OTM History Highlights
OTM History Highlights, the museum’s free program series, presents speakers, exhibits, and events that highlight historical topics of Northeastern Arizona. Visit our History Highlights page for descriptions and images of all our past offerings. Our upcoming Spring History Highlight will be Gregory McNamee’s Desert Rats, River Runners, and Canyon Crawlers: Four Arizona Explorers on Saturday, April 23, at 2 pm, made possible in part by the Virtual AZ Speaks program from Arizona Humanities. Click here to register for this online presentation. (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
Find out more about that treasured family heirloom at the Winslow Antiques Appraisal Fair! OTM will host the 2022 Fair on Saturday, July 9, 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 Tuesday, July 5. The charge for the first appraised item is $20 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!
The 2022 High Desert Fly-In will take place on Saturday, September 17, from 8 am to 12 noon. 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.
- 2019 High Desert Fly-In: September 21, 2019
- 2018 High Desert Fly-In & Fly Back in Time Gala: October 13, 2018, and including OTM’s 2018 Fall History Highlight
- 2017 High Desert Fly-In & Fly Back in Time Gala: September 15 & 16, 2017, and including OTM’s 2017 Summer History Highlight
- 2016 High Desert Fly-In & Fly Back in Time Gala: July 29 & 30, 2016, and including OTM’s Summer 2016 History Highlight
- 2014 High Desert Fly-In: July 26, 2014, and including OTM’s Summer 2014 History Highlight
- 2013 High Desert Fly-In: July 27, 2013, as part of the Smithsonian’s Journey Stories in Winslow
Winslow Historical Society Annual Meeting
The Winslow Historical Society’s 2021 Annual Meeting will once again be conducted as a mailer to the WHS membership. The event will hopefully take place as usual in fall 2022 at the Winslow Visitors Center/Hubbell Trading Post. As in years past, the free event will begin with a reception and entertainment and 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!
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.