- 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.
- Our Meetings
Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month - except July and August - at 3 PM. featuring an informative presentation on Southwest Valley history.
Our normal location is room 117 at Goodyear City Hall, 190 N. Litchfield Rd. Please check this web site for special locations.
- Upcoming Meetings
Our presenter for the February 18 meeting will be Litchfield Park Mayor Tom Shoat. He has been active in local communities, serving on the first city council of Litchfield Park.
Tom also serves on the Executive Committee of the Arizona League of Cities and Towns. Withmore than 30 years of experience in legal affairs and management strategy, he has been very active on regional and statewide groups.
This meeting will at our regular time and location - 3 PM at Goodyear City Hall
- Society Newsletter
Download the January-February-March 2014 issue featuring articles on:
- Billy Moore Days - 55 Years of Fun
- What is a Cowboy?
- The Gadsden Purchase
- Wise and Witty Sayings
- Avaondale Circle, 1944
- The Gila River
- Remember the Burma Shave Signs?
- Verlyne Meck Recounts Buckeye’s Early Days
- Video Camera Operator Needed
You will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view our newsletters. Download it for free.
- Our Trail Project
The Society is developing an educational and historical walking trail at Estrella Mountain Regional Park.
The half-mile, barrier-free trail will have visual and artistic displays highlighting the geology of the Estrella Mountains, the story of the Hohokam people and culture,
information on the first explorers and settlers of the region, as well as the history and economy of the Southwest Valley.
Visit our TRAIL PAGE to learn all about the project, and how you can volunteer to work on the trail or donate to its construction.
- 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
You can also download our Previous Issues
and also view information about area photo history books
- 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