The Old Trails Museum’s 2023 historical calendar, Winslow In the 1950s, is on sale now! The 2023 edition, now priced at $12, is available at the museum, La Posada Hotel, On the Corner Gifts, Arizona 66 Trading Company, and the Winslow Visitors Center/Hubbell Trading Post. You can also order calendars through the OTM Online Store, with $2 added to the price for shipping. Your purchase supports the museum, is sales-tax-free, and keeps your shopping dollars local!

The 2023 edition focuses exclusively on the 1950s, a decade filled with significant events for Winslow’s leadership, organizations, and citizens. The large photos roll out chronologically, and each month’s small photo relates to the large one. Historical sources include Winslow Mail articles by Janice Henling and others, archival material from OTM’s collections, and adapted text from OTM publications and exhibits. Photographs from the 1950s in the museum’s collections were taken primarily by three Winslow residents: George Sutherland, Harry Summers, and John P. Scott.

OTM Director Ann-Mary Lutzick developed the calendar, and International Minute Press of Flagstaff did the printing. Photographs are from the OTM Collections unless noted, and the museum extends our gratitude to Jenny Kincaid, Ted Miley, Rosemary Siow Natseway, the Madonna House, and the Diocese of Gallup for loaning their images; and to Janice Henling, Lori Bentley Law, and Dan Lutzick for their invaluable feedback.

OTM’s annual historical calendar is a fundraiser for the museum thanks to our generous advertisers: Barton Architecture, Bojo’s Grill & Sports Club, Cox’s Automotive, Dominique’s On the Corner, Harley Hendricks Realty, Kenna Properties, La Posada Hotel, the Leavitt Group, Mojo Coffee Company, Motor Palace Mercantile, the Rotary Club of Winslow, Snowdrift Art Space, and the Winslow Chamber of Commerce.

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!