History Highlights: OTM’s Seasonal Program Series

The Old Trails Museum’s free quarterly program series, History Highlights, features local and regional historical topics. Visit our History Highlights page for details and images of all the speakers, exhibits, and programs that OTM has presented so far.

The Old Trails Museum offers its 2019 Summer History Highlight on Saturday, August 10, at 2 pm at the Winslow Arts Trust Museum, 333 East Second Street. Former Arizona Highways publisher Win Holden will share the fascinating story of how an Arizona Highway Department newsletter evolved into one of the world’s most revered travel publications in On the Road Since 1925: The Colorful History of Arizona Highways Magazine. Above: The original cover from April 1925 and the May 2019 cover. (Courtesy of Arizona Highways)

The 2019 Fall History Highlight will take place on Saturday, October 19, at 2 pm, when author Jana Bommersbach presents Wild, Weird, Wicked Arizona at the Winslow Visitors Center/Hubbell Trading Post, 523 West Second Street.


Winslow Antiques Appraisal Fair

The 2019 Winslow Antiques Appraisal Fair will take place on Saturday, July 20, from 10 am to 4 pm at the Winslow Visitors Center/Hubbell Trading Post, 523 West Second Street. Sean Morton of Morton Appraisals in Scottsdale will bring his expertise back to Winslow so residents can have their historic items identified and appraised. Participants can schedule their one-on-one appointments with Morton by calling OTM at 928-289-5861 by Thursday, July 18. The charge for the first appraised item is $15 and for the second item is $5. OTM 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 costs. We hope to see you there!




High Desert Fly-In of Winslow, Arizona

OTM partners on the High Desert Fly-In, a free annual event when residents, tourists, and pilots from around the country are invited to Winslow’s historic airport to enjoy airplanes, history, food, and more. For information about the 2019 High Desert Fly-In Fly on Saturday, September 21, go to the High Desert Fly-In website and Facebook page. At the 2014 event, OTM debuted the Flying through History: The Winslow-Lindbergh Regional Airport exhibit, which tells the airport’s story from its celebrated beginnings through the present day.



Winslow Historical Society Annual Meeting

The Winslow Historical Society will hold its 2019 Annual Meeting of the membership on November 10, 2019, at the Winslow Visitors Center/Hubbell Trading Post. The free event typically begins with a reception and entertainment, and the meeting includes the election of new Board members and brief reports on museum activities over the past year. While there, attendees can renew their memberships and win wonderful door prizes donated by museum supporters. This 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!


Historic AZ 66 Geocaching Project

The Historic AZ 66 Geocaching Project celebrates Arizona’s State Centennial on February 14, 2012, and received an official Arizona Centennial Legacy Project designation from the Arizona Historical Advisory Commission. OTM is proud to be a participant in this partnership between the Historic Route 66 Association of Arizona and several of Arizona’s Route 66 communities. Geocaching is a worldwide “treasure-hunting” game played by GPS users, and the project partners created a series that provides “cachers” with a unique look at the history of the communities, sites, and attractions along Arizona’s stretch of the Mother Road. Each of OTM’s five caches includes an historic image of the current cache location along with the usual logbook and prizes left by cachers.