At the museum you can explore and learn via two galleries about the educational facilities; daily living; early beginnings and families of this humble community; William R. Norton & his development of the Sunny Slope Townsite; the significant roles of the Desert Mission, and later, John C. Lincoln Hospital, played in the community as well as the burgeoning businesses that have helped keep Sunnyslope viable to this day.

Coming up

Saturday, September 22, from 10 am to noon, we will be hosting Meet the Candidates.  Most of you live in District 28 of the State of Arizona, therefore we are having candidates running for the State Senate: Republican Kate Brophy McGee, Democrat Christine Marsh; State House of Representatives: Democrats Aaron Lieberman and Kelli Butler, and Republican Kathy Petsas.  We have received confirmation from Maria Syms, State Representative, running for re-election and from  Republican Frank Riggs, running as a candidate for State Superintendent of Public Education.  Governor Ducey is not able to attend, however, he will be sending Taralyn Lawrie to speak on his behalf.  We have reached out Democrat Kathy Hoffman, also running for State Superindent of Public Instructions,  as well as the candidates for the Governing Board, Maricopa Community Colleges, District 3; and the candidate for Maricopa County Justice of the Peace, Roberta Miller.

Museum & Society Headquarters

737 E. Hatcher Rd.

Phoenix, AZ 85020


Hours: Thursday – Sunday, 10 am – 3 pm


Mission Statement

The mission of the Sunnyslope Historical Society shall be to promote, encourage and foster research of the history of Sunnyslope.  We do this by collecting, preserving and disseminating materials and information relating to the history of Sunnyslope; encouraging and instructing members in the ethical principles, scientific methods and effective techniques of historical research.


Call for Volunteers and Donations

We are seeking volunteers to staff our museum!  Please click here for more information; training will be provided.  During the summer we will be putting up new exhibits and getting ready for our fall opening in September.  For those of you who enjoy history we are digitizing our collection!  If you can put in volunteer hours during the summer, we need people who will be able to type information into the computer from our library index card.  We will be glad to show you how to do this.

Please consider joining the Sunnyslope Historical Society or making a donation.

Museum Hours & Admission

Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Hours: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm  


Dear members and friends:

The Sunnyslope Historical Society has been in existence since 1989. We have been at this location, 737 E. Hatcher Road since 2002. Each year we have been able to provide exhibits, speakers and refreshments, by using money from memberships, donations and grants.  We are in need of new members and new donations. The history and artifacts of this area are interesting. We go back to the early 1800s when people began coming here for the benefits of the dry air and sunshine to heal their illnesses. We are looking for members who are proud of this area of Phoenix. We need people to be docents, researchers and librarians to help us properly record the pictures, news clippings, artifacts and relevant books and magazines. We need your ideas concerning the type of programs that would interest today’s younger people.

Please reply to this email by sharing your interests. We are open on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10;00 am until 3:00 pm each week . There is no charge for visiting this museum. If you are willing to visit us, just drop in. If you like what you see join as a member and give us your suggestions.

If you are willing to send a donation we are a 501c3 and you can deduct your donation from your income tax. Just make you check out to Sunnyslope Historical Society. You can also designate that the money is “ in memory of” or “for an anniversary or a birthday” or some other occasion and we will put it in the next newsletter. You can also buy a brick to be placed in the courtyard and we will send you a form to put the wording on the brick. You can also just include the wording with your check. Bricks are $100 each.

Please mail your check to Sunnyslope Historical Society

737 E. Hatcher Road, Phoenix, AZ 85020