TOMORROW – Saturday, February 17, Kate Brophy McGee, Arizona State Senator, will be presenting her life on the ranch in Arizona.  The presentation is 10 am to noon and will be followed by a light lunch.  Please join us.

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, March 10, 2018, our monthly meeting will be from 10 am until noon and will be followed by a light lunch.  The speaker at our monthly meeting will be Jim Veihdeffer, who has blogged extensively about a multi-room landscape art project from 2001 along the Arizona Canal in Sunnyslope.    After lunch, Rene Blain, our Vice President, will lead a bike tour along the canal to see the multiroom landscape art project.  If you are interested in participating in the bike tour, please contact the museum at 602-331-3150 and let us know that you plan to attend.  For more information please see Jim Veihdeffer’s online blog Trippin’ Along the Arizona Canal.

Saturday, March 24, 2018 at noon we will hold a potluck.  During October 2017 the Literacy Volunteers and Sunnyslope Historical Society had a potluck, which was enjoyed greatly — so we are holding this event again!

Saturday, April 21, 2018 – will be our annual Palo Verde Festival.  Rusty’s Angels, a sanctuary for older dogs, and the Arizona Humane Society will be presenting.  Each organization will bring a small animal.  Our event will be held in the courtyard, weather permitting.  A light lunch will follow the presentation.

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.

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