WELCOME HISTORIANS & GRAND CANYON ENTHUSIASTS
The Grand Canyon Historical Society is a non-profit corporation under IRS Code 501(c)(3). Our Mission Statement:
The Grand Canyon Historical Society celebrates and promotes the study and preservation of the Grand Canyon region's cultural and natural history for the education and enjoyment of its members and the public.
Membership is open to any person interested in the historical, educational, and charitable purposes of the Grand Canyon Historical Society. Online payments accepted... You can start or renew your membership and/or make a Scholarship donation online! Go to our Membership page to see how.
Members meet up for programs and visits to historic sites. The Grand Canyon Historical Society is an informal and congenial group who has fun and learns about the area at the same time.
The Grand Canyon Historical Society publishes and preserves information concerning upcoming and past events of the group along with letters and articles written by members; the Society Store offers logo-wear and more.
Scholarship & Research Grant
The Grand Canyon Historical Society awards a $1,500 scholarship for use in research of the Grand Canyon area.
Grand Canyon Pioneer Award is presented annually. Grand Canyon Hall of Fame Award for Community Service is presented by the Grand Canyon Historical Society and the National Park Service Grand Canyon.
The Grand Canyon Historical Society has established a collection, organized clean up projects, provides support for work on restoration and preservation projects, and has a robust oral history program.
Oral History of the Quarter
Mary Hoover - Life on the South Rim between 1946 and 1991 - Part 1
..... more Oral Histories
GC Events, Social Media & Lectures
Scenic view looking west from Pima Point to the Colorado River, taken from the West Rim Drive. Photo courtesy of the Grand Canyon National Park Museum Collection.
We are pleased to announce that GCHS t-shirts and other logo gear are available and ready for purchase. We have created a GCHS online store front on CafePress (the leading print-on-demand merchandise site) with gear using our new Desert View watchtower and Canyon of Books images that James Hayford generously created for us.
Links of interest to Grand Canyon and history buffs, including a link to the best Grand Canyon reference site: Bibliography of the Grand Canyon and Lower Colorado River for materials published between 1540 and the present.