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14154 Denny Blvd.

Litchfield Park, AZ  85340

623-537-7500

 

800 N. Dysart

Goodyear, AZ  85338

623-932-3511

www.sstireaz.com

 

300 E. Wigwam Blvd.

Litchfield Park, AZ  85340

www.wigwamresort.com

 

Mary Cavanaugh-Marsh,

Financial Advisor, EDWARD JONES

 

 

 

 Upcoming Events

(All Events are Free and open to the public.)

 

Speakers Series: Mickey Ollson and the Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium

Sunday, May 5, 2019, 3:00 p.m.

La Loma Village Atrium, 14154 Denny Blvd, Litchfield Park, Arizona 85340Mickey Ollson of the World Wildlife Zoo and AquariumMickey Ollson of the World Wildlife Zoo and Aquarium

Director and founder of the World Wildlife Zoo will speak about how the zoo got its start and blossomed into the largest collection of exotic animals in Arizona. In partnership with Sun Health.

 

Speakers Series: “John Wesley Powell: Into the Great Unknown”

Tuesday, June 18, 2019, 10:00 a.m.

The Church at Litchfield Park, Souers Hall, 300 N. Old Litchfield Rd, Litchfield Park, AZ 85340John Wesley PowellJohn Wesley Powell

The Litchfield Park Historical Society in partnership with the Church at Litchfield Park will host this AZ Speaks presentation by the Arizona Humanities Council. Speakers Chris Glen and Sandy Sunseri will tell the story of John Wesley Powell, a one-armed Civil War veteran who set out with nine men, four boats, and ten months of rations to navigate and document the Colorado River’s course through the Grand Canyon. Listen to this exciting tale and see film clips of the raging Colorado as it was in Powell’s time.

 

Water: Where Does It Come From? Where Does It Flow?

LPHS will present a kid-friendly program at the Litchfield Park and White Tank branch libraries demonstrating with 3D models how surface water and groundwater play a part in the water cycle. Free Event for ages 6 and up.  This program will be presented at two dates and two locations.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019, 2:00 p.m.   Litchfield Park Branch Library, Community Room, 101 W. Wigwam Blvd, Litchfield Park, AZ

Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 11:00 a.m.    White Tank Branch Library, 20304 W White Tank Mountain Rd, Waddell, AZ

 

 



 

 

Los Campos, The Camps of Litchfield Park 1929-1986 cover photoLos Campos, The Camps of Litchfield Park 1929-1986 cover photo

Now Available!   

Los Campos  The Camps of Litchfield Park 1929-1986

Written by Cruz Pariga Dominguez and Belen Soto Moreno, this long awaited book is now available at the Museum Gift Shop.  It contains over 300 photos and tells the story of the Mexican-Americans (both immigrant and native born) in Litchfield Park.  It covers 1929-1986 in photos and anecdotes of life written by the authors who grew up in the Camps.  This book is a MUST HAVE for the many families that have a connection to Litchfield Park.  

 

  

Donate a Vehicle Program

The LPHS is partnering with CARS™ in a vehicle donation program.  Get rid of an unwanted vehicle and help keep the wheels turning at our Museum.  More Info:>

 

Common Threads of the Cotton Industry in Arizona

New Video features Litchfield Park History

The Litchfield Park Historical Society is again featured in a new video about the importance of the cotton industry in Arizona. (One of the 5 C's)  Check out our own Judy Cook and photos from our archives.  This video aired in September on Cox 7's Su Vida.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVfQ0O_lxJc

 

 

Aunt Mary's house
LPHS 2008.2.Aunt Mary's house LPHS 2008.2.

LPHS Museum housed in historic 'Aunt Mary's House'

Paul W. Litchfield brought Goodyear Tire and Rubber to the area in 1917 to grow long staple cotton and built his winter home, Rancho La Loma.   One of the five houses on the estate is the home of the Litchfield Park Historical Society and Museum.  Read more about the house known by Paul Litchfield's children and grandchildren as 'Aunt Mary's House'.   Read more >>

 

Why Did Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company Come To Arizona?

By Bret Jaspers
 
The Litchfield Park Historical Society was featured by KJZZ radio for their reporting project Q&AZ.  
  
Check it out at this link to the KJZZ web site.   
 
Paul Litchfield on a tractor at the Farm Forum at Goodyear Farms in 1943.
Litchfield Park Historical SocietyPaul Litchfield on a tractor at the Farm Forum at Goodyear Farms in 1943. Litchfield Park Historical Society