History Highlights: OTM’s Seasonal Program Series

The Old Trails Museum’s quarterly program series, History Highlights, features local and regional historical topics. Visit our History Highlights page for details and images of all the speakers, exhibits, and programs that OTM has presented so far.

The Old Trails Museum offers its 2018 Spring History Highlight on Saturday, May 19, at 2 pm at La Posada Hotel, 303 East Second Street. Author Gregory McNamee will explore the tradition of movie-making in Arizona with the free presentation of Cowpokes, Crooks, and Cactus: Arizona in the Movies. This program is made possible in part by Arizona Humanities. Above: Humphrey Bogart (far right) in Sahara in 1943.

The rest of this year’s programs include the 2018 Summer History Highlight, Sheep Ranchers and Herders of Arizona by Dr. Barbara Jaquay on Saturday, August 11, at 2 pm at La Posada Hotel; and the 2018 Fall History Highlight, Arizona’s First Meteorite Man: H H Nininger by Kenneth Zoll on Thursday, October 18, at 5 pm at the Winslow Visitors Center.


Winslow Antiques Appraisal Fair

The 2018 Winslow Antiques Appraisal Fair will take place on Saturday, July 14, from 10 am to 4 pm at the Winslow Visitors Center/Hubbell Trading Post, 523 West Second Street. Sean Morton of Morton Appraisals in Scottsdale will bring his expertise back to Winslow so residents can have their historic items identified and appraised. Participants can schedule their one-on-one appointments with Morton by calling OTM at 928-289-5861 by Thursday, July 12. The charge for the first appraised item is $15 and for the second item is $5. The Winslow Antiques Appraisal Fair is presented as a service to the community; the event is not a fundraiser and the charge is only to cover costs. We hope to see you there!


HighDesertFlyIn-LogoOriginal.JPEGHigh Desert Fly-In of Winslow, Arizona

OTM partners on the High Desert Fly-In, a free annual event when residents, tourists, and pilots from around the country are invited to Winslow’s historic airport to enjoy airplanes, history, food, and more. For information about the 2018 High Desert Fly-In Fly and Back in Time Gala on October 13, 2018, go to the High Desert Fly-In website and Facebook page. At the 2014 event, OTM debuted the Flying through History: The Winslow-Lindbergh Regional Airport exhibit, which tells the airport’s story from its celebrated beginnings through the present day.