Saturday, October 15, 2022

Tour of Cattle Track Art Compound

The educational and artistic tour of Cattle Track Art Compound on October 13 was one of many "Behind the Scenes" experiences that League members enjoy.

Organizer Lynn Wood talked about one of the artist, "Brent Bond, Visual artist, furniture maker, Master Printer and proprietor of Santo Press gave a demonstration to the League members of his artwork, printer, and other aspects of his talents."
artist Brent Bond

Lynn and Mike Wood
Jan Murray, Karolee Hess, Pat Grogg, Mary McMahon, Clede Gorrell,
Sharon Guastella, Susan Howard

Dr. Josie Pete and Carolyn Mendoza

Delores Tomasek and Carolyn Mendoza

Delores Tomasek

Davie Garrison

Pat Grogg and Mary McMahon

A special feature during the tour was a presentation by Bob Boze Bell. Tour organizer Lynn Wood reports, “He was there being filmed for about 1/2 hour while giving his presentation to us.  He dedicates time with Brent Bond and Mark McDowell, also a visual artist of Cattle Track on the project." The Cascading Collage Concept of Women of the West.

League President Chris Hackett visits with Janie Ellis on the Cattle Track tour. “Janie is the owner and conservator of the Cattle Track Arts Compound. She lives in the home her parents, George and Rachael, built out of "redwood staves that were salvaged from a water pipeline." She is extremely talented in her own right. She gave a presentation, including early photographs, and she did show us around the premises, which is home to a number of artists, including photographers, printers, painters, ceramists and architects. Here’s a great article from Phoenix Home and Garden to you for background information on this fascinating place.”  

Jan Murray enjoys this photo of the Chapel at Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs and the carved doors.
Janie Ellis explained, "The Doors we salvaged. Someone bought them and was going to take them to the dump because they had termites in the bottom. We killed the termites and put them up there. Probably 16th century from Mexico. Many layers of gold leaf and paint."

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Sedona Schnebly's Apple Pie Dessert

Apple time. They are ripe and abundant so this is the perfect time for baking Sedona Schnebly Apple Pie Dessert, page 371 Tastes & Treasures Storytelling Cookbook II.

We tripled the recipe, making 4 smaller desserts to share with neighbors. Also tweaked the recipe a bit adding oatmeal to the topping; cinnamon, nutmeg and 2 tbsp lemon juice to the apples. Love the stories and history that go with these recipes.

Lisa Schnebly Heidinger's book about her great great grandmother, Sedona

Sunday, October 9, 2022

October General Meeting featured Dr. Lauren Harris

Bonnie Newhoff commented about the interesting presentation at the October meeting. "Our speaker at the October meeting, Lauren McArthur Harris, is a history professor at ASU. She talked about teaching history to today’s students and about the importance of the National History Day competition."

Dr. Lauren Harris with President Chris Hackett

Dr. Harris with Claire Nullmeyer

Mary Parker does a great job with the 50/50 raffle for Family Holiday Party with Cinderella. Members eager to participate at the October Historical League meeting.

Claire Nullmeyer with Dr. Harris
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Mary Parker does a great job with the 50/50 raffle for Family Holiday Party with Cinderella. Members eager to participate at the October Historical League
Sharron McKinney, Carolyn Mendoza, Mary Parker

Sharron McKinney, Linda Corderman, Mary Parker, Claire Nullmeyer

Museum updates given at the Oct General Meeting are always well received. We heard from Debbie McKinnion, Jason Mihalic (new Grants Co-ordinator), Salessia McGowan (Volunteer Coordinator). Diana Smith was enthusiastic about plans for the Historymaker Program with the new Nominees to be announced Feb 2023.

Diana Smith and Secretary Norma Jean Coulter

Linda Fritsch and Dianne Linthicum

Sharon Gaustala and Cathy Shumard


Sunday, October 2, 2022

New Member Orientation and Tour September 28, 2022

New Member Orientation and Tour: A great time to welcome fellow history lovers.

Claire commented, "It was a fun morning with our new members on tour through the Heritage Center. Lots of questions and individual memories shared. Laurie Sue gave a concise overview of the League’s work, play and education opportunities accompanied by Lynn Wood’s wonderful pumpkin spice cake! Rumor has it Lynn's cake was worth the price of admission!

 Past Pres. Claire Nullmeyer, Joyce Bailey, Janice Bryson, Dr Josephine Pete, new member mentor Laurie-Sue Rhetts, Lynn (tour co-ordinator) and Mike Wood, Pres. Chris Hackett