Sunnyslope Historical Society & Museum

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



Call for Volunteers

We are seeking volunteers to staff our museum!  Please click here for more information; training will be provided.

Museum Hours & Admission

Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Hours: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Free Admission


Coming up

Annual Meeting

Coming up January 28, 2017 is our annual meeting, at 10 am.  We will elect the board of directors and officers for 2017.  The selections of the nominating committee are available here and the sample ballot is available here.    Please be reminded that to cast a vote one must be present at the annual meeting.  Nominations for officers and members of the board of directors may also come from the floor during the annual meeting.

The speaker for our January 28, 2017 meeting will be Leslie Spencer-Snider.   Leslie moved to Arizona from Wyoming in the late 70’s.  She, of course, fell in love with the Arizona climate and desert.  She got involved with the Phoenix Mountains Preservation council in the 1990’s and became their president in 2000.  Leslie also became vice president of Save Our Mountains Foundation in 2010.   She will speak about the North Mountain Visitor’s Center on 7th Street.  Please come and enjoy her presentation, stay for snacks and enjoy visiting with folks working to preserve our history.

Art Exhibit and Sale

We are counting down to our art exhibit this year.  Robert White paints whimsical cars.  Mr. White is from Rio Rico, AZ, and has won many prizes for his paintings all over the world.  We will be having various car clubs bring their cars each weekend in February.  The art show will start on February 3, 2017, and continue throughout the month of February on the days we are open.  There will be an opening event on February 3 from 5-7 pm with wine and snacks and an opportunity to view the paintings.  The car shows will be in the parking lot on the weekends.  If you are interested in showing off your cars, call Ron Beck at 1-242-520-3813 or Jim Grose 623-236-0678.  The exhibited paintings by Robert White are on sale and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Museum.

Palo Verde Festival

April 8, 2017 we will hold our annual Palo Verde Festival.

Annual Home Tour

The home tour has been moved to April 22 and 23, 2017.  More information to come.