Exhibits + Programs

OTM-Route66-Winslow

In addition to temporary exhibits and programs, the Old Trails Museum explores Winslow’s history through permanent exhibits on:

  • The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad
  • Fred Harvey, Winslow’s first Harvey House, Harvey Girls, and La Posada Hotel
  • US Route 66 and other historic roads and trails
  • Winslow’s historic airport, designated by Charles Lindbergh
  • Area ranches & ranchers, and trading posts & traders
  • Pioneer settlement, including the area’s first Mormon settlement
  • Ancient Native American life and pottery
  • Ice Age fossils, including Columbian Mammoth remains
  • Meteor Crater, the Painted Desert, and local animal and plant life
  • Local Native American, Latino, and Anglo families
  • Town life including schools, medical equipment, and textiles

The High Desert Fly-In of Winslow, Arizona: OTM is a partner in this annual event at the Winslow-Lindbergh Regional Airport, which takes place this year on Saturday, July 26, from 8 am to 2 pm. Admission is free, and residents, tourists, and pilots from around the country are invited to Winslow’s historic airport to enjoy airplanes, history, food, and more. OTM’s contribution this year includes a new exhibit, Flying through History: The Winslow-Lindbergh Regional Airport, which tells the comprehensive story of the historic airport. Go to www.highdesertflyin.org for more information and to the fly-in’s pages on Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates.

Historic AZ 66 Geocaching Project: Geocaching is a worldwide “treasure-hunting” game played by GPS users. OTM is a partner in the Historic AZ 66 Geocaching Project, which provides “cachers” with a unique look at the history of the communities, sites, and attractions along Arizona’s stretch of the Mother Road. Launched to celebrate Arizona’s State Centennial on February 14, 2012, by the Historic Route 66 Association of Arizona and several organizations from Arizona’s Route 66 communities, the Historic AZ 66 Geocaching Project has an official Arizona Centennial Legacy Project designation from the Arizona Historical Advisory Commission.