Wednesday, September 28, 2022

CINDERELLA performance for Family Holiday Party Dec. 11, 2022

CINDERELLA tickets are here! Join us at the Phoenix Theatre on Sunday, December 11, 2022 for a reception and matinee performance of the timeless classic, Cinderella, by Rodgers and Hammerstein. The show was nominated for nine Tony Awards, featuring a new cast of characters and some new songs.

The Historical League reception offers complimentary light refreshments, a no-host bar, a raffle for children, a wine raffle and more! Festivities begin at 11:30 am in the theater’s beautiful upstairs space of the Mezzanine Terrace, and the show starts in the main theater at 1:30 pm.

Tickets are now available for $70 and $90 at Click on the link to the Phoenix Theatre website or call the Phoenix Theatre box office at 602-254-2151. Specify that you are purchasing tickets for the Historical League benefit performance. Tickets will be available until and including Friday, November 25.

Monday, September 26, 2022

Chandler Museum Tour September 22, 2022

 Chandler Museum tour was filled with history and 'behind the scenes' visits. Thanks for Lynn Woods for organizing this. Thanks to Bonnie Newhoff for great pictures.

The tour brought to life the Dust Bowl in Chandler, AZ. Bonnie Newhoff comments, "We learned some fascinating history of Chandler. The handsome guy in the old black and white photo is Dr Alexander Chandler himself. He was a veterinarian but more interested in real estate. The oil over the fireplace next to Pat Faur is him in his nineties."

Lunch at the Olive Garden afterwards was delicious and a wonderful time to socialize.

Monday, September 19, 2022

September Historical League meeting

Good friends, Good food, Good volunteering. Hugs, smiles, laughter . . . our group does a lot of volunteering but also has a lot of fun. Getting together at the September 12 meeting after a long summer is so rewarding. President Chris Hackett welcomed League members back while Mary MacMahon and Lynn Wood signed up members for tours. The AZ Heritage Center looks good and we are ready for a wonderful year with so many activities planned. Thanks to Bonnie Newhoff for taking great photos.

The September 12 meeting kicks off the year at AZ Heritage Center. AHS Debbie McKinion spoke at the September League business meeting updating us.

Amazing Arizonans have been honored with the Historymakers Program. Have you seen the 1993 Historymakers Gala video?

Zona Lorig showed this video and talked about the Historymakers.

Do you know someone special who should be honored as a Historymaker? Nomination form at

After the meeting, we enjoyed a delicious lunch served in the lobby area with Historymaker Wall as a beautiful backdrop. 

2017 Historymaker Dr. Warren H. Steward, Sr. honored by Phoenix City Council

 Congratulations to Dr. Warren H. Stewart, Sr. (honored as Arizona Historymaker in 2017) who continues to do good works.

Friday, September 16, 2022

Nominations for 2023 Arizona Historymakers

Honoring those special people who do so much for Arizona is the intent of the Historymakers Program. Who would you nominate for 2023 Arizona Historymaker? 

Nomination must be received by September 30.


Since 1992, the Historical League has recognized outstanding Arizona women and men who have exhibited one or more of these qualities in our community/state: 
• Commitment to philanthropy, volunteer service, community or government 
• Achievement in a particular area where they have displayed exceptional accomplishments 
• Contributed in an exceptional way that benefits Arizonans and others 
• Commitment to education for the benefit of many Each Historymaker participates in giving an oral history that will be archived at Arizona Heritage Center Library and on 

The Historical League honors Arizona Historymakers 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 history museum 
• Supporting our youth through the National History Day Arizona program 

All nominees must be current residents of the state of Arizona and able to be interviewed by the Historical League for their life story. Nomination deadline is September 30, 2022. 
Nominee’s Information 
Nominee’s Name _________________________________________________ Individual, Couple or Family may be nominated. 
Home address or place of business____________________________________ 
Email ____________________Preferred phone _________❑ Cell ❑ Home ❑ Business 
How has the nominee displayed one or more of the above qualities to their community and/or Arizona?___________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ 
Additional materials may be submitted including websites, awards, press coverage. 
Nominator’s Information 
Your Name_______________________________________________________ 
Home address or place of business ____________________________________ 
Email ___________________
Preferred phone _________❑ Cell ❑ Home ❑ Business 

Note:You may nominate more than one individual. Mail to Arizona Heritage Center c/o Diana Smith, 1300 N. College Ave., Tempe, AZ 85281 or email to