Monday, February 27, 2023

Historymaker Announcement Event Guests

 Distinguished guests filled the lobby at the 2023 Arizona Historymaker Announcement event on Feb 23. Historymakers from past years were on hand to welcome the 2023 honorees. They all know each other as they have worked together and planned together and contributed to the growth of Arizona.

Saturday, February 25, 2023

2023 Historymakers Announcement event

 Exciting time at Arizona Heritage Center at Papago Park as the 2023 Historymakers were announced. The reception was very well attended by Historymakers, dignitaries, press and Historical League members. 

Drumroll please - Announcement of our 2023 Arizona Historymakers: a very distinguished and diverse group who have done much for the state over the years. These Arizonans have made lasting contributions to society and the growth of Arizona:
Frank Barrios
ASU President Michael Crow
Angel Delgadillo
Dolan Ellis
Ira Fulton & The Fulton Family
Terry Goddard
Denise Resnik
Dr. Jeffrey M. Trent
Dr. Daniel D. Von Hoff
Mrs. Elizabeth White
We look forward to the official Historymakers event Saturday, October 14, 2023 at Arizona Heritage Center at Papago Park.
The 2023 honorees join the ranks of these previously honored Historymakers 


“A superb night of celebration” was the comment as crowds gathered for the announcement & reception of the 2023 Historymakers at Arizona Heritage Center. As Chair Diana Smith remarked, “Our guests left happy & smiling & awed by the depth of the Arizona history in the room.”
Historymaker Chair Diana Smith with husband David ready to welcome guests.

2001 Historymaker Stevie Ellis chats with Susan Dale and 2017 Historymaker Harry Papp.

Sunday, February 19, 2023

Supporting National History Day in AZ

Historical League supports NHDAZ in many ways. Being a judge is one of them. 

Check out these interesting exhibits.

National History Day in Arizona

We had an amazing day with Willis Jr High School and all of the East Valley NHD participants!
Special shout out to Salt River Project and as well as all of our amazing judges today. We cannot thank you enough for all of your help and support this year and every year!
Students: be on the look out for your feedback soon! We saw so many amazing projects and we have 83 students advancing to State!
Next week: West Valley!
Have an amazing weekend and see you again soon Phoenix! ❤️


Thursday, February 16, 2023

Wallace & Ladmo ReRuns

 Wallace & Ladmo reruns. Nostalgia abounds. Sundays 4 pm AZTV. So glad the Historical League honored them in 1992 as AZ Historymakers. Their legacy continues. More info and videos at

Sunday, February 12, 2023

Arizona Recollections and Reflections

 Memories feature on Facebook can be fun. Congrats to Historical League donating 2,800 Centennial books to schools in 2015. Arizona Recollections and Reflections: An Arizona Centennial Historymakers Commemoration continues to inform 4th and 8th grade students of the Historymakers Program. It shows AZ history from a personal perspective.

Saturday, February 11, 2023

Welcome to new members

 Wonderful to have new faces/members at our meetings and lunches.

Debbie Gipson

Janet Young with Phyllis and Peter Strupp

Lunch catered by Creations by Sergio

Pat Grogg, Terrie Pearson, Marie Tymond, Cathy and Tom Shumard

Thursday, February 9, 2023

February Meeting has Valentines Theme as Friends Gather

So many smiling faces during social time and lunch. We really do have serious business meetings and get a lot accomplished but Historical League members are a very friendly group.

Thanks again to Sandy Loeffler who has been creating table centerpieces for our meetings for years. Valentines month brought us candies with hidden messages inside.

Saturday, February 4, 2023

Films in AZ: Past, Present and Future: February guest speaker, Jason Carney

Films in AZ: Past, Present and Future. Looking forward to Feb 6 guest speaker, Phoenix Film Foundation Executive Director Jason Carney talk about the role of AZ in films and the Phoenix Film Festival (March 23-April 2).

The Phoenix Film Festival started in 2000 by 3 local filmmakers to get some local exposure for their films. Twenty-one years and thousands of movies later, the Phoenix Film Foundation has grown from a 3-day exhibition to an 11-day celebration of film with over 250 films, filmmaking seminars, parties and student workshops for over 20,000 attendees all at the Harkins Scottsdale 101.
The Phoenix Film Festival has been named one of The 25 Coolest Film Festivals and a Top 50 Worth the Entry Fee by MovieMaker Magazine and has been called the most filmmaker-friendly festival out there.