I gave a presentation at the White Tank Branch Library in February about the history of Waddell, Arizona. Our little postal district has more of a story than some might suspect. The room was packed, a testament to the interest in Arizona and local history.
One of the west valley’s best places to learn local history is the Litchfield Park Historical Society and Museum. Housed in a small house on the historic La Loma estate of Paul Litchfield, the museum has four rooms of exhibits. Semi-permanent exhibits showcase the early history of Litchfield Park and Goodyear Farms. The current exhibit on life in the worker camps for Goodyear Farms, Los Campos de Litchfield Park, has been so well attended that the Historical Society will be extended the exhibit showing.
Open Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays from 10 am to 4 pm, get by to see this free museum before they close for the summer on Labor Day. The museum can be found on the northwest corner of Litchfield Road and Camelback Road. And tell them I sent you!