The High Desert Fly-In is back! The HDFI Committee will host this annual event on Saturday, September 17, from 8 am to 12 noon at the Winslow-Lindbergh Regional Airport.

As always, the Fly-In will include free admission to all and a Cowboy Breakfast from 8 to 10 am for $6 a person.

General aviation, special-use, and historical aircraft will fly in and be available for public viewing on the tarmac. Complimentary flights for young people will once again be offered courtesy of the Flagstaff EAA on a first-come/first-served basis from 8 to 11 am (waiver required).

In the hangar, the Winslow Public Library will provide hands-on activities in the Flying Fun Kids Area. The Old Trails Museum will host exhibits and displays of historical artifacts related to regional aviation in the Flying Through History Area.

Once again, the featured charity will be the Fly-In Angels for Winslow Animal Control. Attendees can bring donations of cash or pet food to the Fly-In, where they’ll receive a WAC Adoption Coupon. Wiseman Aviation will also donate a portion of every fuel sale to the cause.

The High Desert Fly-In is a nonprofit partnership between Wiseman Aviation, the City of Winslow, and Winslow’s Airport Commission, Chamber of Commerce, Historic Preservation Commission, Public Library, Rotary Club, and Old Trails Museum. The committee works throughout the year planning this exciting annual event and welcomes participation by local individuals and organizations.

The Old Trails Museum will host our 2022 Summer History Highlight on Saturday, July 23, at 2 pm, in the Winslow Arts Trust Museum at La Posada Hotel, when author Jan Cleere will present Saviors and Saints on the Arizona Frontiers.

Health care in early Arizona was hardly reliable and frequently nonexistent. Settlers were often on their own when tragedy struck, with women taking on the responsibility for the well-being of their families. And if women were considered incapable of earning the title “Doctor,” they could certainly save souls. Meet a handful of women who influenced the history of the territory through their medical expertise and their spiritual leadership.

Despite her tough self-reliance, Winslow’s own “Doctor” Grandma French was known for her healing abilities and gentle nature. Theresa Ferrin’s comprehensive understanding of healing herbs earned her the title “Angel of Tucson.” Florence Yount is recognized as Prescott’s first woman physician, while Teresita Urrea was sometimes lionized for her hands-on healing powers. Saint Katharine Drexel invested much of her vast fortune in educating Navajo children. The Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet trudged across the blazing desert enduring untold hardships before arriving safely in the territory to administer to the health and well-being of the children of the desert.

Cleere is an award-winning author, historian, and lecturer who writes and presents extensively about the desert Southwest, particularly the pioneers who first settled Arizona Territory. She is a magna cum laude graduate of Arizona State University West with a degree is American Studies, and the author of six historical nonfiction books about the people who first ventured west. Her freelance work appears in national and regional publications, and she writes “Western Women,” a monthly column for Tucson’s Arizona Daily Star that details the lives of some of Arizona’s early amazing women. OTM’s 2022 Summer History Highlight is made possible by Arizona Humanities, and we are grateful to them for giving us the opportunity to offer this program.

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Find out more about that treasured family heirloom at the Winslow Antiques Appraisal Fair! The Old Trails Museum will host the fifth annual fair on Saturday, July 9, from 10 am to 4 pm at the Winslow Visitors Center/Hubbell Trading Post, 523 West 2nd Street.

Sean Morton of Morton Appraisals in Scottsdale is bringing his expertise back to Winslow to offer verbal appraisals (not in writing) of objects including (but not limited to): paintings, prints, and sculpture from the 17th century to the modern; silver, porcelain, crystal, art glass, and pottery; antique furniture, clocks, and jewelry; manuscripts and signatures; and Asian art and Native American arts and crafts. (No guns, coins, or stamps will be appraised.)

Attendance is limited, so schedule your one-on-one appointment with Morton by calling the Old Trails Museum at 928-289-5861 by Tuesday, July 5. The charge for the first item is $15 and the second is $5 – an excellent value versus the cost of a private appraisal.

Born in Phoenix and raised around antiques, Morton formed Morton Appraisals in Scottsdale in 1993. As a certified and licensed appraiser, he provides advice and fair market appraisals to individuals, estates, companies, and public institutions. He regularly appears on PBS’s Arizona Collectables, which airs on Channel 8 on Thursdays at 7:30 pm and Saturdays at 11 am.

The Old Trails Museum presents the Winslow Antiques Appraisal Fair as a service to the community; the event is not a fundraiser and the charge is only to cover the museum’s costs. For the latest updates on all of the Old Trails Museum’s exhibits and programs, subscribe to our “News” feed or “like” the museum on Facebook.