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 Winslow’s historic airport
- 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 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: The 2015 High Desert Fly-In has been cancelled because of summer construction at the Winslow-Lindbergh Regional Airport. We apologize for any inconvenience, and we will be back, bigger and better, in 2016! OTM partners on this free annual event, when residents, tourists, and pilots from around the country are invited to Winslow’s historic airport to enjoy airplanes, history, food, and more. OTM debuted a new exhibit at the 2014 event, Flying through History: The Winslow-Lindbergh Regional Airport. The exhibit, currently on display at La Posada Hotel through September 2015, tells the airport’s story from its celebrated beginnings through the present day. Go to www.highdesertflyin.org for more information and to the fly-in’s Facebook and Twitter pages for the latest updates.
Snowdrift Art Space: 100 Years of History: The Old Trails Museum, Snowdrift Art Space, and the Winslow Arts Trust presented the Snowdrift Art Space Centennial Celebration on October 18, 2014, to celebrate a century in the life of one of Winslow’s most historic buildings. The event also served as the Old Trails Museum’s Fall History Highlight, when it debuted its latest exhibit, Snowdrift Art Space: One Hundred Years of History (panels below). The exhibit, which is also on permanent display at Snowdrift, tells the story of the building’s evolution from the Babbitt Brothers’ largest branch store to its present-day incarnation as an art gallery and community event space.
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.