffrage. Moderated by Heidi Osselaer, author of Winning Their Place: Arizona Women in Politics, 1883-1950, historians Kif Augustine-Adams, Sara Egge, Shannon Risk, Rachel Gunter, Karen Pastorello will share their perspectives and research. Together we will discuss women’s suffrage, Arizona history, and where we go from here. Bring your questions for the Q&A and conversation.

Be sure to read the roundtable in the new Journal of Arizona History Summer 2020 issue online at Project MUSE ( Available free August 1-31.

Free event but registration is required. 

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

How to Keep Cool During the Summer Heat

As temperatures soar to triple digits this week, here are a few items that Arizonans from the past used to take the edge off the blistering heat. On the left is a 1920s ice cream storage container and recipe book, which would no doubt make a cool treat! In the middle is an 'Arctic Circle & Air Coolers' fan. While electricity was around in 1945, hand-held fans were still a useful way to help beat the heat and keep cool. On the right is an electric desk fan that started to become prominent in Arizona during the 1890s. Unfortunately, electric power was not always available.
AHS Collections left to right: T96.8.1, T80.48.15, T91.29, TX4839

Monday, August 17, 2020

New Arizona Historical Society License Plate

 The Arizona Historical Society’s license plate has an electrifying new look! ⚡️ Share your love of Arizona history and outfit your vehicle with the new specialty license plate, which features an image of a stunning Arizona monsoon storm. Sales from the plate support our mission to connect people through the power of Arizona’s history as we preserve and share Arizona’s past. Order yours today at

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Still Marching: Women inResistance Speakers Series

 Still Marching: Women in Resistance

Tuesday, August 18 - 6:00 - 7:00 pm AZ/PT

Join the Arizona Historical Society for Women in Resistance, a conversation centered around Indigenous activism featuring activist Rosetta Walker. This deeply powerful conversation will center around the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women movement that has swept the nation. Walker will share her experiences by promoting change and allowing voices to be heard.

Free event! Registration is required.

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Rosetta Walker resides in Tempe with her husband and daughter and has been an Arizona resident for 25 years. Walker is a community volunteer, advocate and influencer in the Native American community. Walker was a steadfast advocate at the Arizona Legislature during the hearings for House Bill 2570 Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Study Committee. She attended House and Senate hearings and was present for the signing of the bill into law by Governor Doug Ducey in May 2019.

For more information, please contact Allison Avery at  

Saturday, August 8, 2020

River of Time Museum supports Historical League

 Fabulous Treasure Trove Culinary Kit Box supports River of Time Museum PLUS Tastes & Treasures II. Check it out and find great items!

Even though many museums are closed during this Covid-19 pandemic, including Arizona Heritage Center at Papago Park and River of Time Museum in Fountain Hills, we can still support them.