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If you and your family want something interesting to do this holiday weekend after the excitement of Thursday night’s fireworks, several community organizations are hosting special tours and exhibits as part of Winslow’s tour stop for the Smithsonian’s Journey Stories traveling exhibition.
Journey Stories, which explores the history of migration, transportation, and travel in the United States, is on display at La Posada Hotel along with the Old Trails Museum’s companion exhibit, Journeys to Winslow. Volunteer Hosts are available to guide visitors through both exhibits from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, and from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursdays through Aug. 4.
The Winslow Chamber of Commerce’s exhibit, Southwest Native American Journeys, was developed in cooperation with the Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site in Ganado. This photo-rich exhibit explores the Navajo “Long Walk,” Native Americans and trading posts, and trader Juan Lorenzo Hubbell, among other topics. Vintage and modern Native American artwork will also be on display from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Winslow Visitors Center through Aug. 4.
Homolovi State Park is offering guided walking tours at 1:15 p.m. every Saturday through Aug. 4. Visitors should arrive at the park at 1 p.m., or they can take a 1 p.m. shuttle from the Winslow Visitors Center. The one-hour tour explores Homolovi II, which is the largest and most excavated of the seven sites at the park. The Homol’ovi villages of the Ancestral Puebloans, ancestors of the Hopi, were at peak activity in the 1300s. Homolovi II had around 1,200 rooms, three large plazas, several clusters of pit houses and around 40 kivas (underground ceremonial chambers). Petroglyphs are also visible on a nearby trail.
Members of Winslow’s Mormon Church formed Brigham City Restoration, which is providing guided walking tours of the partially reconstructed fort from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Saturday through Aug. 4. Part of the first LDS church stake in Arizona, Brigham City was established in 1876 as a United Order community. The fort failed due to floods, drought and labor shortages, and the settlers were released from their calling in 1881. Due to its historical, cultural and architectural significance, the site was placed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.
Go online to www.oldtrailsmuseum.org or “like” the Old Trails Museum on Facebook for more details on all upcoming Journeys to Winslow exhibits and programs.

Photo courtesy of Dan Lutzick  On March 24, 2012, more than 100 regional church members commemorated the first Mormon settlements in Arizona with a 150-mile trail ride from Lee’s Ferry to the partially reconstructed fort at Brigham City.

Photo courtesy of Dan Lutzick
On March 24, 2012, more than 100 regional church members commemorated the first Mormon settlements in Arizona with a 150-mile trail ride from Lee’s Ferry to the partially reconstructed fort at Brigham City.