Current OTM Programs

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Old Trails Museum and its partners have cancelled the 2020 Winslow Antiques Appraisal Fair and 2020 High Desert Fly-In, both of which we plan to resume hosting in 2021. We’re hoping to reschedule our other 2020 programs as online events, and we will let you know the details as soon as we have them. Thank you all for your ongoing support of OTM’s programs.

History Highlights

The Old Trails Museum’s free program series is called History Highlights, which offers speakers, exhibits, and events that highlight historical topics of Northern Arizona. Visit our History Highlights page for details and images of all the speakers, exhibits, and programs that OTM has presented thus far. Watch for details of our 2020 History Highlights, which will include Sativa Peterson’s workshop on researching historic newspapers on March 28 at the Winslow Visitors Center/Hubbell Trading Post, 523 West Second Street (postponed), and the multi-media Ballad of Arizona on October 24 at the WAT Museum at La Posada Hotel (tentative). (Above, the Petrified Forest National Park, Winslow Chamber of Commerce, City of Winslow, and Old Trails Museum brought Doug Baum and his Texas Camel Corps to Winslow in September 2018.)

Winslow Antiques Appraisal Fair

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Winslow Antiques Appraisal Fair will not take place on July 11, 2020. OTM plans to host the fair in 2021, on a Saturday in July 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. Please contact Morton directly if you need appraisal advice before then.

Once the 2021 Appraisal Fair date is confirmed, participants will schedule their one-on-one appointments with Morton by calling OTM at 928-289-5861 by the Thursday prior to the event. The charge for the first appraised item will be $20 and for the second item will be $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 in 2021!

HighDesertFlyIn-LogoOriginal.JPEGHigh Desert Fly-In of Winslow, Arizona

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 High Desert Fly-In will not take place on Saturday, September 19. The HDFI Committee plans to host the Fly-In next year on Saturday, September 18, 2021. OTM partners on this 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. 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. For the latest information, go to the High Desert Fly-In website and Facebook page.

Winslow Historical Society Annual Meeting

The Winslow Historical Society’s 2020 Annual Meeting is tentatively scheduled for November 15, 2020, at the Winslow Visitors Center/Hubbell Trading Post. The free event will begin with a reception and entertainment, and the meeting will include 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.