The mission of the Navajo County Historical Society (Holbrook, AZ branch) is to:
- Collect and preserve data touching the early history of Navajo County and the State of Arizona, in the form of documents, printed and published materials, photographs, paintings and artifacts.
- Interpret and disseminate Navajo County's history through exhibitions, printed materials and other media.
- Provide the resources for research by maintaining a museum, archives and library.
The Navajo County Historical Society was founded May 1979 in Winslow, Arizona by a group of interested residents. The purpose of the Navajo County Historical Society is to cultivate social interchange and friendship among its members; to collect and preserve data touching the early history of Navajo County and the state of Arizona; to collect and preserve articles, specimens and material things illustrative or demonstrative of the customs, modes and habits of the aforesaid times in Navajo County, Arizona; and in furtherance of said purpose, to do all acts necessary and convenient for the promotion of the aforesaid purpose; and to exist as a social corporation under the provisions of the laws of the State of Arizona covering such corporations, and not for pecuniary profit. And to the furtherance of such purpose to acquire land or other property by grant, gift, purchase, leasehold, device, or bequest and to hold and dispose of such property as the purposes of the Corporation shall require, and to enter into contracts for the furtherance of the purpose of the corporation, including the sponsoring of public functions or exhibits.
The Navajo County Historical Society operates facilities at several locations in the county with branches in Winslow, Holbrook, Show Low and Silver Creek. Each branch has its own board of directors, by-laws and operational guidelines.
Navajo County Historical Society
100 East Arizona Street, P.O. Box 563
Holbrook, AZ 86025
Hours: 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. 7 days a week (hours may vary during the summer months). During the summer months, Indian dances are performed nightly on the courthouse lawn.
Rights & Reproduction
Contact the Navajo County Historical Society for specific information concerning rights and reproduction of items in their collection.