Current 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. (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.)

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, and the multi-media Ballad of Arizona on October 24 at the WAT Museum at La Posada Hotel.

Winslow Antiques Appraisal Fair

The 2020 Winslow Antiques Appraisal Fair will take place in July of next year (date to be announced) 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 the Thursday prior to the event. 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!

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

The Old Trails Museum 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 2020 High Desert Fly-In Fly on Saturday, September 19, 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 held its 2019 Annual Meeting of the membership on November 10, 2019, at the Winslow Visitors Center/Hubbell Trading Post. The free event began with a reception and entertainment, and the meeting including the election of new Board members and brief reports on museum activities over the past year. While there, attendees renewed their memberships 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.