Free civics summer Camp O’Connor offered for middle-school students

Camp O’Connor 2019 applications will open Jan. 7. Camp O’Connor is a free, week-long summer program providing civics education and leadership development for middle-school students that is offered by the Sandra Day O’Connor Institute. The 2019 camp, now in its third year, will be held June 10-14 in downtown Phoenix at the Beus Center for […]

Cookbook provides tastes and tales of historic Arizona

Arizona history and favorite recipes come together in “Tastes & Treasures II: A Storytelling Cookbook of Historic Arizona.” Published by the Historical League of the Arizona Heritage Center at Papago Park, the book includes recipes and stories from some of Arizona’s historic venues, including Lon’s at The Hermosa Inn, El Chorro, Stockyards, Grand Canyon’s Harvey […]

Traveling exhibit of artwork by President George W. Bush coming to Arizona

The Arizona Historical Society, in partnership with Sandra Day O’Connor Institute, will host “Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief’s Tribute to America’s Warriors,” a special exhibit from the George W. Bush Institute, this fall. Growing out of President Bush’s personal commitment and the ongoing work of the Bush Institute’s Military Service Initiative, Portraits of […]

Former first lady speaks at inaugural Legacy Luncheon

The Sandra Day O’Connor Institute and Hospice of the Valley presented its inaugural Legacy Luncheon honoring former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor on April 25 at the Arizona Biltmore. Laura Bush, former first lady of the United States, was the featured speaker. Co-Chaired by Gena Bonsall and Penny Gunning, the Legacy Luncheon was created […]

Supreme Evening of Jazz benefits O’Connor scholarship

The Sandra Day O’Connor Institute will present “A Supreme Evening of Jazz – A Piano Triptych” featuring renowned Valley pianist Nicole Pesce and acclaimed international musicians Stephanie Trick and Paolo Alderighi on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 at the Tempe Center for the Arts. The benefit will support the Sandra Day O’Connor Scholarship, established by The […]

Author Doris Kearns Goodwin to speak at O’Connor Institute

On Friday, Nov. 10, the Sandra Day O’Connor Institute in Phoenix will present Dinner With Lincoln featuring Doris Kearns Goodwin, a multiple Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Presidential historian. The O’Connor Institute Annual History Dinner will honor former U.S. President. Abraham Lincoln, a press release states. The Presenting Sponsor is Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona and […]