Our Mission

Celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2020, the Historical League, Inc. is dedicated to preserving Arizona’s rich cultural heritage and promoting public awareness of the Arizona Heritage Center, an Arizona Historical Society museum. The Historical League, an Arizona 501(c)(3)/509(a)(2) nonprofit membership organization, conducts several fund-raising activities, including publishing two award-winning storytelling cookbooks, Tastes & Treasures I and II. Members also volunteer their time and efforts for educational and promotional activities. Since 1979 the Historical League has contributed more than $2 million dollars to the Arizona Heritage Center and League members have volunteered over 175,000 hours to the League and museum. At monthly meetings from September through June, stimulating, thought-provoking speakers inform members about a wide variety of topics on Arizona’s history including intriguing inividuals and historic preservation. League members also enjoy tours to historic places, both locally and in other southwestern states.

40th Anniversary Celebration Builds a Fund for the Future
Fund begins with Charter Donors

The Future of History Fund is established in honor of the 40th Anniversary of the founding of the Historical League. The Fund will underwrite key projects that fulfill the League’s mission.

Members and friends of the Historical League are contributing, starting at the $250 level, to reach a goal of $100,000. The first year’s projects include:

  • An update of the Historymakers Hall exhibit
  • Support for Arizona teachers and students to develop National History Day projects
  • Outreach dollars for the Arizona Heritage Center to reach new audiences

These “kickoff” projects are just the beginning of the good that The Future of History Fund will carry forward.

The Fund is accepting Charter Donor gifts only during this founding period, which will conclude on June 30, 2021. After that date, with the Fund firmly established, gifts of any level, including memorial and honor gifts, will be included.

“History gives us hope for the future.”                                                                                                                                   ---Linda Whitaker, Honorary Lifetime Member of the Historical League and President of the Board,  Arizona Historical Society

To learn more about becoming a Charter Donor to The Future of History Fund, contact Anne Lupica at aelupica@gmail.com or (480) 250-8396.

Donor Levels

Total raised as of January 26, 2021 = $46,635

Gold $5,000 and above

Gold

Gail & the late Charles Lucky

Susan & Ennis Dale

Silver $2,500 to $4,999

Silver

Judy Blackwell

Marilyn & Robin E. Parke

Nancy & Stan Evans

Renee & the late Jack Donnelly

Copper $1,000 to $2,499

Copper

Becky Drinkwater

Cathy & Tom Shumard

Davie Garrison

Jan & Paul Murray

Peggy & Bob Withers

Zona & Tom Lorig

Amethyst $500 to $999

Amethyst

Anonymous

Deb & Ken Hester

Dee & Chuck Steen

Dr. Robert & Claire Nullmeyer

Drs. Laurie-Sue & Bill Retts

Jeannine & Jim Moyle

John & Mary Garbaciak

Linda & John Fritsch

Mary & Bill Parker

Monnie & Martin Calfee

Norma Jean Coulter

Patricia Grogg

Seth & Barbara Franzman

Turquoise $250 to $499

Turquoise

Anne & Fred Christensen

Anonymous

Anonymous

Barbara & Terry Fenzl

Barbara Ziehler

Benito & Tina Mellino

Betsey Bayless

Cindy & Frank Shelton

Frank Barrios

Janet Weiss

John & Marjorie (Avery) Bachert

Katie & Leroy Tovar

Lee & Shelley Coriell

Linda & Dennis Corderman

Lindy & Bob Isacksen

Lisa & Brandon Dale

Pam & Bill Stevenson

Peggy & Gerry Murphy

Rebecca & Melissa Ruffner

Richard Shaw

Ruth Ann & Phil Hogan