Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Water Awareness Month

April has been Water Awareness Month for Arizona. Thanks to 4 Historymakers for all their work on water in Arizona:
2003 Historymaker Jack Pfister - Community Leader and Advocate for Arizona's Future.
2017 Historymaker Jon Kyl - U.S. Senator, Water Expert
2023 Historymaker Frank M. Barrios - Water conservation policy maker; master storyteller focused on the contributions of Mexican American communities in Phoenix.
2023 Historymaker Terry Goddard - Historic Preservationist, Activist for Transparent Government

Jack Pfister

2023 Arizona Historymaker Terry Goddard

Saturday, April 27, 2024

Tastes & Treasures II delivered by Cathy and Tom Shumard to River of Time Museum

 River of Time Museum in Fountain Hills now restocked with our storytelling cookbook, thanks to wonderful volunteers. Cathy Shumard comments, "Tom and I delivered a box of Tastes & Treasures II to Yvonne Prater at the River of Time Museum & Exploration Center on Friday. Yvonne sold a few boxes before covid and was happy to receive more."

Friday, April 19, 2024

Tastes & Treasures II delivered by Mary Perona to Navajo Co. Historical Society

 Driving through Navajo County, Mary Perona writes, "On our drive back home we stopped at the Navajo County Historical Society and gave them a box of our wonderful Tastes and Treasures II: A Storytelling Cookbook of Historic Arizona. Dawn Sawyer, the administrator, was delighted to get them."

Saturday, April 13, 2024

Happy 100th Birthday South Mt Park

 Happy 100th Birthday, South Mountain Park & Preserve! Originally called Phoenix Mountain Park, it was formed in 1924 when President Calvin Coolidge sold its initial 13,000 acres to the city of Phoenix for $17,000. Arizona Historymaker Ben Avery is smiling down on this 100 year celebration. More about Ben Avery at www.HistoricalLeague.org/historymakers/Ben-Avery

Thursday, April 11, 2024

Top ten winner of 3rd grade AZ Postcard Contest is Samanvi Koduri

One of the top ten winners of 3rd grade AZ Postcard Contest; Samanvi Koduri from Mrs Kyle's class at Chandler Traditional Academy Independence displays her artwork. Dr. Kristen Rex encourages her to describe each aspect of her drawing as part of the pizza party - a bonus for all the winners and their happy classmates.

The Historical League is proud to help support this program.

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Superstition Mt. Museum carries Tastes & Treasures II in Gift Shop

Who has ridden a Boneshaker bicycle? Dave McElligot gift shop and event manager at Superstition Mt. Museum shows off the "Boneshaker" (bone-shaker). The term from 1869 refers to the first type of true bicycle with pedals. Boneshaker had an extremely uncomfortable ride, which was caused by the stiff wrought-iron frame and wooden wheels surrounded by tyres made of iron.

Tastes & Treasures II: A Storytelling Cookbook of Historic Arizona is a new book for their gift shop. Cathy and Tom Shumard delivered a box of books and took time to enjoy the many sights of the Superstition Mountain Historical Society Museum.

Monday, April 8, 2024

NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four in AZ April 5-8

NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four, held in Glendale April 6-8, 2024, will also extend to downtown Phoenix with Final Four Fan Fest events April 5-8. These events will put the state and the city in the spotlight.

Thanks to the vision of Jerry Colangelo, 2001 Historymaker, who brought the NBA and Phoenix Suns to Arizona. Do you think he knew it would get this big??
Detailed bio, oral history and pictures at www.https://historicalleague.org/historymakers/jerry-colangelo

Third Grade Arizona Postcard Contest top finalist 2024

 Third graders are involved in Arizona history with this Arizona Postcard Contest. It's a great program conducted by AHS Dr. Kristen Rex with support from the Historical League. Here are the top finalists for the 2024.