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We are open seven days a week

8 am to 5 pm Contact 928.524.6558

2017 Community Events

For further information, contact the City of Holbrook, Kathleen at 928.524.6225.

January

6 First Fridays Holbrook Depot Art Series

February

3 Holbrook Depot Art Series

7 Hashknife Pony Express Parade & Swearing In-Send Off Dinner

8 Hashknife Send-Off

March

3 Holbrook Depot Art Series

TBD NCHS Annual Board Meeting

April

7 Holbrook Depot Art Series

15 Holbrook's Almost Amazing Race 5 p.m.- Scavenger Hunt with challenges around town

May

5 Holbrook Depot Art Series- Local artist Dwayne Hawk (HHS art teacher) and students

June

Mondays - Saturdays/ June & July - Summer Cultural Dances

2 Holbrook Depot Art Series

9 Petrified Forest Relics Tour at the Petrified Forest Route 66 Dance Paint Party 9 p.m. - Midnight

10 Holbrook's Route 66 Festival & Gunslinger Car Show - Gillespie Park "Get your Pics" Scavenger Hunt, Car Races, and more...

11 Classic Cruise Though the Petrified Forest

July

4 - 4th of July Celebrations: Pop walk - 5k, Fun at the Park/Bike Parade Hunt Park, Fireman's BBQ at noon~ Fireworks at Navajo County Complex

7 Holbrook Depot Art Series

14-15 Wild West Days - Historic Courthouse: Bucket of Blood Races, Entertainment, Food, Vendors, Activities, Art & Quilt Exhibit

August

4 Holbrook Depot Art Series

12 Dirty Bird Mud Run

September

9 Dog Days of Summer: Dogs swim at pool

13-17 Navajo County Fair-Navajo County Fairgrounds

October

21 Petrified Forest Marathon - Petrified Forest

31 Halloween Bash - Fairgrounds

November

30 Festival of Trees - Our Lady of Guadalupe

December

1-2 Festival of Trees - Our Lady of Guadalupe

2 Parade of Lights - Downtown Holbrook

About Us

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Our logo features a 1995 sketch of early courthouse by renowned western artist, Mel Bradshaw.

Together, Navajo County and the City of Holbrook make it possible for the Historical Society’s Museum and offices to be housed in the 119 year-old historic courthouse. Financial support from the city provides funds for the information desk salaries and archival materials.

The society is a non-profit 501(c) organization and maintains a small book/gift shop, that with donations and memberships supplement the city allocation for archival and exhibit materials.

The book/gift shop is located in the main reception area that offers a selection of publications that cover subjects from Petrified Forest National Park to Route 66, gems and rocks, Native American cultures, regional cookbooks, archeology and more, including books for children. Other merchandise includes petrified wood, key chains, postcards, coins and magnets. As a non-profit operated shop, no merchandise tax is added.

An access ramp into the courthouse is located on the north side of the building, entered from Buffalo Street, to serve physically handicapped visitors.

The Navajo County Historical Society maintains an Arizona Historical Society accredited museum and archives. The society serves as the caretaker of objects, photographs and documents from the public. More than 70 exhibit areas can be viewed in the historic courthouse and annex wing for no admission fee.

Volunteers give more than 2,000 hours of their time each year to maintain and document the museum collections, and do preservation and archival work.

The Historical Society is governed by a Board of Directors elected by the society's membership.

Click here to download our Annual Report for 2016.

Our mission is to collect, preserve and disseminate as a public trust, the heritage of the citizens of Navajo County.

Our vision: In order to preserve the heritage of the citizens of Navajo County, the Historical Society, acting as a public trust, will collect documents, printed and published materials, photographs, paintings, artifacts and any other items pertaining to Navajo County and the surrounding area. We will preserve and archive all items following standard practices. We will interpret and disseminate Navajo County history through exhibitions, print and other media. All items under the Historical Society’s care will be made available, if appropriate, for research and viewing by the public.

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