The Grand Canyon Historical Society is a non-profit corporation under
IRS Code 501(c)(3), whose mission is to study and preserve the history
of sites, historical photographs and artifacts of Grand Canyon and
surrounding areas; and to support the restoration of sites and buildings
at Grand Canyon National Park.
The Grand Canyon
Historical Society was founded in 1984 in Flagstaff. Originally called
the Grand Canyon Pioneers Society, the name was changed in 2002.
__About the GCHS
Membership Membership is open to any person interested in the historical, educational, and charitable purposes of the Grand Canyon Historical Society. Online payments accepted... You can start or renew your membership and/or make a Scholarship donation online! Go to Membership page to see how.
Outings/Programs Calendar Members meet monthly for a program or to visit a historic site. The Grand Canyon Historical Society is an informal and congenial group who has fun and learns about the area at the same time.
Publications The Grand Canyon Historical Society publishes and preserves information concerning upcoming and past events of the group along with letters and articles written by members; and stories of old time happenings at Grand Canyon written by members giving tales of Grand Canyon never found in history books.
Scholarship The Grand Canyon Historical Society awards a $1,000 scholarship to a graduate student at Northern Arizona University for use in research of the Grand Canyon area.
Awards Grand Canyon Pioneer Award is presented by the Grand Canyon Historical Society. Grand Canyon Hall of Fame Award for Community Service is presented by the Grand Canyon Historical Society and the National Park Service Grand Canyon.
Collections & Restoration Projects The Grand Canyon Historical Society has established a collection of historical materials in the "Special Collections" area at the Northern Arizona University's Cline Library in Flagstaff, Arizona, where letters, papers and photographs are cataloged and stored archivally for research.
The Grand Canyon Historical Society organizes clean up projects or provides support to members who work on the restoration/preservation of sites and buildings.
_2017 History Symposium The 4th Grand Canyon History Symposium in 2017? Remember, it only takes 6 weeks for this event to sell out! So, come back in early 2016 to be considered as a presenter, and in October 2016 to register for the event. You won't want to miss it, again. [All dates are estimates at this time.]
_ Grand Canyon Community Lecture Series The Grand Canyon Association and Grand Canyon Field Institute host a wide-range of events for members, class participants, and the general public. The Community Lecture Series Events are held in Flagstaff, Prescott, and Glendale.
are pleased to announce that GCHS t-shirts and other logo gear are
available and ready for purchase. We have created a GCHS online store
front on CafePress (the
leading print-on-demand merchandise site) with gear using our new
Desert View watchtower and Canyon of Books images that James Hayford
generously created for us.
FAQs The most frequently asked question we receive is... FAQs
Questions? Comments? Send an email to Pioneers@GrandCanyonHistory.org or GCPioneers@gmail.com
These pages updated: August 24, 2013
If anyone, especially a descendant of a Grand Canyon Pioneer or a person who has worked or lived at the Grand Canyon, has any historical or anecdotal information on the Grand Canyon that they believe the Society may be interested in, they are invited to contribute this information to the Grand Canyon Historical Society: Pioneers@GrandCanyonHistory.org (or GCPioneers@gmail.com).