Join the Winslow Historical Society and Winslow Centennial Committee this Saturday, April 14, from 2 to 4 p.m., for the next Second Saturdays in Winslow presentation, “Riding the Rails into Winslow,” at the Snowdrift Art Space, 120 West Second Street. Former Santa Fe locomotive engineers Bill Shumway and Bert Peterson will discuss and illustrate the development of the railroad through Northern Arizona and the establishment of the City of Winslow. Doors open at 1 p.m. so that visitors can view additional Santa Fe images and BNSF video, as well as some model train displays in anticipation of Winslow Railroad Days the following weekend.
The Old Trails Museum is a partner in the Historic AZ 66 Geocaching Project! Geocaching is a worldwide “treasure-hunting” game played by GPS users. This series of caches, which is a partnership between the Historic Route 66 Association of Arizona and several of Arizona’s Route 66 communities, debuted on April 1. “Cachers” will get a unique look at the history of these Route 66 communities, sites, and attractions. The project celebrates Arizona’s State Centennial on February 14, 2012, and has an official Arizona Centennial Legacy Project designation from the Arizona Historical Advisory Commission. For more information on the Historic AZ 66 caches, go to http://tinyurl.com/73luxn6, and for more on the growing phenomenon of geocaching, go to Geocaching.com.
OTM returns to regular hours (from winter hours) on April 1, 2012. We’re now open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 AM to 4 PM.
The Old Trails Museum explores the history and cultures of Winslow, Arizona, and the surrounding area.