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.
Museum & Society Headquarters
737 E. Hatcher Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85020
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
We are opening for the season on September 10, 2017, with a Meet and Greet and Sunday afternoon between 2 and 4 pm. However if a group wants to see the museum or rent our courtyard for an event we will be happy to open for them, please call Bobbie at 602-944-2324.
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. This year has been difficult for us. Every person who works at the museum is a volunteer. We have also had fund raisers, but as our volunteers get older they are unable to do this work. 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. But most of all we need funds to pay the bills, buy office supplies, advertise our museum and provide interesting events for the public to enjoy. 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
Meet and Greet on Sunday, September 10, 2017, 2-4 pm. Light refreshments will be served. Come and meet friends and visitors.
Saturday, September 16, 2017, at 10 am we will hold a conversation with Debra Stark our city councilwoman. We will have a 50/50 raffle and we will also have a drawing for gift shop items. As always, a light lunch will be served. No charge but donations are encouraged.