In honor of Arizona's 100th Birthday Celebration, I am asking friends to post their historical photos of your life, events and locations in Arizona. With your permission, I will display copies of the photos at our booth at the Arizona Statehood Celebration on February 14th ! Here is my first photo for the project. Family day at Encanto Park in Phoenix, 1950.
Modernism Week is an exciting 11 day celebration of mid-century modern design, architecture, and culture in Palm Springs, California. This design aesthetic originated in the 1940s, 50s and 60s and was typified by clean, simple lines which came to define desert modernism.
Modernism Week is filled with a variety of events including architectural tours, films, lectures, an architectural symposium, educational events, and chic, fun parties in cool mid-century modern homes and boutique hotels.
Mary L. Holden and I collaborated on a Minibuk, "Yavapai" which we introduced at the 26th Annual National Hispanic Women's Conference in Phoenix, Arizona on October 6 & 7th, 2011.
Mary presented "Yavapai" to the Arizona Centennial Commission, and the Arizona Historical Advisory Commission, and they have officially approved of our book.
We have been invited to showcase our accomplishments, and have taken a Booth for Statehood Day, February 14, 2012, set up on the House and Senate Lawns at the Capitol Complex.
Mary and I are both Arizona natives and I was born in Prescott, thus the inspiration for the title, "Yavapai."
There will be many wonderful activities on the 14th. The Happy Birthday Arizona Celebration begins at 9am and the USPS First Day Issue Celebration will be on the Main Stage. Performances, birthday cake, legislative events and many other exciting activities will be available to guests.
We look forward to seeing you!
Mary L. Holden, Editor
Kathryn Henneman, Artist
ps: We will keep you posted regarding our location and the details of the day.