Saturday, August 13, 2022

2012 Centennial Gala


The Historical League Requests Your Nominations for the 2023 Arizona Historymakers 

The Historical League will again be honoring men and women who have made significant contributions to the state of Arizona with outstanding achievements in areas such as arts, athletics, communications, community service, education, medicine, and entertainment. 

As a member of the Arizona Historical Society Central Arizona Chapter, the Historical League, or a Historymaker, you are eligible and invited to nominate living men and women who reside in Arizona to be considered an Arizona Historymaker honoree. Past honorees are listed on the left. To learn more about these Historymakers, visit and click on Historymakers. The nominations we receive are used by our selection panel to assist in determining who will become our 2023 Historymakers. Those selected will be presented and honored at a reception at the Arizona Heritage Center Museum at Papago Park on October 14, 2023. The highlights of the evening will be a video program sharing each Historymaker’s unique life accomplishments and an unveiling of an exhibit featuring their achievements. We hope you will join us for this celebration. 

Before the event, each Historymaker participates in giving an oral history, that will be archived at the Heritage Center Library and will also be available on our website: 

The Historical League has been honoring Arizona Historymakers since 1992 for the purpose of:
         •   Recognizing and honoring outstanding living Arizonans

  • Raising funds for education, exhibits, and various programs that assist the Arizona Heritage Center Museum at Papago Park
  • Increasing public awareness of the 80,000-square-foot Papago Park history museum 
  • Supporting our youth through the National History Day Arizona program

    The Nominating ballot is at
  • Please complete the ballot and return to the museum before September 15, 2022. We thank you for your help and look forward to celebrating our new Historymakers with you in October 2023.
    Diana M. Smith
    Historymakers 2023 Recognition Program Chair
  • Mail ballot to Diana M. Smith. c/o Arizona Heritage Center.    1300 N. College Avenue.   Tempe, AZ 85288