The Historical League is proud to present Turquoise & Tuxedos 2019 Arizona Historymakers TM 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

6:00pm Cocktail Reception & Silent Auction

7:00pm Dinner & Program

Western Black Tie


Sponsorship opportunities are available. Please contact Catie Richman at catie@evanscommunications.com for more information.

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