Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Mary Jo West February meeting guest speaker

Guest speaker co-ordinator Dee Steen presented Mary Jo with a copy of Tastes and Treasures: A Storytelling Cookbook of Historic Arizona.
Always an excellent speaker, Mary Jo West kept us enthralled with stories of her career in television and theatre at the February Historical League meeting. 
President Elect Claire Nullmeyer reports, "Mary Jo spoke about her 44 years as the first woman news anchor with the local television station, working beside Bill Close, up to her current employment at Sky Harbor. She  talked about doing a documentary about Mother Theresa and receiving her great gift, from Mother, of a baby girl who became her beloved daughter and the mother of Mary Jo’s three grandchildren on whom she lavishes her $11 hourly salary. Mary Jo shared a message using the word SUCCESS (E for Ethics) She very graciously recognized Pam Stevenson as a colleague."

Museum Director Tawn Downs, Mary Jo West, Dee Steen

Motoring through Time at Heritage Square Feb 8, 2020

Jolene Beard greets visitors
Visit the Historical League booth at Motoring through Time & Heritage Festival, Saturday, February 8, 2020. 
See vintage and custom vehicles on display, stroll through booths featuring local nonprofits and vendors, experience a fun kids’ play area with an all new Cookie Car Cook-Off, and eat delicious food from local food trucks. This is the 13th annual Motoring Through Time festival at Heritage Square, with vehicles and vendors participating in and around this unique local landmark. Visitors will also get to walk through the Rosson House Museum for free on the day of the festival!
Thanks to Jolene Beard, Donna Esposito and Patti Goss for greeting visitors at this event.
Jolene Beard and Donna Esposito ready to go at Motoring Through Time
Thanks to Donna Esposito for this photo.

Fun things to see this year:
Cool Cars – President Herbert Hoover’sHudson 7-Passenger Phaeton, a 1923 Dodge Truck, a 1926 Cadillac 7-Passenger Touring car, a 1948 “Mater” Studebaker Tow Truck, a replica 1965 Shelby Cobra 427, and a 1947 Mack Firetruck.
Vendors Include 
– Dur Wurst Hot Dogs, Historical League, StrEAT Gyro, Reilluminated Lamps, Leavitt & Asher Jewelry, Arizona Model Railroad Society, Phoenix Trolley Museum, and Girl Scout Troop 997 (they are bringing cookies, we repeat, they are bringing cookies!!)Kids’ Area – Box Cars, our first annual Cookie Car Cook-Off, and fun games
On Stage 
– Phoenix’s own Obadiah Parker

Location: Heritage Square in Downtown Phoenix
Date: Saturday, February 8, 2020, 10am-3pm
Admission: Museum admission is FREE on this date only; Festival admission is always free

About Rosson House Museum
The Rosson House Museum is a fully restored 1895 Queen Anne Victorian house museum, interpreting the history of Phoenix and Territorial Arizona. Tours of the house include all living areas and offer visitors a glimpse into the lifestyles of early Phoenix families. Admission to the Rosson House Museum is by guided tour only. All tours last approximately 60 minutes. The maximum number of people per tour is 12. Groups of 8 or more require reservations.
About Heritage Square
Heritage Square is a striking reminder of the city’s vibrant Victorian past. Located on Block 14 of the original townsite of Phoenix, the Square dates back to the late 1800s, and the restored Rosson House Museum is its crowning jewel. Heritage Square is operated in conjunction by the Heritage Square Foundation (a 501c-3 nonprofit organization) and the City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department, and is owned by the City of Phoenix.