Friday, November 20, 2020

A Conversation with Dr. Lydia Otero "In the Shadows of the Freeway"


This week! Join us on Thurs, Nov. 19, from 6-7:30 pm for a conversation with Dr. Lydia Otero about their 2019 book, "In the Shadows of the Freeway: Growing Up Brown & Queer"
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Book Cover for "In The Shadows of the Freeway: Growing Up Brown & Queer" by Dr. Lydia Otero

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Phoenix Home & Garden says Give the Gift of Tastes & Treasures II

 Recommended by Phoenix Home & Garden as a great gift to give, Tastes & Treasures II is featured for 2020. Storytelling, history, recipes, color photos!

Kudos to Historical League PR chair Carolyn Hartman!!

Friday, November 13, 2020

3TV video of Tastes & Treasures II linked to

Tastes & Treasures II was featured on 3TV. What fun to share history and recipes of Arizona. Video from 2018 featuring co-authors Leslie Christiansen, Linda Corderman, Ruth McLeod and Cathy Shumard. Now linked to on Home page.

$30 Hard-cover, color photographs, 138 recipes.

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Monday, November 9, 2020

An Artist’s Eye to History: A Conversation with Katharine McKenna

 An Artist’s Eye to History: A Conversation with Katharine McKenna

Thursday, November 12
6:00 - 7:00 p.m

Join the Arizona Historical Society for a virtual conversation on Thursday, November 12, from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. with renowned contemporary artist Katharine McKenna. From 1977-1978, McKenna worked for the Museum of Northern Arizona and spent time documenting Northern Arizona people and places. Hear from McKenna about her Northern Arizona ethnology and archeology work from her recent publications, “The Paleontologists Daughter” and “Navajo Collecting Trip.” During this period of her life, McKenna documented her experiences through her writing as well as photography.

Thursday, November 5, 2020

History of water in Phoenix with Leah Harrison

    Where would we be without water in Phoenix? 
A fascinating look into the history of water in Phoenix was presented at the November Historical League meeting by Leah Harrison, manager of Research Archives and Heritage at Salt River Project. We are fortunate to have such outstanding speakers sharing their knowledge and history in Zoom meetings. The photos tell some of the amazing story. Thanks to Dee Steen for co-ordinating the speaker.