Partners

 

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

Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce

 

Mary Cavanaugh-Marsh, Financial Advisor, EDWARD JONES

 

Estrella Rotary Foundation, Inc.

 

Newest exhibit now open

WATERThe Evolution of a Resource

This fascinating exhibit traces water in our region from prehistoric times through to present-day concerns.

Curators: Lisa Hegarty and John DonahueCurators: Lisa Hegarty and John Donahue

 

Save The Date!

The First Annual Litchfield Park Home and Garden Tour


Saturday, March 2, 2019, 10 am to 4 pm
Tickets are $20.00 each
House tours, antique cars, and quilt displays


Tickets will be available through this web site starting early December 2108 



 

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

 

 

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.  

 

  

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 >>

 

Litchfield Park City HallLitchfield Park City Hall

 

 

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 >