New Exhibits Now Open
Our newest Exhibits; The Apprentice Farmers ... and Beyond and People of the Land: Southwest Farming Families are now open to the public. Without our farms, America would not survive as a nation - and the Southwest Valley is all about farming. Come see our newest exhibits and see how Goodyear Farms had an impact on international farming methods, the story of the Apprentice Farmer Program, and the farming families who still work the land in the Southwest Valley today. See the Exhibits Page for more information.
Litchfield Park Centennial
Copper Commemorative Coins
You can now purchase your own copper coin commemorating the Litchfield Park Centennial (2017). These coins were designed by Don Crowder of the Arizona Territorial Mint. One side has a carving of Paul Weeks Litchfield – 1875-1959 and the other side has three cotton bolls with Litchfield Park Centennial – 1917-2017 stamped on it. Each coin was made from one Troy ounce (31.1 grams) of .999 pure copper mined in Arizona; and was struck on an 1893 500-pound drop-hammer press. The edge is stamped with a copper-purity verification; and each coin is enclosed in a plastic case to prevent tarnishing.
These beautiful coins are available now in our museum gift shop for $20 each. They make a wonderful gift – for others and for you! Come and see them today.
A Brief History of Litchfield Park
Litchfield Park, Arizona, is a small residential community in Maricopa County, only 2 miles north of I-10 and 16 miles west of central Phoenix - and is the historic center of the Southwest Valley. It is a unique suburban community boasting a wholesome, casual atmosphere with beautiful homes, mature landscaping, charming sidewalk cafes, the celebrated Wigwam Golf Resort, award-winning schools and friendly neighbors. Read more >
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:>
Welcome to the new website of the Litchfield Park Historical Society and Museum. Please explore the site and learn about the museum and the history of Litchfield Park, Arizona.
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 >>