Saturday, January 30, 2021

Bill Shover, 2003 Historymaker, has an amazing history

Honored as a Historymaker in 2003, Bill Shover has helped Arizona become a major player. Read his story in Frontdoors Magazine and also his biography, oral history and more photos on our website.

Frontdoors Magazine February 2021 Issue
Frontdoors Magazine February 2021 Issue
Featuring Bill Shover + Cowgirls Historical Foundation + Backpack Buddies + Parents of Addicted Loved Ones

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Chef Ryan Swanson of Kai featured in Tastes & Treasures II

 Featuring Kai at WildHorse Pass with Chef Ryan Swanson in Tastes & Treasures II was a "no-brainer". Many visitors at Kai think so too including Jen, a guest who also purchased our book with Kai's history and recipes.

She wrote, "My husband and I were guests at the Wild Horse Pass when I attended a conference there in 2017. We ate at Kai which was an amazing experience and as the final guests of the evening we got to meet Chef Ryan Swanson as we departed. Wish we had gotten a picture with him but didn't think of it at the time.
We learned a lot during that dining experience about the culture and food of the area and have shared our story with others. I was trying to look up information recently and came across the article written about the work your group did with Chef Swanson on the second volume of your book. Instead of buying it on Amazon or a local website I went to your website to see if it could still be purchased there - this way your group would receive the proceeds from the purchase to continue your work.
We are looking forward to reading the history of the area and attempting to recreate some of the recipes from the book - although I highly doubt it'll be as wonderful as Chef Swanson's creations."


Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Reviews of Tastes & Treasures II

Thanks to Sharron McKinney who mails out website orders of Tastes & Treasures II: A Storytelling Cookbook of Historic Arizona. She writes a personal note in each order, thanking the buyer and asking how they learned of the book. Here are a few replies:

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Remembering Calvin C. Goode, honored as Historymaker 2003

Phoenix - Goode, Calvin C., 93, of Phoenix passed away on December 23, 2020. Mr. Goode served continuously on the Phoenix City Council from January 2, 1972 - January 3, 1994, serving 11 consecutive terms. He was the longest tenured elected official in the history of the City of Phoenix, serving as Vice Mayor in 1974 and 1984. The Phoenix City Hall was renamed the Calvin C. Goode Municipal Building in his honor.

Councilman Goode lived a life of community service, advocating for equal opportunity, affordable housing, education, and improving the quality of life in Phoenix, through a wide range of organizations and was a longtime active member of the Historic Tanner Chapel AME Church.

Mr. Goode leaves to cherish his memory three sons—Vernon (Zina), Jerald, and Randolph (Natalie); six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Visitation: Saturday, January 9, 2021 from 12:00 Noon-4:00PM outside the Calvin C. Goode Municipal Building located at 251 W. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85003

Services will be virtual on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 10:00AM via Zoom and Facebook Live using the information below:



(669) 900 6833

Meeting ID: 874 2678 7724

Passcode: 994517


In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the following.

•George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center:

•Booker T. Washington Child Development Center:

•A.C.T. Goode Scholarship, NFBPA-Central Arizona Chapter:

•STARS Scholarship, South Mountain Community College:

To Plant Memorial Trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store.

Published in The Arizona Republic from Jan. 5 to Jan. 7, 2021.

Friday, January 8, 2021

Preserving the Past: How to Care For Your Family Photographs

 Preserving the Past: How to Care For Your Family Photographs

Thursday, January 14, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Online event. Cost: $10

Are you the keeper of your family’s archive? Do you have historic photographs, albums, or negatives that you don’t know what to do with? Or how to properly care for them, so they survive to the next generation? This one-hour workshop will help you identify the different types of photography in your collection and the ways to best care for and preserve those memories.

Thursday, January 7, 2021

January Zoom Historical League meeting

 The business of running the Historical League continues with Zoom meetings. Our January meeting brought 37 members. We learned that, thanks to great PR by Carolyn Hartman, shipping by Cathy Shumard and Sharron McKinney, co-ordination by Nina Filippi and Clede Gorrell, credit card sales by Norma Jean Coulter and many other workers, 554 Tastes & Treasures II books were sold on Amazon and in October, November and December.

Carolyn Hartman

Clede Gorrell

Nina Filippi

Pat Grogg

Sharron McKinney

Zona Lorig

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

NHD Field Trip podcast


New Year, New National History Day Podcast


National History Day is launching a new podcast, NHD Field Trip. Join host and National History Day Executive Director Cathy Gorn as she explores the annual NHD contest theme through field trips to museums, libraries, and archives. The pilot episode features a visit to the new Planet Word Museum in Washington, DC, to speak with founder and CEO Ann Friedman about the museum's mission and tour some of Planet Word's exhibits related to NHD's 2021 theme, Communication in History: The Key to Understanding.Listen to the teaser here, and stay tuned for the full episode by Monday, January 11, 2021, wherever you get your podcasts!

Monday, January 4, 2021

2021 First meeting of the year

Great way to start off 2021 with a Zoom Historical League meeting organized by President Susan Dale with 37 attendees, updates on financials, strategic planning, website, Tastes & Treasures II sales, publicity, correspondence, volunteer hours, membership and more. It was  followed up with a Jana Bommersbach presentation on the Suffragettes movement titled 'Hyenas in Petticoats'.

We are all so grateful to "see" each other even if it is virtual. There is time to chat, share stories and plan for the future of the Historical League.