The Winslow Historical Society (WHS) will host its 2019 Annual Meeting on Sunday, November 10, from 2 to 4 pm at the Winslow Visitors Center/Hubbell Trading Post, 523 West Second Street.

The free event will begin at 2 pm with refreshments and a performance by the Way-Better-Than-Nothings. The local supergroup consisting of Dave Eitenmiller, Casey Gilliam, Greg Hackler, and Ray Tutaj Jr. will perform a mix of acoustic folk and classic rock. They most recently performed as the opening act of the 2019 Standin’ on the Corner Festival.

The WHS Annual Meeting will begin at 2:45 pm and include the election of new Board members and brief reports on museum activities over the past year. While there, attendees can join or renew their WHS memberships for 2020; order the Old Trail Museum’s 2020 historical calendar, La Posada: The History of a Harvey Grand Hotel, and take tickets for a chance to win terrific door prizes donated by the OTM Store, La Posada, and several Board members.

In addition to our current members, the Old Trails Museum extends a special invitation to anyone interested in becoming an OTM Volunteer. If you love history, please consider joining us at the Annual Meeting and talking with current volunteers about their experiences. Our volunteers bring their enthusiasm and professional skills to a variety of duties: hosting visitors, organizing collections and archives, and helping with public programs. They have their pick of ways to help, in manageable 2-1/2 hour shifts.

OTM Volunteers learn more about our home and its history; they make new friends and deepen existing friendships; they attend the annual Volunteer Thank-you Party; and they meet and talk with visitors from all over the country and world. They serve as our public face to these visitors, as our ambassadors from the museum, from Winslow, from Arizona, and from Historic Route 66.

The Winslow Historical Society’s annual celebration of our membership is a reflection of the Old Trails Museum’s community support and the backbone of our grassroots fundraising efforts. With you, we have a future; without you, we’re history!