The Old Trails Museum’s 2020 historical calendar, La Posada: The History of a Harvey Grand Hotel, is on sale now! The 2020 edition – still priced at $10 – is available at the museum, La Posada Hotel, Arizona 66 Trading Company, On the Corner Gifts, Winslow Dental, and the Winslow Visitors Center/Hubbell Trading Post. Your OTM Store purchases are sales-tax-free, support the museum, and keep your shopping dollars local!
The 2020 edition explores the original incarnation of Winslow’s La Posada, the last of the Santa Fe-owned and Harvey-operated grand hotels to open, which it did on May 14, 1930. The calendar also previews an OTM exhibit opening in 2020 – La Posada: The Evolution of a Harvey Grand Hotel – which will include the story of the hotel’s rebirth and current success as well.
The calendar uses historic images to illustrate the hotel’s original purpose and design, historic heyday, and dormant period as a Santa Fe office building. Photographs are from the OTM Collections unless otherwise noted. Sources include Winslow Mail articles, adapted text from OTM publications and exhibits, and archival material from the museum and other repositories throughout Arizona.
Old Trails Museum Director Ann-Mary Lutzick developed this calendar, and International Minute Press of Flagstaff did the graphic design and printing. The museum thanks Colleen Hyde at the Grand Canyon National Park Museum, Melissa Lawton with the Museum of Northern Arizona, and Hannah Abelbeck with the New Mexico History Museum-Palace of the Governors for their help with images, and Kim Gould and Dan Lutzick for their invaluable feedback.
OTM’s annual historical calendar is a fundraiser for the museum thanks to our generous advertisers: Arizona 66 Trading Company, Bojo’s Grill & Sports Club, Casey’s, Cox’s Automotive, Dominique’s On the Corner, Harley Hendricks Realty, Kenna Properties, La Posada Hotel, the Leavitt Group, Mojo Coffee Company, Motor Palace Mercantile, Snowdrift Art Space, and the Winslow Chamber of Commerce.