History Highlights: The Old Trails Museum’s Seasonal Program Series
- 2014 Spring History Highlight: Winslow Branding Days on May 23 and 24 at the Winslow Visitors Center/Hubbell Trading Post
- 2014 Winter History Highlight: Hopi Quilting: Stitched Traditions from an Ancient Community presentation on February 21 at La Posada Hotel
- 2013 Fall History Highlight: The Harvey Girls: Opportunity Bound documentary screening on October 13 at the Winslow Theater
The Smithsonian’s Journey Stories in Winslow
Winslow was the grand opening host community for Arizona Humanities’ statewide tour of the Smithsonian’s Journey Stories. OTM hosted the exhibition, which explores the roles that migration, travel, and modes of transportation have played in American society, at our partner venue, La Posada Hotel, from June 22 through August 4, 2013. OTM also developed a companion exhibit, Journeys to Winslow, as well as Grand Opening and Closing Day events and a speaker series. Related exhibits, programs, and events were also hosted by community partners that included Brigham City Restoration, the City of Winslow, Homolovi State Park, the Just Cruis’n Car Club, the Winslow Arts Council, the Winslow Chamber of Commerce, the Winslow Public Library/Friends of the Library, the Winslow Rotary Club, and Wiseman Aviation. Visit our Journeys to Winslow Page for details and images of all the exhibits, programs, and events that took place during Winslow’s Journey Stories tour stop.
Winslow Celebrates Arizona’s Centennial
To celebrate 100 years of Arizona statehood on February 14, 2012, volunteers formed the Winslow Centennial Committee and created a logo and slogan (left), hosted a birthday bash for Arizona, and developed Second Saturdays in Winslow, monthly programs that explored Winslow’s history. Members of the Winslow Historical Society and the wider community presented on diverse topics and donated their research to the museum. To kick things off in summer 2011, OTM co-hosted the Arizona Women’s Heritage Trail traveling exhibit, How Splendid is our Past, at La Posada Hotel, and created a companion exhibit entitled Women of Winslow. OTM also explored Winslow’s pre-statehood history in its 2012 historical calendar, Territorial Town: Winslow, Arizona, from 1880 to Statehood, and in a photography exhibit of the same name at La Posada Hotel.
The Smithsonian’s Between Fences in Winslow
In 2008, Winslow was one of six rural host communities for the Arizona Humanities Council’s tour of the Smithsonian’s Between Fences traveling exhibition. As the host organization, OTM partnered with local artist Daniel Lutzick to house the exhibition and the museum’s companion exhibit, Lines in the Sand: Fences, Trails, Rails and Boundaries, in his gallery at Snowdrift Art Space.
OTM also presented a series of complementary Saturday programs featuring local artists and performers, and over 1,200 people attended OTM’s exhibits and public programs. OTM’s former Director, Lila Atkins, presented on Winslow’s Between Fences tour stop with Making Community Connections with Museum on Main Street at the Museum Association of Arizona’s 2009 annual conference in Bisbee.