Education is our Priority.
The Sharlot Hall Museum takes our educational mission seriously. We have developed grade-appropriate, curriculum-aligned activities to supplement your student’s learning both before and after your museum tour. Designed with Arizona State Standards in mind, these activities encourage students to think critically about the history of the Prescott community, greater Central Arizona, and the state of Arizona. We believe that the Sharlot Hall Museum is not just a treasure but a resource. As a resource, we have the materials and the knowledge to support and supplement your educational goals.
Classroom resources include Traveling Trunks that bring historic resources right to your student’s hands. Set up with specific themes, trunks include a range of 2D and 3D objects that highlight historic local narratives. Our themes include:
- 19th-Century Resident’s Lives – Anglo and Mexican Americans
- 19th-Century Resident’s Lives – Domestic Sphere
- 19th-Century Residents’ Lives – Native Peoples
- Late 19th, Early 20th-Century Settlers
- Scat of Arizona
- Mining the Landscape
- Animal Skins
- Animal Bones
- Tools and Food of Native Peoples
- Pioneer Living
- Native Flora of the Southwest
Classroom presentations are also available for K-12 audiences. These are PowerPoint presentations that share primary and secondary source documents such historic photos and maps with students and educators. They are aligned to Arizona State Standards and explore topics relevant to student learning. Topics include:
- Early History of Prescott
In addition, we also have a presentation that introduces the Sharlot Hall Museum, its history and resources.
Traveling Trunks and Classroom Presentations are available upon request by K-12 and homeschool groups. These resources are available for free to K-12 educational organizations and groups, however we do require at least one month’s notice in order to properly plan for the visit. If you would like more information about or would like to request one of the above resources, please contact education program manager Jenny Pederson.