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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2019 HISTORYMAKERS GALA IS SATURDAY,  february 23, 2019

The Historical League is proud to present TURQUOISE & TUXEDOS  2019 Arizona Historymakers Gala. On February 23, 2019 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa, the Historical League will be honoring six new Arizona Historymakers for their contributions to Arizona’s heritage and culture.

Meet Our 2019 Historymakers:

Betsey Bayless, Arizona Secretary of State, Health and Civic Leader
Dr. Arthur DeCabooter, Educator and Land Preservationist
Michael J. Fox, Founding Director and CEO of Western Spirit: Scottsdale Museum of the West
Alfredo Gutierrez, Arizona State Senator & Community Activist
Merrill Mahaffey; Western Artist, Painter & Teacher
Vernon Swaback, Internationally Recognized Architect

The Historical League’s signature fundraising event will feature a special presentation of the six honorees and a silent auction, “Arizona Treasures,” with a curated collection of the unique goods and experiences our state has to offer.

TURQUOISE & TUXEDOS Gala and the Historymakers program are presented every two years. Proceeds support the Historical League and the Arizona Heritage Center at Papago Park as it continues to expand its programs and exhibits for children, our community and visitors to our state.

TURQUOISE & TUXEDOS 2019 Arizona Historymakers Gala:
Saturday, February 23, 2019
Arizona Biltmore McArthur Ballroom
2400 E Missouri Ave, Phoenix AZ 85016
6:00 pm Cocktail Reception & Silent Auction

7:00 pm Dinner & Program

Western Black Tie

Reservations can be made on line here

Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, click here, or contact Catie Richman at catie@evanscommunications.com for more information.




Arizona history and favorite recipes come together in this new 216 page, hard-cover Tastes & Treasures II:  A Storytelling Cookbook of Historic Arizona.

The cookbook has been written by members of the Historical League, and it is filled with colorful photographs, unique histories and special recipes from 24 historic Arizona venues.

Also featured are Historymaker’s biographies, photos, recipes, and food memories.

The Cherished Legacies section honors individuals in our lives with stories and recipes.

Watch a video featuring the book on 3TV Good Morning AZ. Click here

Listen to an interview on BigBlend Talk Radio. Click here

Tastes & Treasures Volume II: A Storytelling Cookbook of Historic Arizona available now. $30 Retail. Available in the STORE.






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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.  https://arizonahistoricalsociety.org/museum/arizona-heritage-center/ 



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