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.

In conjunction with the 2018 High Desert Fly-In and Fly Back in Time Gala on October 13, the Old Trails Museum offers its 2018 Fall History Highlight on Thursday, October 11, at 5 pm at the Winslow Visitors Center/Hubbell Trading Post, 523 West Second Street. Kenneth Zoll, Executive Director of the Verde Valley Archaeology Center in Camp Verde, will give a free presentation of Arizona’s First Meteorite Man: H.H. Nininger.

Above: Inside the American Meteorite Museum – housed in the former Meteor Crater Observatory – in the 1940s. (Courtesy of Kenneth Zoll)

The 2019 Winter History Highlight, Hi Jolly and Mystery of the US Army Camel Corps by educator Casey Davis, will take place on Saturday, February 9, at 2 pm at the Winslow Visitors Center/Hubbell Trading Post, 523 West Second Street.


Winslow Antiques Appraisal Fair

The 2018 Winslow Antiques Appraisal Fair took 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 brought his expertise back to Winslow so residents could have their historic items identified and appraised. Participants scheduled 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 was $15 and for the second item is $5. OTM will present the Winslow Antiques Appraisal Fair again in summer 2019 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.