Who was Mary Harriman? Part 2.

When Mary Harriman graduated from Barnard College in 1905 her work with the New York Junior League continued, and in 1909 she founded a sanitarium for Brooklyn’s “consumptives,” an early term for tuberculosis, which often afflicted the poor living in tenement housing. But that same year brought the death of Mary’s father, E. H. Harriman,… Read More

Who was Mary Harriman? Part 1.

Mary Harriman was determined to be more than a debutante. Although born into a family of great privilege, the path she took was quite different from that which was expected of a member of one of New York City’s wealthiest and most powerful families. But as the oldest and favorite child of E.H. Harriman –… Read More

Children’s Museum of Phoenix Ranked Third Best Children’s Museum in the U.S.

Congratulations Children’s Museum of Phoenix! The Children’s Museum of Phoenix has just been rated the third best children’s museum in the United States. The Junior League of Phoenix (JLP) is proud to have been a contributor to the development of this fantastic space to promote joyous learning. From 2004 – 2010, JLP fundraised and contributed… Read More

Rosson House 35th Anniversary Celebration

On May 2, 2015 the Rosson House-Heritage Square Foundation and Guild celebrated their 35th Anniversary Celebration and received a dedication by Councilwoman Kate Gallego. The Rosson House Museum is a fully-restored 1895 Queen Anne Victorian house museum which interprets the history of Phoenix. Tours of the house include all living areas and offer visitors a… Read More

Margaret Hance: From the JLP to the National Stage

When Margaret Hance became mayor of Phoenix in 1975, she was a member of a very small club of women elected to run a major city in the U.S. But her rise in politics (and ultimately a career in public service at the national level) was grounded in a commitment to voluntarism at the local… Read More

How many First Ladies were in The Junior League first?

Five. Which is quite a few, when you consider that there have only been 20 First Ladies since Mary Harriman founded The Junior League in 1901. Eleanor Roosevelt had her introduction to public service as one of the first members of the Junior League of the City of New York, the first Junior League and… Read More