Friday, May 5, 2023

Thanks to 2023 Historymaker Angel Delgadillo for saving Arizona's Iconic Route 66

Angel Delgadillo has been honored as 2023 Arizona Historymaker. He is “The Father of the Mother Road” – advocate for the preservation of Historic U.S. Route 66 and we are so grateful for his dedication to saving Route 66.

This is an interesting article talking about Route 66 across the country.

HISTORY | MAY 4, 2023 2:44 PM

Route 66 Turns 100 in 2026. What’s in Store for the Iconic Highway?

Some states have renovations in the works

As Zona Lorig Historymakers Legacy Chair comments, "Hurray for Illinois. Maybe they’ll be a beacon for the other Route 66 states!"

National History Day AZ presentation by Dr. Kristen Rex at May meeting

With Dr. Kristen Rex and her staff plus the experience of Stacey Trepanier, the National History Day AZ is running very smoothly. How exciting to learn about the program from Dr. Rex's talk at our May meeting. Anne Lupica explained the League's support in NHDAZ, both with volunteering, judging, funding. The QR codes next to the students pictures are a direct link to their exhibits.

Many League members are retired teachers, appreciating the value of the program.

Thanks to Josephine Pete for photos.

May 1 Historical League meeting presentation

Monday means meetings at the museum since it is closed and we have the entire place. With presentations in the Steele Auditorium, lunch in the lobby and time to socialize, we enjoy the first Monday of every month.

We learned about the Historymakers Legacy Project presented by Zona Lorig; Website by Cathy Shumard; Social Media by Ruth McLeod at the May 1 meeting. Audience asked questions. Dr. Kristen Rex gave a wonderful report on NHD AZ. Treasurer Nina Filippi reported of the funds we are giving to 56 NHD AZ students for their trip to National Competition in Wash. D.C. Guest of Margaret Baker from Litchfield Historical Society was Director Lisa Hegarty. Happy Cinco de Mayo everyone!

Thanks to Dr. Josephine Pete for photos.