The Winslow Historical Society (WHS) will host its 2022 Annual Meeting on Sunday, November 13, 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 jitterbug performance by David Bates and Ivana Fitzgerald, in keeping with the theme of OTM’s 2023 historical calendar, Winslow in the 1950s (photo from the 1958 Winslow Jaycees Rodeo). If you have any classic clothing or accessories from the 1950s, you are invited to wear them to the festivities!
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 2023, buy the 2023 calendar, and take tickets for a chance to win terrific door prizes donated by La Posada Hotel, Motor Palace Mercantile, the OTM Store, and more.
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 either hosting visitors or organizing collections and archives.
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 talk with visitors from all over the country and world. They serve as our public face to these visitors, as ambassadors from the museum, from Winslow, 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!