P. W. Litchfield Heritage Center

The History, Arts, & Culture of the Southwest Valley

The Museum

The rich history and unique character of the Southwest Valley (Litchfield Park, Goodyear, Avondale, Tolleson, Cashion, Liberty, and Waddell) will define the thematic content of the exhibits in the LHC. The facility will showcase the stories of the development of these original communities and the Early Pioneer Families to the area.

The exhibits will also highlight the story of Kenneth Bruce McMicken (McMicken Dam, McMicken Irrigation District, and General Manager of Goodyear Farms) and the influence of the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. (Goodyear Farms, Goodyear Aircraft, Goodyear Aerospace) on the Southwest Valley, the nation, and the world.

The LHC will be the crown jewel of historic Litchfield Hill, a major cultural asset in the Southwest Valley, and a new tourist destination for visitors – both out-of-state and international. There is no other facility on the west side of Phoenix that provides these unique offerings.

Picture of The Denny House (Circa 1950) Young Girls Posing Boys on cart pulled by a donkey Family posing with Car

The Purpose

As a vibrant cultural center, the goals of the P.W. Litchfield Heritage Center will be: