Scottsdale Heritage Connection

The Friends of the Scottsdale Public Library supported a $500,000 capital campaign for the Scottsdale Heritage Connection.

SHC Ribbon Cutting
Mayor Jim Lane and Paul Messinger cut the ribbon for the Scottsdale Heritage Connection

This permanent exhibition, which officially opened on October 19, 2019, incorporates 2,000 square feet inside the Civic Center Library as well as periodic exhibits of local history highlights in each of the other Scottsdale Library branches. It includes:

  • Over 10,000 photographs and images of Scottsdale, its buildings, events and residents
  • Nearly 300 audio and video interviews with Scottsdale residents highlighting the City’s rich history
  • Over 400 books, phone directories, media and high school yearbooks specific to the Scottsdale area
  • Local newspaper clippings from as early as the 1950s

The space includes computers to access the online collection and to watch and listen to recordings, a quiet research area to view historical records, display cases with local artifacts and an area to host lectures and community meetings related to local history topics.

Project Donors

The Friends would like to make a special thank you to the City of Scottsdale for including the Scottsdale Heritage Connection in its 2018-19 budget.

Gold Donors: $50,000 – $99,999
Messinger Family

Silver Donors: $15,000 – $49,999
Douglas Sydnor Architect and Associates, Inc.
Sundt Construction, Inc.

Bronze Donors: $5,000 – $14,999
Becker Family Foundation
The Charro Foundation
The Friends of the Scottsdale Public Library
Teresa Kim Hayes-Quale
John & Gail Hull
Christine & Rick Kovach
Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust
Prestige Cleaners
Silverman Family Foundation
Anna Unterberger

Copper Donors: $1,000 – $4,999
John Berry
David & Barbara Buzzelli
Naomi Caras-Miller
Don Carson
Carol & Don Damaso
DC Ranch
Joan Fudala
General Dynamics
Johnson Family
Dr. & Mrs. Jamie Kapner
Virginia Korte
Kiwanis Club of Scottsdale McCormick
Linda Millhaven
Donald & Barbara Prior
Rose Law Firm
Jim & Nancy Schamadan
Carol & Randy Schilling
Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch
Peggy Sharp-Chamberlain
Diana Smith
Marshall Trimble
Women’s Ministries of Mountain View Presbyterian Church

Howard Alper
Barbra & Frank Arnold
John & Kathryn Bamberl
Dana Braccia
Russ & Elisa Brancati
Robert Breen
Bridwell Enterprises
Brad Brittain
Barbara Burns
Sam Campana
Peter Carpenter
Sheila Collins
Bonnie & Stephen Crosby
Andrea Davis
Dr. Arthur & Mary Decabooter
Mark & Linda Eberle
David Edge
Rita Fenily
Joan Freund
Beckie Gallivan Butler
Leonard Gubar
Greg Hague
Rita Hamilton
Ed & Susan Hitchcock
Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa
James & Theresa Keeley
Nancy & Deborah Knight
Paul & Karen Knouse
Pam Krewson
Mayor W.J. “Jim” & Mrs. Joanne Lane
Cheryl Marks
Mary Beth McCullagh
Loren & Lois McFarland
Patti & Scott Miller
James & Jeannine Moyle
Newcomers Club of Scottsdale
Randy Nussbaum
David Ortega & Rosemary Gannon
Guy Phillips
Aileen Plumb
George & Gerry Ramsay
Judith Register
Laraine Rodgers
Eileen Rogers
Rachel Sacco
John & P.H. Schwantes
Scott Shumaker
Robert & Vicki Smith
Barry & Liz Solomon
Scottsdale Rotary Club
Gary Shapiro
Vernon & Lucille Swaback
Doug Sydnor
Joanne Terry
Jim Vickers
Karl & Mina Voldeng
Kurt Warner
Jim Wellington
Ruby White