Current OTM Programs
OTM History Highlights
OTM History Highlights, the museum’s free program series, presents speakers, exhibits, and events that highlight historical topics of Northeastern Arizona. OTM offered its free 2023 Spring History Highlight on Saturday, April 29, at 2 pm in the La Posada Hotel Ballroom, 303 East Second Street. Ken Zoll, Executive Director Emeritus of the Verde Valley Archaeology Center, presented on his new book, H. H. Nininger: Master of Meteorites, followed by a question-and-answer session and book signing.
Visit our History Highlights page for descriptions and images of all our past offerings, which were often from Arizona Humanities‘ AZ Speaks program. (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 sixth annual fair on Saturday, July 8, from 10 am to 4 pm at the Winslow Visitors Center/Hubbell Trading Post, 523 West Second Street. Appraiser Sean Morton is bringing his expertise back to Winslow, so call the museum at 928-289-5861 to schedule your one-on-one appointment and payment. The charge for one item is $25 and for two is $30, and you can find details about items that can be appraised here. 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 then!
High Desert Fly-In of Winslow, Arizona
The 2022 High Desert Fly-In took place on Saturday, September 17, from 8 am to 12 noon. OTM partnered 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 2022 Annual Meeting took place on Sunday, November 13, at the Winslow Visitors Center/Hubbell Trading Post. As in years past, the free event began with a reception with entertainment and include the election of new Board members and brief reports on museum activities over the past year. While there, attendees renewed their memberships, bought the latest annual historical calendar, and won 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.