Members meet monthly for a program or to visit a historic site. The Grand Canyon Historical Society is an informal and congenial group who has fun and learns about the area at the same time.
To the right is the outings/programs schedule which members of the Grand Canyon Historical Society may attend, coordinated by the GCHS Outings Team. Additionally, members from all over the country converge on the Grand Canyon in July for the annual picnic at Shoshone Point. It is at the picnic when presentations are made for the Grand Canyon Pioneer Award and the Grand Canyon Hall of Fame Award. Non-members are welcome to attend to learn about the Society. Also, please check the Grand Canyon Association calendar for other events that may be of interest to the GCHS membership.
Send questions or comments about outings to:
Outings Coordinator at Outings@GrandCanyonHistory.org
Outing Coordinator Responsibilities
Monthly Outing Leader Responsibilities
From Navajo Point looking north toward Marble Canyon, Vermillion Cliffs, Painted Desert, Circa 1920. Photo Copyright Grand Canyon National Park Museum Collection
Outings for 2016
Refer to the most recent issue of The Bulletin for meeting times and places for these outings.
March 14 & 15 Replica Boat Trip Launch at Lee's Ferry.
Contact Dave Mortenson to sign up for the “no host”
dinner and “Voyagers Without Trace” film screening.
Title your email “GCHS Lees Ferry Outing” and send to
March 29 Re-enact Toroweap Mirror Flashing From Rim to Replica Boat Trip. If interested in this and to be kept up to date on the trip progress and road conditions email Arnie Richards at firstname.lastname@example.org and title your email “GCHS Toroweap”
June 29-30 TWA/United Accident 60th Anniversary Commemoration.
June 29- July 1 Silent wreath laying at the TWA
memorial in Flagstaff Citizens Cemetery and United
Airlines memorial at Pioneer Cemetery, Grand Canyon
June 30 beginning at 10:00 a.m. and continuing
until 2:00 pm Grand Canyon National Park staff will
be on-site at the 1956 Grand Canyon TWA-United
Airlines Aviation Accident Site National Historic
Landmark monument, and will provide on-site
interpretation about the significance of the 1956
accident. A formal program will be offered at 10:00 am;
those wishing to participate should meet the ranger at
the Watchtower in the Desert View area.
June 30 8:30 p.m. An evening program will be
presented at the McKee Amphitheater in Grand Canyon
Village to tell the story of the accident and how the
national park seeks to preserve the accident site.
If you have questions please call Kirby Lynn
Shedlowski at 928-638-7958 or at
email Wayne Ranney, Grand Canyon Historical
Society, at email@example.com
JULY 9 --
ANNUAL SHOSHONE POINT PICNIC and Award Ceremony to be held Saturday, July 9, 2016. Come Share Good Company and A Spectacular View at the GCHS Annual Picnic!! We'll eat around 1:00 then have a short speech about what's up with the Society by our president, Wayne Ranney, and then presentation of the Pioneer Award and the Hall of Fame Awards. Everyone should bring: a dish to share (casserole, dessert, etc), drinks, dishes/utensils, and something to barbecue.
Parking at the point will be limited; please carpool or plan to walk from the parking lot. There will be volunteer vehicles to help ferry supplies and people as needed.
To get to Shoshone Point from the main entrance:
• Take the East Rim Drive.
• About 1.5 miles beyond the road to Yaki Point, turn left into a dirt parking area and look for the yellow gate.
November 4-6, 2016 History Symposium, Grand
Canyon South Rim
No outing -- Happy Holidays!
Direct questions to: Outings@GrandCanyonHistory.org