O'Connor House Becomes


O’Connor House is now the Sandra Day O’Connor Institute. O’Connor House, a non-profit organization, is dedicated to solving complex issues through civil discourse and collaborative action.  In recognition of the need to continue to expand and enhance its endeavors, the Board of Directors voted to change the name of the organization from O’Connor House to the Sandra Day O’Connor Institute.  

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Dinner With Churchill

“Policy Making At The Dinner Table”


Saturday, September 12, 2015

Camelback Inn


Cita Stelzer | Author

Senator Jon Kyl | Moderator


It was December, 1941. In the wake of the Pearl Harbor attack, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill was hurried across the Atlantic, arriving secretly at the White House. During his 24-day stay, including Christmas Day, Churchill and President Franklin Roosevelt, would forge what turned out to be the Grand Alliance, joining together to defeat Adolf Hitler and Nazi Germany.

“During World War II, Winston Churchill’s battlefield was the dining room. Armed with his wit, ever-present cigar and flute of bubbly, he lorded over his adversaries and allies as the world’s foremost dinner-table diplomat. Cita Stelzer’s new book, “Dinner With Churchill,” is a welcome addition to the myriad biographies of and histories about the British prime minister.”                                  - The Washington Post

Join us for this extraordinary event where the talented Camelback Inn chefs will replicate the White House dinner menu prepared for President Franklin Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill on December 25, 1941. Over the two week period that Churchill stayed at the White House, and as America prepared to enter World War II, the alliance between the United States and Great Britain was crafted to defeat Hitler and Nazi Germany. 





Oral History Project:

Call For Memories

Do you have a memory, interesting anecdote or item that could be included in the Sandra Day O'Connor Oral History Project? Did your personal or professional path cross that of Justice O’Connor?  Every memory is welcome and individuals are invited to contact the Sandra Day O’Connor Institute with their stories or information via email at memories@oconnorhouse.org.


Sandra Day O’Connor Institute seeking additional funding necessary for the Oral History Project. To donate please click HERE or to receive more information.


What began as a project to move a house, has become an effort to move a state and the nation
In 2006, the historic adobe home of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor was slated for demolition. When a few community leaders met to plan its relocation, they didn't realize that the O'Connor House would become both a physical location and a symbolic movement to rebuild the way Arizona solves its pressing political, economic and social issues.
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"My hope is to

re-create a place that will be a center for problem-solving and for bringing together groups with divergent views."

Society, at all levels, has a need to work together to solve the many challenges facing our state and nation.

I know that it is possible for people to sit down together and engage in cooperative problem solving. We can do it. The possibilities are endless."

- Justice Sandra Day O'Connor


Our Mission: To continue Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's legacy of solving important social, economic and political problems through civil dialogue leading to civic action.