Winslow is the grand opening host site on the Arizona Humanities Council’s statewide tour of the Smithsonian exhibition “Journey Stories.” The Old Trails Museum will host the exhibition at our partner venue, La Posada Hotel, from June 22 through August 4, 2013. OTM will also develop an exhibit and programs that tell the local journey stories that related to the themes in the Smithsonian exhibition, which explores the roles that migration, travel, and modes of transportation have played in American society. OTM invites all interested individuals and community organizations to develop exhibits or programs for Winslow’s tour stop. The next community-wide meeting is at 5 p.m. this Tuesday, November 27, at the Winslow Visitors Center/Hubbell Trading Post, 523 West Second Street. We hope to see you there!
The Old Trails Museum’s 2013 historical calendar, Winslow: A History in Images, makes a great holiday gift for folks interested in local history! The 2013 edition is a preview of OTM’s installment in Arcadia Publishing’s Images of America book series, which illustrates local histories using over 200 vintage photographs. The calendar features a selection of images and excerpts from Winslow, which will be published in spring 2013. The 2013 calendar is available now for $10 at the museum as well as at La Posada, On the Corner Gifts, The Scoop, Winslow Dental, and the Chamber of Commerce. Or simply call OTM at 928-289-5861 and order some today!
The Winslow Historical Society’s 1940 Ford Sitgreaves fire truck will be in the Annual Christmas Parade tomorrow! Our driver will be the Old Trails Museum’s dedicated Collections Volunteer, David Andreasen, and our “honorary rider” will be WHS President Emeritus Richard Randall. A group of auto enthusiasts have formed the Friends of the Fire Trucks in order to restore the Sitgreaves, as well as the 1926 LaFrance fire truck still owned by the City of Winslow. Both vehicles are authentic representations of fire trucks from their times, and we are fortunate to have these original pieces of Winslow history. There’s still work to be done on both trucks, so if you’d like to contribute to the cause, call the museum at 928-289-85861 for more information.
The Old Trails Museum will close at 1:30 on Saturday, November 10, so that all museum volunteers can attend the Winslow Historical Society’s Annual Meeting from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Winslow Visitors Center/Hubbell Trading Post, 523 West Second Street. Admission is free and all are invited (details below)! Also, OTM’s Winter Hours of Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11 AM to 3 PM will begin on December 1 and continue through March 31, 2013. We will return to our regular schedule of Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 AM to 4 PM on April 1, 2013.
The Winslow Historical Society hosts its Annual Meeting on Saturday, November 10, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Winslow Visitors Center/Hubbell Trading Post, 523 West Second Street. Admission is free and all are invited! Join us at 2 p.m. for a dessert reception, when you can join or renew your WHS memberships for 2013; pre-order the 2013 historical calendar, Winslow: A History in Images; and take a ticket for a chance to win a terrific door prize. The meeting of the membership starts at 2:45 p.m., and the main program will be a tribute to the dedicated volunteers who served on the Winslow Centennial Committee, and who researched and presented Second Saturdays in Winslow, all to celebrate 100 years of Arizona Statehood on February 14, 2012.
The Old Trails Museum explores the history and cultures of Winslow, Arizona, and the surrounding area.