The Story of Winslow The Old Trails Museum’s permanent exhibit debuted on the museum floor in August 2015. The text panels are spread throughout the museum and tell the overall history of the town alongside images and artifacts donated by decades of museum supporters. Topics include: Area pre-history, including Meteor Crater and Columbian Mammoths Hopi, Laguna, and Navajo peoples Historic trails and early residents, including the Mormons’ Brigham City The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Area ranches & ranchers, and trading posts & traders Winslow’s Harvey Houses, Harvey Girls, and La Posada Hotel US Route 66 and Winslow’s historic airport Civic life including military service, medical care, and education Community life including organizations, recreation, and entertainment Winslow was the grand opening host community for Arizona Humanities’ statewide tour of the Smithsonian’s Journey Stories from June 22 through August 4, 2013. The exhibition is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between state humanities councils and the Smithsonian Institution, with support provided by the United States Congress. The Old Trails Museum hosted Journey Stories, which explores the roles that migration, travel, and modes of transportation have played in American society, at our partner venue, La Posada Hotel. OTM also developed a companion exhibit, Journeys to Winslow (below), made possible in part by support from Arizona Humanities. Journeys to Winslow-Panel 1- Introduction Journeys to Winslow-Panel 2-The First Peoples of the Southeastern Colorado Plateau Journeys to Winslow-Panel 3-Early Trails across the Little Colorado River Valley Journeys to Winslow-Panel 4-The Railroads Build a Town – Early Days Journeys to Winslow-Panel 5-The Railroads Build a Town – Early Industry Journeys to Winslow-Panel 6-A City in Motion – The Heyday of Rail Travel Journeys...Read More
Explore our exhibits and programs on the history and cultures of Winslow, Arizona.
The mission of the Winslow Historical Society is to receive, preserve, and interpret the history and cultures of the Winslow area, to engage and enlighten all visitors to the Old Trails Museum’s exhibits and programs.
The Old Trails Museum’s extensive collections include objects, documents, photographs, textiles, and oral histories donated by current and former Winslow residents. OTM welcomes appointments with professional, press, and family researchers.