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Call for historical items – The addition to our collection room extension is finished.  We now have room for more items – if you have any Sunnyslope records or memorabilia to donate please call Rene at 602-684-1607 or call the museum and leave a message 602-331-3150.

Schedule of Events for 2019

** All events are scheduled at the Sunnyslope Historical Society Museum unless otherwise noted. **

July 24, 2019  Wednesday  11:00am – Early Sunnyslope presentated at

Goelet Beuf Senior Center 3435 West Pinnacle Peak Road, Phoenix, AZ  85027

August 13th Tuesday 1:00pm – Presentation on the History of Sunnyslope with Ed Dobbins

at the Palazzo 6250 North 19th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ  85015

September 17th & 24th  Tuesdays 10:00am – Photos Forever Classes at Sunnyslope Senior Center

September 26th – Thursday 9:30-11:30am  Some Memories Growing Up with Marty Robbins


Thursday,  September 26, 2019  9:30am-Noon

‘Some Memories Growing Up with Marty Robbins’ by Andrew Means

Presentation Free – Limited Seating – Reservations Required   Non-Member Reservations  Member Reservations

Join us for a look at the life of Country-Western singer Marty Robbins.  The Arizona desert was the childhood playground for this country music legend, as remembered by his twin sister, Mamie. He purchased property in Sunnyslope for his mother and his sister as he climbed the ladder of success.  You will enjoy history, music & food.

Music following presentation by Chuck Herrera Band.

Lunch will be available after the presentation for those who purchase an option that includes lunch.

Lunch will be:

Croissant Sandwiches, Mediterranean Salad, Kale Salad, All-American Chocolate Cake, Coffee & Refreshments.

Book $18 – Lunch $12  Members 25% Discount

Advance Presentation Packages available:

Advance Reservation Only (Presentation seat only, does not include book or lunch)

Desert Mission Package (Presentation Seat and Lunch, does not include book)

Viking Package (Presentation Seat and Book, does not include Lunch)

Lincoln Package (Presentation Seat, Lunch and Book all included)

Register to become a member at event and receive your discount towards your membership.

Reserve your seat now!

Non-Member Reservations    Member Reservations

September 28th – Saturday Community Garden Brick Dedication at Mountain View Park

October 19th – Saturday – Neighborhood Gain Events – Check with your local Block Watch

October 19th – Saturday – 4:30-8:30  Movie in the Park – WONDER PARK – at Mountain View Park

Community Garden Feast starts at 4:30 6:00 pm Movie to start at sundown.

October 26th – Saturday – 9am-5pm – Sunnyslope Open Art Studio Tour –                       visit:

November 16th – Saturday – 2:00pm  Hidden Killers of Post War Homes – Tour of SSHS 1945 house and a 1 hour documentary film

December 4th – Wednesday – 5:30-8:30 – Tree Lighting at Honor Health

December 14th – Saturday – Winter Festival – Alice & 10th Street Wash


January 11th – Saturday – 10:00am – Annual Meeting – SSHS Elections – They Call Me Mac Farland

February 15th – Saturday – 10:00am-noon – History of Citrus – Ed Dobbins presentation

March 7th – Saturday – Sunnyslope Food Crawl

March Time to be arranged – Time Capsule Opening

March 21st – Friday – 10am-Noon

March 21st – Friday – 10am-Noon – Amy Phillips

presents an exclusive showing of her Judith Leiber

Purses Collection


This is a Fundraiser for the SSHS Museum

Limited Seating – Reservations Required


Ms. Phillips will talk about Judith Leiber’s life and her ascent to the top of the fashion industry. Born in Hungary, she began her career as a trainee at a handbag company.  She was the first woman graduated to master craftswoman, becoming the first woman to join the Hungarian Handbag Guild in Budapest. Judith Leiber avoided Nazi persecution when she escaped the Holocaust of World War II. Leiber founded her own business in 1963. She is known for her crystal minaudieres, evening purses made of a metal shell often encrusted with Swarovski crystals, plated with silver or gold and with various forms, such as baby pigs, slices of watermelon, cupcakes, peacocks, penguins and snakes. Sold at exclusive boutiques around the world, her purses may cost up to several thousand dollars and have become a status symbol for many women including many American First Ladies.


Raffle Fundraiser!

The following will be raffled off at the event!

  • An Autographed copy of the book “The Artful Handbag”
  • An original Judith Leiber purse!

The first raffle will be the autographed book and the purse will be drawn second. All remaining tickets after the book drawing will be used in the purse drawing. You DO NOT need to be present to Win! The winner, if not present at the event drawing will be notified by phone and/or e-mail provided at time of purchase.

Ticket only packages will be:

  • Individual Raffle ticket – $10.00
  • 3 raffle tickets – $20.00
  • 20 raffle tickets – $100.00

Lunch will be:

Menu to be finalized soon.


Advance Presentation Packages available:

Desert Mission Package – $40.00 ($50.00 Value) (Presentation Reservation, Lunch, and 1 raffle ticket)

Viking Package – $80.00 ($100.00 Value) (Presentation Reservation, Lunch, and 9 raffle ticket)

Lincoln Package – $120.00 ($250.00 Value) (Presentation Reservation, Lunch, and 21 raffle ticket)


Reserve your seat now!

Reserve Presentation Seat and Package

Buy Tickets for Raffle Only

April 4th – Saturday 9am-3pm – Slopefest at Palma Park with Police escorted bike ride.  Brett with John C. Lincoln K-9 unit to present at museum at water stop for bike ride.

May TBA  Photos Forever – 



Sunnyslope Historical Society Gift Shop







Sunnyslope Historical Society Gift Shop

Looking for a gift or present for that special someone?

From historical books, postcards, to fine jewelry, souvenir clothing and keepsakes, the Sunnyslope Historical Society Gift Shop has unique items available for purchase.

Gift Shop open during normal museum hours:

Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.