The Taylor/Shumway Heritage Foundation became a functioning organization in 1992 but was not incorporated until 1997. Prior to that time it was a part of the Navajo County Historical Society but its participation was limited. The mission of the Taylor/Shumway Heritage Foundation is to foster activities that will preserve and enhance the heritage of Taylor and Shumway and the surrounding areas. During the last ten years the Foundation has:
- Restored five sites: The Shumway school house, the Margaret Hancock McCleve Log Cabin, the Standifird Home, the Pioneer Museum and the Taylor Museum.
- Built a Veteran's Memorial
- Developed displays, collections and activities to educate and entertain the local citizenry and guests.
Our emphasis now is developing programs to attract the public and to create a Special Collections area for researchers.
If you have family stories or pictures about the development of Taylor and Shumway, or have information about the families who lived here, please contact us so that we can add your experiences to our collection.
On Memorial Day, Labor Day and the Monday after Independence Day, the Heritage Foundation sponsors a Hayride Jamboree. The hayride has a narrated history of old homes and stops at the restored sites. It is followed by a free cowboy supper in the grove behind the Log Cabin and musical entertainment on the front porch. The town of Taylor celebrates these occasions on the Saturday preceding the given holiday and the Heritage Foundation sponsors the Hayride Jamboree the following Monday.
The Snowflake, Taylor, Shumway area contains about 10,000 people. We try to help each guest feel a taste of yesteryear at our sites.
We are open to the public between 10am to 2pm Monday thru Saturday. We can be reached by phone at: #928-536-6649.
Taylor/Shumway Heritage Foundation
Taylor, AZ 85939
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