Nov 262012

The Old Trails Museum has been selected as one of six rural organizations to host the Arizona Humanities Council’s upcoming tour of the Smithsonian exhibition Journey Stories. As the grand opening site on the statewide tour, Winslow will host the exhibition at its partner venue, La Posada Hotel, from June 22 through Aug. 4, 2013. Other host communities include Springerville, Kingman, Florence, Patagonia and Sierra Vista.
Host sites will develop their own exhibits and programs that tell the local stories that relate to the themes in the Smithsonian exhibition. Journey Stories explores the roles that migration, travel and modes of transportation have played in American society. The museum’s local exhibit, Journeys to Winslow, and its related pro-grams will explore the many connections Winslow has to this theme, including the Santa Fe Railroad, Harvey Girls, Route 66 and the Lindbergh-designed airport, to name just a few.
As the applicant organization, the Old Trails Museum invites participation by any and all interested individuals and community organizations, and hopes to inspire the latter to develop new or to dovetail existing programming for Winslow’s tour stop. The next community-wide meeting is scheduled at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 27, at the Winslow Visitors Center/Hubbell Trading Post, 523 W. Second St. The meeting will include a brief orientation to the project, an update on plans for Winslow’s tour stop and volunteers organizing into sub-committees that can start to plan what each one will accomplish.
For more information on the project, go to the museum’s website at, or contact Museum Director Ann-Mary Lutzick at or (928) 289-5861. Please join the Old Trails Museum in bringing this exciting project to Winslow.