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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 usual location is the Goodyear Branch Library at 14455 W. Van Buren, unless otherwise specified
Our November Meeting

Our guest speaker will be Al Field, who has been a resident of Avondale since 1948. He is the President of his own Utility Specialist company, Al Field & ASsociates - and will speak on the history of Avondale from his family's perspective. November 18 at 3 PM.

The meeting will be held at our new, permanent location - the Goodyear Branch Library at 14455 W. Van Buren - which is about one-half mile west of Goodyear City Hall. See the GREEN circled location

Library / City Hall
Society Newsletter

Download the October-November-December 2014 issue featuring articles on:
  • NASCAR's Air Force
  • Fire Engulfs Tolleson Tank Farm
  • The People Who Produce the "Quarterly"
  • Sixty Years Ago
  • Coldwater Commercial Company
  • Estrella Mountain's Big Horn Sheep
  • Rosie the Riveters
  • Hubbell Trading Post

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