The office staff have reopened the office at Sahuaro Ranch Park in the Guest House with hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10:00AM-1:00PM.

  We are doing limited tours by appointment only.  The City is not opening the Main House this Fall.  Manistee tours start in Oct. on the 1st and 3rd Sat.

If you have not paid your membership dues for this year, it would be appreciated. Without our weddings income for the past year our budget is hurting.


Honoring the Proud History of Glendale, Arizona


To promote public awareness and appreciation of the history of Glendale and the surrounding region, the Glendale Arizona Historical Society collects, preserves and interprets documentary material and material objects. It disseminates historical information and supports scholarly research.


The society fosters interest in the past, formal historical inquiry and informal information exchanges, believing that an understanding of the past illuminates the present and gives vision for the future.

Founded in 1973, the Glendale Arizona Historical Society is dedicated to the historic preservation in Glendale, including: collecting and preserving artifacts, photographs, oral histories, written materials; researching Glendale's histories, buildings, people and lifestyles; and disseminating information about Glendale's history.

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

KEEPING YOU INFORMED       Ron Short, GAHS President

The Glendale Arizona Historical Society website is an important communication tool with our membership and visitors. This report will be a periodic update on the activities of the Society and news regarding Glendale’s history. The Mission of the Society is to promote and preserve Glendale’s history. Click here to view what historical properties we're tracking for you now.

The GAHS newsletter is published eight times per year during the active Society season, October through May. In addition to being available for viewing here, it is also mailed directly to active and lifetime members, city officials and other historical societies. We hope you enjoy it.


Save the date

October 25 7:00PM









Our featured speaker for the October 25 meeting at 7:00 at Manistee Ranch will be Lorraine Zomok. Lorraine has been a member of the Glendale Historical Society for many years. She is very active serving Glendale as a long
time resident and business owner. Lorraine maintains a Tourism area in her business and is always on the lookout for ways to promote downtown Glendale.

Lorraine Zomok is the owner of Memory Lane Trinkets and Treasures located in Historic Downtown Glendale. She is also the President of the Historic Downtown Glendale Merchants Association (HDGMA). Lorraine retired from the City of Glendale after nearly two decades with the Tourism Office.
A resident since 1972, she and her husband, Bud live in the Catlin Court Historic District in a National Register designated home built in 1918. Lorraine is also active in several nonprofit organizations including the Glendale

Ambassadors, Glendale Sister Cities and serves on the Glendale Arts Commission.