Friday, March 26, 2021

Website Modernization Meeting on GoogleMeets

Since the smart phone was introduced in 2007, the way we communicate has changed dramatically. Websites are constantly evolving with this changing technology. Meeting with John Glass and Vadim Makoyed to find out what we can do to improve our website was so informative! We are grateful for their continuing expertise as they have guided us since 2013. Sorry I missed Zona Lorig in the photo; she is a big part of this website.

Saturday, March 13, 2021

Tastes & Treasures II gifted to Tolleson Elementary School District teachers

We are happy to share that your beautiful “Tastes & Treasures II” cook
books have been distributed to teachers of the Tolleson Elementary School District! Here is the link to the social media post I just posted on Facebook! This will also be shared across our School Connect social media. Dr Lupita Hightower was thrilled to receive these books and the teachers felt overwhelmed that someone would gift them something so meaningful! Ms Boston is receiving her book in this photo. Thank you for bringing Arizona History to life! Tracey Beal Tracey Beal Executive Director School Connect 602 670 6513

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Celebrate National Pi Day with Pie

Sunday, March 14 is National Pi Day. Whether you are a mathematician or not, you can celebrate with pie from Tastes & Treasures II: A Storytelling Cookbook of Historic Arizona. Five different recipes for pie are featured in the book along with backgrounds and food memories. Sedona's Apple Pie Dessert, page 171, relates to the life of Sedona Schnebly in 1901 Oak Creek Canyon. Mom's Sugar Cream Pie, page 162, gives us a vision of Phoenix in 1908 from O'Neil Printing. Boston Creme Pie, page 169, shares the heart-warming story of Pam Ryan. Or you can visit historic Rock Springs Cafe and purchase Mixed Berry Pie, page 103, and Apple Pie, page 106. Enjoy your pie!

Monday, March 8, 2021

Marked by COVID artwork installation

On Monday, March 1, the Arizona Heritage Center at Papago Park hosted Marked by COVID in partnership with The Floral Heart Project for a floral artwork installation and digital Heartbleed display to honor and memorialize the lives lost to COVID in Arizona. Since the pandemic began, more than 16,000 Arizonans have died from COVID-19. The memorial was on view through March 6. The media coverage of Monday's event was on Arizona Republic, AZ Central, Cronkite News, ABC 15, and AZ Family.

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

March Zoom Historical League meeting with guest speaker Ed Dobbins

At one point over 40 people were on the March Zoom Historical League meeting. We learned that the 40th Anniversary Fund has raised $66,383 thanks to the hard work of President Susan Dale, Pat Grogg and numerous other members. With guest speaker Ed Dobbins we were educated and entertained. Ed who joined the Historical League this fall, spoke about C.J. Dyer, who is best known for his 1885 bird’s-eye view of Phoenix. But Dyer created four others, including one that was never published. Dyer, a cartographer and artist, was also a Phoenix mayor. No photo of him was ever known until Ed discovered one last year during his research.