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MISSION

 

The mission of the Cornville Historical Society is to gather, preserve and share information about the history of the Cornville-Page Springs area from the time of pioneer settlement in the 1870's to the present.  The Society does research, keeps records, collects historical items, and sponsors educational activities relating to rural life in the historic Lower Oak Creek area. 

  

GOALS & OBJECTIVES

 

1.  GATHER:  Collect Historical Information

2.  PRESERVE:  Store Collections Safely

3.  SHARE:  Inform Community & Be Visible

4.  GAIN COMMUNITY SUPPORT:  Strengthen Organization

 

 

ROGER NAYLOR TO SPEAK AT ANNUAL

FUNDRAISER EVENT DECEMBER 4

 

The Society is pleased to announce that Arizona author and travel writer Roger Naylor will be the featured speaker at the Society's Annual Holiday Fundraiser, 1 to 4 pm, Sunday, December 4, at Oak Creek School, 11490 East Purple Sage Road in Cornville.  Naylor will present The Amazing Kolb Brothers of Grand Canyon, based on his book by the same name.  The event will also feature the popular gift basket drawing and refreshments.  All raffle proceeds support the Cornville Historical Society.

 

The publilc is invited to hear Naylor's presentation about the amazing adventures of two pioneer brothers who went to great lengths (to say the least!) as photographers of the Grand Canyon.  The book preserves a fascinating story from Arizona's history.  Admission is free.

 

Roger Naylor is a resident of the Verde Valley, a well-known feature writer for the Arizona Republic, Arizona Highways and more, and the author of several Arizona travel books.  Among his specialties, he includes "... parks, lonely hiking trails, twisting back roads, diners with burgers sizzling on the grill, small towns, ghost towns, and pie."  His writing is unique, descriptive and filled with humor.  Another recent book, Crazy for the-Arizona  Tales of Ghosts, Gumshoes and Bigfoot" includes huorous fictional short stories "filled with Arizona legents, history locations, and weather."  Naylor will have most of his books available for a book signing for those who may wish to purchase holiday gifts. 

 

Following the presentation, the Society will have the gift basket raffle.  A long row of baskets, each valued at $50 or more, will feature gift certificates and themed items.  Tickets are $1.00 each or six for $5.00.  Holiday refreshments will also be offered for an enjoyable afternoon with neighbors and friends! 

 

OLD POST OFFICE UPDATE  

 

Former Cornville Postmaster Patrick Shamrell has agreed to lead a Post Office Committee, that reports to the  Board of Directors.  Dan Derrick and Bob Snyder will assist Patrick.

 

Recently, items that have been stored in the Old Post Office have been moved to a storage unit at Mountain Vu Storage.  Interior carpentry is complete, but painting and upkeep are ongoing needs.  If you would like to volunteer a few hours to help, contact Patrick Shamrell at info@cornville-historical-society.org. 

 

 THANKS to everyone for your community support!

 

 

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ROGER NAYLOR TO SPEAK AT ANNUAL FUNDRAISER EVENT  DECEMBER 4 

OLD POST OFFICE UPDATE 

 

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