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Who We Are

The Three Rivers Historical Society is made up of dedicated volunteers who are preserving the history of the Southwest Valley in the greater Phoenix area. The cities of Avondale, Goodyear, Litchfield Park and Tolleson have grown at the confluence of the Agua Fria, Salt and Gila rivers.
We offer meetings and public exhibits - collect artifacts, photos and rare documents - and have an active program to record oral and written personnal and family histories. Meetings are held on the third Tuesday, January through June and September through November - at 3 PM. featuring an informative presentation on Southwest Valley history.

Next Meeting - April 17

State Route 30 is planned to be a limited access highway paralleling the I-17 to the north of the Gila RIver, which would serve to relieve traffic on the I-17.

State Route 30

Gaby Kemp, of the Arizona Department of Transportation, will discuss the evolving plans for this road work and how it might affect the Southwest Valley.

This interesting presentation will be held at the Goodyear Branch Library Community Room 14455 W. Van Buren in Goodyear, from 3 PM to 4 PM

Future Meeting - May 15

Join us for a presentation - Caring for Our Historians - How to Plan for Care

Our presenter will be Nydia Montijo of the Foundation for Senior Living

Call to Members

Your Society needs your involvement to further our goal of Preserving the Southwest Valley. Please review the attached letter for David Meeese, President, to learn how and where you can help.


Society Newsletter

Download the January - February - March 2018 issue featuring articles on:
  • The Society Debuts New Display
  • Do You Remember?
  • Barry Goldwater's Military Service
  • Floods in the Southwest Valley
  • "Los Campos" Book Now Available
  • Advice from an Old Farmer
  • Message from the Board of Directors

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Join the Society

Please attend one of our meetings to learn about the Society and what we have to offer. You can also download our Membership Flyer
Previous Newsletters, History Books, Documents (new feature)

Download our Previous Issues and also view information about area photo history books

View our By-Laws        Print our By-Laws        View our Taxpayer ID letter
Contact Us

Register for our email list. You'll receive a reminder for each meeting with information about the presentation, and also our Quarterly newsletter.

Our Mailing address is:
    Three Rivers Historical Society, P.O. Box 7251, Goodyear AZ 85338

Society information is available by phone at 623-386-1397