Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Historical League members enjoy 2023 Arizona Historymakers Event

 Sharing the event with family and friends, Historical League members relax and enjoy the 2023 Arizona Historymakers Celebration on October 14.

Saturday, November 25, 2023

Michael M Crow honored at 2023 Arizona Historymaker Celebration

 A Board Meeting in Australia prevented Michael Crow from personally accepting his honor of 2023 Arizona Historymaker™ as Educator and Innovator: under his leadership as president, Arizona State University achieved national renown. But that did not stop those who appreciate the work he is doing for Arizona State University from supporting him at the event October 14 at Arizona Heritage Center. He joined us via a pre-recorded message on the big screen.

Nancy Burnett, Bill Kavan, Laura and Herb Roskind, Alan Sandler

Friday, November 24, 2023

Frank M. Barrios 2023 Historymaker has many supporters

 The Barrios family and friends came out to accept the 2023 Arizona Historymaker honor for Frank M. Barrios. Kelley Perry gave a lovely speech at the podium. 

Even though he has left this world, his good works continue to motivate us to create a better Arizona. Frank was honored for his water conservation policy maker; master storyteller focused on contributions of Mexican American communities in Phoenix.

2001 Historymaker Stevie Eller at 2023 Historymaker Celebration

 Stevie Eller knew almost everyone who attended the 2023 Arizona Historymaker Celebration at the Arizona Heritage Center. Honored as 2001 Historymaker along with husband Karl, she continues to support Historical League events.

2023 Historymaker Dr. Von Hoff greets Stevie

Thursday, November 23, 2023

Grateful for our wonderful volunteers.

 Strong supporters of the Arizona Historymakers™ Program, Historical League members not only worked for two years towards the October 14 event, they filled tables with friends and family. The Historical League is grateful for the dedicated volunteers.

Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Thank you to Diana Smith for chairing 2023 Historymakers Celebration

 Taking time to meet and visit with every honoree at the 2023 Arizona Historymaker, Diana Smith made chairing the event look easy. After 2 years of meetings, plannings, photographers, selection committees, oral histories, sponsors, caterers, programs and so much more, she was the perfect hostess at the Celebration October 14. The Historical League is most grateful for her leadership!

Saturday, November 18, 2023

Thanks to Carolyn Hartman, Frontdoors Media writes in-depth article about 2023 Arizona Historymakers Celebration

Publicity is a big job. Carolyn Hartman filled those shoes so well for the 2023 Arizona Historymakers™ Celebration, from the Announcement party to the October 14 Celebration.

In the words of chairman Diana Smith, “Carolyn was navigating photographers and media for the event. . . an incredible amount of work and effort to track and distribute information.”
We continue to receive great reviews, photos and articles in local and state wide periodicals. THANK YOU CAROLYN.

 Frontdoors Media

Dr. Jeffrey M. Trent, Dr. Daniel D. Von Hoff, Elizabeth White, Dolan Ellis,
Denise Resnik, Angel Delgadillo & The Honorable Terry Goddard

Dolan Ellis table filled with friends and family at 2023 Arizona Historymakers Celebration

 Friends, family and Historical League members gathered round to congratulate 2023 Arizona Historymaker™ Dolan Ellis during the October 14 Celebration.

Friday, November 17, 2023

Future Historymakers?

 Future Historymakers? Who knows where the talent, determination and enthusiasm will take these National History Day students. As special guests of the 2023 Arizona Historymakers Celebration, they rubbed elbows with some inspirational honorees.

Thursday, November 16, 2023

National History Day Students and Parents attend 2023 Arizona Historymakers Celebration

 Parents can make such a big difference in the life of a child. National History Day AZ students excelled at National Competition this year and parents played a big supporting role. The Historical League is an advocate of the NHDAZ program (both financially and with volunteers) and invited the students and parents to 2023 Arizona Historymakers Celebration Oct. 14. One parent remarked, "It is good to have the students recognized for all their hard work, not just by their peers but also by adults who value history."

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

National History Day Students participate in 2023 Arizona Historymakers Celebration

 "We didn't realize it was such a big event," was one comment from National History Day Students. They were involved in 2023 Arizona Historymakers™ Celebration, coming early to set up their National competition display to share with guests.

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

All ages enjoy 2023 Arizona Historymakers Exhibit

 Young and old, guests crowded the exhibit to view the 2023 Arizona Historymakers™ Exhibit October 14. A celebration of months and months of preparation by the Historical League, the ribbon cutting was met with cheers and applause.

Monday, November 13, 2023

November 6 Historical League meeting

 Members meet, greet and eat at the November Historical League meeting. After the guest speaker and business discussion, lunch is served and it's time to socialize. Thanks to Bonnie Newhoff and Mary Perona for the photos.

Friday, November 10, 2023

Dr. John Mack guest speaker at Nov. meeting

 El Tovar, Harvey Company and Atchison,Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad played a pivotal role in creating the dominant mythology of the American Southwest. As guest speaker at the November 6 Historical League meeting, Dr. John Nathan Mack gave us a fascinating view into the post-Civil war period when national attention shifted to the canyons and deserts of the American Southwest.

Thanks to Pat Grogg for the great educational programs this year.

Thanks to Bonnie Newhoff (who said his talk was Great) and Mary Perona for wonderful photos of the presentation.

Pat Grogg thanks Dr. John Mack