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                         Preservation of the Past


Office Hours
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday
10:00AM to 1:00PM
Tours by appointment only. Group tours can be arranged.
Wedding Dates are currently available!



Historical Society Member Meeting are the 4th Monday of every month from
October to May. Scroll down to see upcoming presentations.

1st & 3rd Saturday of every month from October through April
Adults  ~ $5              Seniors ~ 65+ $4
Children age 6 to 10  ~  $1 (under age 6 are free)
Military (with ID)  ~ $4
GAHS Members ~ Free
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 held on the 4th Monday of the month unless otherwise noted.

Monday February 26, 2024

7:00 PM at Manistee Ranch

Accessing Glendale History On-Line

The Glendale Arizona Historical Society Archive Library staff is pleased to announce that GAHS members and the public can now access portions of our extensive archives and library catalogs online.

An overview of the website with a Q&A following, will be presented. Until then,  explore the site to see what you can discover on your own, which you at:  or by using the QR code.


Saturday March 2, 2024

Tours of Sahuaro Ranch Guest House and The Adobe House will be held fom 11am to 2pm during Glendale Folk and Heritage Festival. A $5 donation per person is suggested.


Monday March 25, 2024

7:00 PM at Manistee Ranch

 "The State of the Society"

Monday April 22, 2024

Presentation to be announced

Monday May 20, 2024

Date changed due to the holiday. Presentation to be announced.


Monday October 28, 2024

Presentation to be announced.

Monday November 25, 2024

Presentation to be announced.

Monday December 16, 2024

Date to be changed due to the holiday. Annual Christmas Party.


   ~~Photo Permits~~
Professional photographers are required to purchase Photo Permits for taking photos at Manistee Ranch.
These are issued by Glendale Arizona Historical Society and are $25 for one day, or $100 for a year
(payment by cash
, check, or via Zelle)
Please print each of t
he 3 forms below ~ click each of the links below ~ fill in and return the Photo Registration Form
to the GAHS office at Sahuaro Ranch Guest House with your payment. Keep copies of all forms for your records. Contact the GAHS office at 623.435. 0072 if you have any questions.
Please be aware that GAHS Manistee Ranch Photo Permits DO NOT authorize you to photograph at
Sahuaro Ranch. Sahuaro Ranch Photo Permits are issued by the City of

 Purchase a Photo Permit           Photo Permit Registration            Photo Permit Conditions

Glendale and Central Avenues (or Lateral 18) circa 1940s

                                   ~~OUR MISSION~~

Founded in 1973, the mission of Glendale Arizona Historical Society is to promote public awareness and appreciation of the history of Glendale and the surrounding region and collects, preserves and interprets documentary material &

material objects. It disseminates historical information and supports scholarly research.


The society fosters interest in the past, assists with formal historical inquiry and informal information exchanges,

believing that an understanding of the past illuminates the present and gives vision for the future.

GAHS is dedicated to historic preservation in Glendale and our work includes collecting and preserving artifacts,

archiving photographs, oral histories, compiling written materials and researching Glendale's past, 

historic buildings, people, and lifestyles.


Click here to view what historical properties we're tracking or are at risk.

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