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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.
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.
April 15 Meeting

Our guest for the April meeting will be Oscar Henderson. He has been a barber in Avondalefor many years. Society Past President Frank Ross will conduct an interview with Oscar - a different format for us.

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.

Proposed Centennial Trail

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