Nov 072012

The Winslow Historical Society will host its annual meeting from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Winslow Visitors Center/Hubbell Trading Post, 523 W. Second St. Admission is free and all are invited.
Join society members at 2 p.m. for a dessert reception, socializing and a slideshow of images from the Second Saturdays in Winslow programs. The meeting of the membership starts at 2:45 p.m., and will include a brief report on museum activities and the election of new board members. Meeting attendees can join or renew their WHS memberships for 2013; pre-order the 2013 historical calendar, Winslow: A History in Images; and take a ticket for a chance to win a terrific door prize.
The main program will be a tribute to the dedicated volunteers who served on the Winslow Centennial Committee, and who researched and presented Second Saturdays in Winslow, all to celebrate 100 years of Ari-zona Statehood on Feb. 14, 2012.
The Winslow Centennial Committee, which formed in February 2011 under the leadership of Barbara Arthur, included members of the Winslow Historical Society and the community at large. Together they created a logo and slogan; developed merchandise to raise funds for program announcements; hosted a birthday bash for Arizona on Statehood Day; and developed Second Saturdays in Winslow, a series of programs that explored different aspects of Winslow’s diverse history.
More than 1,300 residents and visitors attended Second Saturdays, which ran each month from June 2011 through October 2012. Volunteers researched and presented on a wide variety of topics, and donated their findings to the Old Trails Museum archives. The project was a great success by any measure, and the benefits will be appreciated by all those interested in Winslow’s history for a long time to come.
The Old Trails Museum is owned and operated by the Winslow Historical Society, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. The museum receives, preserves, and interprets information and artifacts representing the history and cultures of the Winslow area in order to engage and enlighten all visitors to the museum’s exhibits and programs.
Located in the heart of Winslow’s historic business district and across from the Standin’ on the Corner Park, the Old Trails Museum is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, from December through March, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. from April through November. Admission is free, and photography, group tours and research opportunities are available. There is free parking downtown, and the museum’s exhibits are wheelchair accessible.