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.

OUR NEXT PROGRAM MEETING              Save the Date

All activities have been postponed or cancelled.



Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, social distancing requests and national and state governmental limit requirements placed on the size of meetings

the Glendale Arizona Historical Society board

has decided to reduce all office activities, and eliminate, cancel or postpone all lectures, tours and activities (meaning almost everything) until further notice.

The Glendale Arizona Historical Society office staff will continue to monitor and reply to emails and voice messages.

The board of the Glendale Arizona Historical Society wishes all members and those who have visited the website today the best of health and luck during these times.

The board of the Glendale Arizona Historical Society and its members certainly wish to pick up and move on.

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Physical Address

Glendale Arizona Historical Society Office

Sahuaro Ranch Guest House

9802 North 59th Avenue

Glendale, Arizona 85302


Tel.   623-435-0072

Email:   gahs73@gmail.com

  Email webmaster:    webmastergahs73@gmail.com

Manistee Ranch

5127 West Northern Avenue

Glendale, Arizona 85301

Mailing Address

Glendale Arizona Historical Society

P.O. Box 5606

Glendale, Arizona 85312-5606