Join the Winslow Centennial Committee and Winslow Historical Society for “Winslow’s Servicemen and Veterans” on Saturday, July 14, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Winslow Visitors Center/Hubbell Trading Post. Current and former Winslow residents will share experiences and memorabilia from their time in the armed forces and various conflicts, and artifacts from World War I will also be on display. OTM also has military displays on view at our Kinsley Avenue location, including some interesting mementos from Major L.M. Shipley’s World War I service that his family donated to the museum.
Join the Winslow Centennial Committee and Winslow Historical Society on Saturday, June 9, for “Cowboys and Campfires: A History of Ranching in Northern Arizona.” This special outdoor program will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Eagles Pavilion, located behind the Winslow Visitors Center/Hubbell Trading Post. Former area ranchers will share personal stories about this essential industry in a re-created “cow camp,” complete with campfire and chuck wagon serving free biscuits and coffee. Attendees are also invited to share their own cowboy and ranching stories, so join us at 6 p.m. and stay as late as you like — we’ll be there as long as there’s a log on the fire and someone to share it with!
OTM is working on our very own Images of America title (http://www.arcadiapublishing.com/series/Images-of-America), and we invite you to submit vintage photographs for inclusion that date from 1880 to 1980; are of a significant building or event in Winslow; include people; and are in good condition. If your image is selected, we’ll need to scan the original, and you’ll receive credit in the book under you name. The deadline for contributing images is June 30, 2012. Topics include Winslow’s founding and growth; the Santa Fe Railroad; Harvey Houses, Harvey Girls, and La Posada Hotel; local trading posts, ranches, and lumber mills; Route 66 and Winslow’s Airport; government, services, and education; organizations, churches, and neighborhoods; and recreation, sports, and special events.
Join the Winslow Centennial Committee and Winslow Historical Society on Saturday, May 12, for “Readin’, Writin’, and ‘Rithmetic.” Former teachers and students from various schools will discuss the history of education in Winslow from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Winslow Visitors Center/Hubbell Trading Post. Artifacts from Winslow High School events, a scrapbook of images from 1954 through 1967, and copies of The Bulldog Barks will also be on display.
Join the Winslow Historical Society and Winslow Centennial Committee this Saturday, April 14, from 2 to 4 p.m., for the next Second Saturdays in Winslow presentation, “Riding the Rails into Winslow,” at the Snowdrift Art Space, 120 West Second Street. Former Santa Fe locomotive engineers Bill Shumway and Bert Peterson will discuss and illustrate the development of the railroad through Northern Arizona and the establishment of the City of Winslow. Doors open at 1 p.m. so that visitors can view additional Santa Fe images and BNSF video, as well as some model train displays in anticipation of Winslow Railroad Days the following weekend.
The Old Trails Museum is a partner in the Historic AZ 66 Geocaching Project! Geocaching is a worldwide “treasure-hunting” game played by GPS users. This series of caches, which is a partnership between the Historic Route 66 Association of Arizona and several of Arizona’s Route 66 communities, debuted on April 1. “Cachers” will get a unique look at the history of these Route 66 communities, sites, and attractions. The project celebrates Arizona’s State Centennial on February 14, 2012, and has an official Arizona Centennial Legacy Project designation from the Arizona Historical Advisory Commission. For more information on the Historic AZ 66 caches, go to http://tinyurl.com/73luxn6, and for more on the growing phenomenon of geocaching, go to Geocaching.com.
OTM returns to regular hours (from winter hours) on April 1, 2012. We’re now open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 AM to 4 PM.
Dona Bruchman Harris, Old Trails Museum volunteer, has created a website to tell the Bruchman family history. Go to http://rmbruchmantrader.com/
The Winslow Historical Society and Winslow Centennial Committee continue their year-long series of programs celebrating the city’s history with “Life in Ruins: A History of the Early Native Americans and Settlers of the Region.” Join us on Saturday, March 10, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Winslow Visitors Center/Hubbell Trading Post, 523 West 2nd Street, when Homolovi State Park Ranger Kenn Evans will discuss two groups draw to the region by the Little Colorado River: the Hopi ancestors of the Homolovi villages from 1200 to 1400 A.D., and the historic Mormon settlements of 1876. Evans will also discuss the upcoming celebration of the 136th anniversary of the Mormon Colonization, and will have historic artifacts on display as well. Second Saturdays in Winslow explore the city’s diverse history in celebration of the Arizona State Centennial on February 14, 2012.
The Old Trails Museum explores the history and cultures of Winslow, Arizona, and the surrounding area.