The Winslow Centennial Committee and Winslow Historical Society are hosting a Birthday Bash for Arizona’s Centennial! Join us for this free event at the Winslow Visitors Center/Hubbell Trading Post, 523 West 2nd Street, on Tuesday, February 14, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The program will begin promptly at 6:30 with the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by an a cappella duet of the Star Spangled Banner. Then members of Winslow High School’s speech and debate team will perform an original readers’ theater production based on the events of Arizona’s Statehood Day. The festivities will also include an Arizona Trivia Contest, door prizes, and, of course, the “Happy Birthday” song and plenty of birthday cake! We hope to see you there!

The Winslow Historical Society and Winslow Centennial Committee continue their year-long series celebrating the city’s history with “All Roads Lead to Winslow.” Join us at the Winslow Visitors Center in the former Hubbell Trading Post, 523 West 2nd Street, on Saturday, February 11, from 2 to 3:30 p.m., when Winslow Historical Society Board Member Curtis Hardy will explore the area’s Native American trails, Spanish explorations, pioneer treks, stage coach adventures, and Mormon settlements that preceded the railroad’s establishment of the Winslow townsite in 1881. He’ll end with a discussion of the National Old Trails Road and Route 66, and will have maps and images 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 is in the Winter 2011/12 edition of Route 66 Magazine! Thanks to the magazine and author Jim Winnerman for the incredible 3-page article, which features loads of images and information about OTM. You can get your copy from the Jack Rabbit Trading Post in Joseph City, or order directly from www.route66magazine.com.

The Winslow Historical Society and Winslow Centennial Committee continue their Second Saturdays in Winslow series with Arbuckle Coffee, Bluebird Flour, & Pawn: A Trading Post History of the Region. Join us for this fascinating presentation at the Winslow Visitors Center/Hubbell Trading Post, 523 West 2nd Street, on Saturday, January 14, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Winslow residents Marjorie Herron, Dona Harris, Ellen McGee, and Don Baker will share their family histories at various trading posts, after Don presents a general history of trading in the Winslow area. Chamber Director Bob Hall will also discuss the Hubbell, and there will be trading post images and artifacts on display as well. Second Saturdays explore Winslow’s diverse history in celebration of the Arizona State Centennial on February 14, 2012.

Need a last-minute Christmas present? Give the gift of hometown history with OTM’s 2012 calendar, Territorial Town: Winslow, Arizona, from 1880 to Statehood. OTM’s hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesdays through Saturdays, though we’ll be closed this Saturday for Christmas Eve. Calendars are also available at On the Corner Gifts, the Scoop, Winslow Dental, and the Hubbell Visitors Center.

OTM’s “Winter Hours,” from January 1 through March 31, 2012, are Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11 AM to 3 PM. We will return to our regular schedule of Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 AM to 4 PM on April 1, 2012.

Join us for the Paths in the Sky Open House in the beautifully restored lobby of the Winslow-Lindbergh Regional Airport on December 10, 2011. View a photo exhibit of the many exciting airplanes that have visited through the years, including the “Flying Wing” in 1949. In addition, Guardian Air’s medical transport will be on display; Winslow resident George Kalisz will exhibit a model of the experimental plane he built; and Flagstaff Experimental Aircraft Association will have planes on display and, possibly, rides for Winslow students.

The Winslow Historical Society hosts its Annual Meeting this Wednesday, November 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. All are invited to this free event at the Winslow Visitors Center/Hubbell Trading Post. Whether you’re currently a WHS member or would simply like to find out more about membership benefits and museum activities, join us for refreshments and socializing; the Annual Meeting, with a brief update on museum plans and activities; and chances to win door prizes, to join or renew your WHS membership for 2012, and to purchase the new 2012 historical calendar, Territorial Town: Winslow, Arizona, from 1880 to Statehood.

For November’s Second Saturdays in Winslow, former employees Jim and Marilee Ervien, Nick Paul, and John Smith will explore the histories of Winslow’s lumber companies in their presentation, “Logs to Lumber,” at the Winslow Visitors Center/Hubbell Trading Post on Saturday, November 11, from 2 to 3 p.m. Second Saturdays are the Winslow Historical Society/Old Trails Museum’s year-long series of programs that explore Winslow’s diverse history in celebration of the Arizona State Centennial on February 14, 2012.