DATE: 2/6/2023
TIME: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
COST: $23.00

General Membership Meeting, Program, & Lunch

The General Membership Business Meeting and presentation will be held February 6th in the Steele Auditorium at the Arizona Heritage Center. Lunch will follow.

Jason Carney, Executive Director of the Phoenix Film Foundation, will talk about “Film in Arizona: Past, Present, and Future.”

The Phoenix Film Festival is coming up March 23-April 2. The Phoenix Film  Festival started in 2000 by 3 local filmmakers to get some local exposure for their films. Twenty-one years and thousands of movies later, the Phoenix Film Foundation has grown from a 3-day exhibition to an 11-day celebration with over 250 films, filmmaking seminars, parties, and student workshops with over 20,000 attendees all at the Harkins Scottsdale 101.

The Phoenix Film Festival has been named one of The 25 Coolest Film Festivals and a Top 50 Worth the Entry Fee by MovieMaker Magazine and has been called the most filmmaker-friendly festival out there.

Mr. Carney will share an invitation to the Festival as well as a look at Arizona’s history as a significant player in movies then and now.

Lunch may be purchased online or reserve your place with Mary McMahon and pay by cash or check by February 2nd at 5:00 PM.  Members with reservations are responsible for payment even if unable to attend.


DATE: 4/13/2023 - 4/15/2023

Arizona History Convention - 2023 Hybrid

The three-day 2023 conference will be a hybrid event, with sessions held both in-person and online. The live online sessions will be held on April 13 and 14 with a full day of in-person sessions held on Saturday, April 15, at the Tempe History Museum and Library Complex, located at the corner of Rural and Southern Roads. 

To view the program, register for sessions, and to preorder lunch and/or dinner for Saturday, April 15, please visit: Arizona History Convention website Registration fees range from $50 to $15.

Everyone who registers for the hybrid conference must have a Zoom account, even if you plan to attend in person. When you hit the registration button, if you don't already have a Zoom account you will directed to register for a free account and then asked to download Zoom onto your device. 

For more details about the sessions and for the latest updates, follow the Arizona History Convention on Facebook 

If you have any questions, please contact Heidi Osselaer, Director,  Arizona History Convention, at:

Since 1960, the Arizona History Convention has provided a forum for the dissemination of original research and the discussion of topics in Arizona history. Held annually at rotating sites throughout the state, anyone interested in the history of Arizona, the Southwest, or the borderlands region is encouraged to attend. 

The Arizona History Convention, Inc., a 501(c)(3), is funded solely by donations, grants, and registration fees and is run by an all-volunteer board of directors.