The mission of the Historical League, Inc. is to support the Arizona Historical Society and the AZ Heritage Center at Papago Park, Tempe, Arizona, formerly the Arizona Historical Society Museum, by contributing the services of its members, securing and allocating resources, and conducting informational and promotional activities.

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Historymaker 2019 nomination forms have been mailed to Historical League and Arizona Historical Society members. Closing date to accept nominations of Arizonans who have distinguished themselves in Arizona and their community, is August 31. Click here to download the nomination form.

There is still time to be a donor and get your name in the Acknowledgment section of our new Tastes and Treasures Volume II cookbook. The deadline to be included is September 28. As in the first Tastes & Treasures, it will showcase exceptional Arizona restaurants located in historic buildings. Featuring chef-inspired recipes, the cookbook will also include photos and share the histories of these properties. Also featured will be recipes and food memories from Historymakers such as Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, Jim Bruner, Ed Beauvais and Erma Bombeck. The warm Western hospitality and delicious cuisine we appreciate and celebrate will be reflected in this cookbook. A new section will feature tribute pages that honor individuals with a recipe, food memory, photograph and short biography.

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If you are someone who loves Arizona and its history, joining the Historical League may be right for you. Our organization is very social in nature and we feature lectures from historical experts at our monthly meeting, held the first Monday of each month. In addition, our members travel to historic sites and museums all over the state, as well as out-of-state trips to visit historic sites.

The Arizona Historical Society is Arizona's oldest cultural organization, founded by the Arizona territorial legislature in 1864. The Historical Society is responsible for preserving Arizona's rich and dynamic history, both for present and future generations. The centerpiece of the Society in Central Arizona is the AZ Heritage Center in Papago Park; 1300 N. College Ave, Tempe, AZ 85281. This magnificent tribute to Arizona's history is a Smithsonian affiliate. The Mission of the Historical League is to support the AZ Heritage Center in Papago Park. arizonahistoricalsociety.org/museums/tempe/


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