Funding: The Old Trails Museum is owned and operated by the Winslow Historical Society, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation funded primarily by the City of Winslow, with additional support from memberships, donations, and sales.
Special Projects: The museum is a member of the Winslow Chamber of Commerce, which funded the development of OTM’s website. The Chamber, along with La Posada Hotel (above, courtesy of La Posada), also funded the development and printing of OTM’s logo and rack card. These organizations, along with the Winslow Arts Trust, are ongoing partners for OTM’s public programs, providing space, funding, and advertising for the museum’s free speakers and special events.
OTM has five collections on the Arizona Memory Project, the Arizona State Library’s online repository that allows researchers and the general public greater access to the unique collections of Arizona’s cultural institutions.
Museum Resources: OTM regularly applies to Arizona Humanities to fund special exhibits as well as speaker presentations for our quarterly program series, History Highlights. As a member of the Arizona Historical Society’s Certified Museum Program, OTM is eligible for grant funding, workshops, technical support, and listing in their Arizona History Museum Guide.
OTM maintains memberships in state, regional, and national organizations that serve small history museums with training, networking, and advocacy: the Museum Association of Arizona, the Western Museums Association, and the American Association of State and Local History. Though OTM admission is always free, the museum also participates in AASLH’s “Members Get In Free” program, whereby individual and institutional members like OTM can visit and learn from hundreds of other AASLH-member museums around the country for free.