Join the Fun

Welcome to our family.  A GAHS membership is an extraordinary value.  For a very small investment, you will be part of something permanent and worthwhile.  We value your membership.  We invite you to become a member of the Glendale Arizona Historical Society, and participate in the role we serve in our community.  This is a chance to give back to our community and to have that wonderful feeling of connection to this great city of Glendale. Becoming a member will give you a sense of belonging in this ever changing world.Our affordable, annual membership dues are:

Individual                

Family                      Patron                     Sponsor                  Individual Life   

$20.00            

$30.00                      $50.00                   

$100.00 and over        $250.00

Your membership includes eight informative newsletters (October through May); an invitation to our monthly meetings with exceptional, special speakers (October through May); a GAHS Picnic at Manistee Ranch in November; a beautiful, Christmas Party at Manistee Ranch in December; a Members' Potluck in January; free admission to Manistee Ranch tours; and interesting field trips for great learning experiences and relaxation.

 

There are many areas where you can help advance our mission, and the associated fun and camaraderie are absolutely FREE!  Among the areas where your talents could be put to use are as tour docents; wedding facilitators (they are known as our Wedding Belles); exhibit set-up volunteers; and oral history interviewers. Camaraderie and fellowship are added benefits of membership, as we share stories and experiences with one another. Please call (623) 435-0072, or email us at gahs73@gmail.com and join the fun!!

Contribute & Volunteer

Contribute

The Glendale Arizona Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. This means that your financial gifts are tax deductible to the fullest extent provided by law when you file your federal taxes.  We do not receive any federal financial help so a gift from you, of any size, would be greatly appreciated.  Each and every gift will be used to further our service to Glendale.  Please email us for more information regarding making a donation, or mail your gifts directly to the Glendale Arizona Historical Society, PO Box 5606, Glendale, AZ  85012-5606.

Also, if you wish to donate historic artifacts that pertain to Glendale, we will gladly evaluate them according to our Accessions Policy to determine their suitability to our collections. 

Volunteer

We especially appreciate a gift of your time and talents.  We are all volunteers, serving the community of Glendale, and we would love to have you join our team.  You will fit right in and find your special spot of service -- and you will love it!!  Call (623) 435-0072 or email us at gahs73@gmail.com

The Glendale Arizona Historical Society’s volunteer opportunities include:

  • Docent/Tour Guides - Act as a docent for guided and unguided tours at both Sahuaro Ranch Guest House and Manistee Ranch during regular tour dates and during special events.

  • School Field Trips - Help assist with tours of the Guest and Adobe house at Sahuaro Ranch.

  • Exhibits & Decorating - Help develop new exhibits, as well as take down and put up seasonal exhibits at Sahuaro Ranch Guest House and Manistee Ranch.

  • Wedding Belles and Beaus - Over see the weddings in the Rose Garden at Sahuaro Ranch.

  • Archive Historical Records - Organize, digitize and catalog historical records in GAHS's extensive library.

  • Oral Histories - Perform and obtain oral histories from long-time Glendale residents.

  • Gardening & Landscaping -  Both the Sahuaro Ranch and Manistee Ranch have many volunteer hours need to maintain the properties.  There are trees and rosebushes to trim, the orchard needs to be raked due to falling leaves and fruit,  and other “ranch chores”.  If you can operate a shovel, rake or pruning device we could sure use your help.  

Volunteer Gleaners Picking Citrus at Manistee Ranch.

Scout Troop BSA volunteering to put up new corral fence at Manistee Ranch

Docent, Carol St. Clair, giving Cub Scouts a tour of Manistee Ranch.

Connect Online 

Physical Address

Sahuaro Ranch Guest House

9802 North 59th Avenue

Glendale, Arizona 85302

Email gahs73@gmail.com

Tel. 623-435-0072

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 5606

Glendale, Arizona 85312

Manistee Ranch

5127 West Northern Avenue

Glendale, Arizona 85301