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Lecture: An Arizona Auto Adventure

On August 29, 1913, chemist Clarence N. Boynton and his friend and soon-to-be-business partner William Warner Watkins, along with their wives and the Watkins’ nine-month-old daughter, set out on a driving trip. Squeezed into Dr. Watkins’ new 1913 Studebaker touring car, the trip was planned to cover approximately 1,000 miles in central Arizona. It was […]

Living History: Entertain Me!

Party like it’s 1888! You are formally invited to join us for a day of entertainment, games, and socializing. Grab your family and friends, dress in your Sunday best, and we’ll see you at the Museum! Explore the Museum's campus and meeting Living History interpreters on the grounds and in historic buildings as they go […]

Pop-Up Program: Pick a Petal

Location: Territorial Women's Memorial Rose Garden Visitors will have a chance to dig deeper into our Territorial Women's Memorial Rose Garden. Craft a tissue paper rose, corresponding with one of our honorees. As a take-home, pick up a trading card with fun facts on these distinguished women. Pop-up programs are monthly mini-programs, held in one […]

Living History: Trades & Traditions

Have you ever wanted to be a blacksmith? Or hand-stitch designs into a quilt? Immerse yourself in Territorial Prescott. From professions to crafts, experience how everyday people made a life. Explore the Museum’s campus and meeting Living History interpreters on the grounds and in historic buildings as they go about their day. See the blacksmith […]

Lecture: Junior Bonner – The Making of a Classic

Screenwriter Jeb Rosebrook's screenplay Junior Bonner was filmed on location in Prescott and Yavapai County in the summer of 1971. Directed by Sam Peckinpah and starring Steve McQueen, Junior Bonner was released in 1972 and has become a cult-classic. Recently the film was named by Cowboy and Indians magazine as one of the top 100 […]

“The Tales That Lay Before Us” Summer Theater Camp

“Lights! Places! ACTION!” The Tales that Lay Before Us invites students to explore frontier folklore through the colorful world of the stage. Open to kids ages 8-14, the 5-day summer camp takes place June 20 to June 24 at the Sharlot Hall Museum. These young artists will be working in collaboration with fellow campmates to […]

Pop-Up Program: Ropin’ Around

Inspired by our newest exhibit—To The Rodeo, Pardner!—visitors will get to pick up a rope and test their roping skills on the lawn of the Governor's Mansion before taking a stroll through the exhibit. Pop-up programs are monthly mini-programs, held in one of our exhibits. This year’s theme is “Hands-On History”—engage with Arizona history in […]

Living History: Good Ol’ Summertime

Wipe your blues away; it’s a sunny day. Pack up a picnic basket and venture out to the Museum. Test your luck and pan for gold, challenge your family to a lawn game tournament, and quench your thirst with a make-your-own lemonade. Explore the Museum’s campus and meet Living History interpreters on the grounds and […]

Lecture: History of the World’s Oldest Rodeo®

Dubbed the "World's Oldest Rodeo," Prescott Frontier Days™ has endured from 1888 to the present day. This organization possesses many accolades in the realm of rodeo, particularly when it came to establishing the criteria defining a professional rodeo and running continuously since its inception in the late 19th century. Learn about the history and demographics […]

Pop-Up Program: Tin Punch Pattern Power

Become an artist and channel your inner pioneer. Get ready to pick up a hammer and nail your creativity into tin. Once perfected, frame your artwork to show it off! Pop-up programs are monthly mini-programs, held in one of our exhibits. This year’s theme is “Hands-On History”—engage with Arizona history in an interactive, hands-on way […]

Lecture: Prescott’s Pioneering Photographers RESCHEDULED

Update 7/4/22: This lecture has been rescheduled from May 21. Thank you for your patience! During the late 1800s a specialized group of frontiersmen began arriving in the Southwest. They were part artist, part technician and part chemist—these were the frontier photographers! They came with their cameras, tripods, photo chemicals and wagons to document the […]

Living History: Ingenious Inventions

Calling all creators! Explore the inventions of the past. Be inspired to build something for the present, and share your results. The campus is your laboratory to play and experiment the day away. Explore the Museum’s campus and meeting Living History interpreters on the grounds and in historic buildings as they go about their day. […]

Pop-Up Program: Corn Husk Classroom

School is in session! Using everyday materials, create your own corn husk model classroom with students and a teacher. Who makes the rules? You do. Pop-up programs are monthly mini-programs, held in one of our exhibits. This year’s theme is “Hands-On History”—engage with Arizona history in an interactive, hands-on way through crafts, games, and activities! Pop-up […]

Living History: Hearty Habits

An apple a day keeps the doctor away...or does it? Early pioneers did not always have access to the latest medical solutions. For some, it started in their garden. Others fell for the snake oil salesman’s con. Would you be fooled? Explore the Museum’s campus and meeting Living History interpreters on the grounds and in […]

Pop-Up Program: Sharlot’s Spooks

As ghosts and ghouls come out to play, join us as we become historians that interact with these legends and superstitions. Craft your own spooky-themed pop-up card while concocting a Frankenstein fill-in-the-blank story. Pop-up programs are monthly mini-programs, held in one of our exhibits. This year’s theme is “Hands-On History”—engage with Arizona history in an […]

$25.00 – $50.00

Living History: Victorian Superstitions

Got superstitions? We do. From covering mirrors to living with coffins, Victorians honored their deceased loved ones and peered into the afterlife. Join us to hunt for ghosts and explore the campus shrouded with mystery. Explore the Museum’s campus and meeting Living History interpreters on the grounds and in historic buildings as they go about […]

$6 – $12

Ham Radio Demonstration with YARC

Curious about ham radio? See it in action on February 14, 2023, in the Sharlot Hall Building as we partner with the Yavapai Amateur Radio Club for a special demonstration on Statehood Day! Adult and youth club members will be setting up radio equipment in the Sharlot Hall Building from 10am-4pm, and using it to […]

Pop Up Program: Arizona’s Romantic Anniversary

Love is in the air! You’re invited to take a glance at historic valentines from our collections, as well as create your own card full of Victorian-style sentiment. Take it home or give it to a loved one! Pop-up programs are monthly mini-programs, held in one of our exhibits. Engage with Arizona history in an […]

Pop Up Program: All Dolled Up

Join us at Sharlot Hall Museum to transform a plain wooden clothespin into a dolly of your own creation. Pioneers had to be resourceful when it came to entertainment—why not transform a useful household item to a figure of childhood fascination? Pop-up programs are monthly mini-programs, held in one of our exhibits. Engage with Arizona […]

Living History Adventure: Pioneers at the Party

Sharlot Hall Museum 415 West Gurley Street, Prescott, AZ, United States

Dress to impress, mind your manners, and get ready to spill the tea! What did social events look like on the Arizona frontier? Pioneers had to be resourceful with entertainment. Explore the Museum’s campus and meet Living History interpreters on the grounds and in historic buildings as they go about their day at the Living […]

Pop Up Program: Sharlot’s Sonnets

Sharlot Hall Museum 415 West Gurley Street, Prescott, AZ, United States

In celebration of April being National Poetry Month, let Sharlot Hall’s poetry inspire you to create your own poems using a technique called blackout poetry. Pop-up programs are monthly mini-programs, held in one of our exhibits. Engage with Arizona history in an interactive, hands-on way through crafts, games, and activities! Pop-up programs are included with admission […]

Living History Adventure: Spark Your Imagination

Gizmos and gadgets galore: at this Living History Adventure, discover the innovations that transformed Arizona as it grew and changed in the 1800s. What inventions made Prescott and its surrounding areas what it was? Explore the Museum’s campus and meet Living History interpreters on the grounds and in historic buildings as they go about their […]

Pop Up Program: Personal Printing Press

Step into the shoes of a territorial printmaker in honor of Print Day in May, an international celebration of printmaking. Make your own printed designs to keep for yourself or gift to a loved one. Pop-up programs are monthly mini-programs, held in one of our exhibits. Engage with Arizona history in an interactive, hands-on way […]

Living History Adventure: Trades & Traditions

Have you ever wanted to be a blacksmith? Or become a candlemaker? At our largest Living History Adventure of the year, explore and experience the handicrafts, trades, and pastimes of the early citizens of Prescott and learn how they made a living on the frontier. Explore the Museum’s campus and meet Living History interpreters on […]

Youth Camp: The Tales That Lay Before Us, Vol. 2

This summer, our popular theater camp returns as The Tales that Lay Before Us: Vol. 2, a 5-day summer camp for kids ages 9-14. Running from June 19 to June 23 at the Sharlot Hall Museum, this camp invites students to explore frontier folklore through the colorful world of the stage. The week will be […]

$110 – $130

Pop Up Program: Ice Cream! Ice Cream!

Sharlot Hall Museum 415 West Gurley Street, Prescott, AZ, United States

What’s better than ice cream on a hot summer day? Nothing! Try your hand at making this delightful dessert pioneer-style and cool yourself off with a taste. Pop-up programs are monthly mini-programs, held in one of our exhibits. Engage with Arizona history in an interactive, hands-on way through crafts, games, and activities! Pop-up programs are included […]

Living History Adventure: Home for the Harvest

The early bird gets the worm, and you can too. From dawn to dusk, hard work drove the day in frontier Prescott—homesteading, among other livings and lifestyles, took effort! Don’t dawdle, and put your ranch hands to work at July's Living History Adventure. Explore the Museum’s campus and meet Living History interpreters on the grounds […]

Youth Camp: “Full STEAM Ahead!”

How did irrigation technology impact Territorial Arizona? How were Prescott’s frontier homes designed and built? What principles do archaeologists use as they explore our land’s earliest history? Kids will learn the answers to these questions and more at “Full STEAM Ahead,” a brand new youth camp for children ages 9-13, July 18-21. At this camp, […]

$95 – $110

Pop Up Program: By the Book

We’re trying every trick in the book to have you join us at Sharlot Hall Museum this month as we construct and bind a book of your very own! Pop-up programs are monthly mini-programs, held in one of our exhibits. Engage with Arizona history in an interactive, hands-on way through crafts, games, and activities! Pop-up programs […]

Living History Adventure: School Daze

Trade in your baseball hat for your thinking cap...school is in session! Get ready to put your knowledge to the test. After all, the bell is ringing. Explore the world of frontier education at our August Living History Adventure. Explore the Museum’s campus and meet Living History interpreters on the grounds and in historic buildings […]

Pop Up Program: Conquer Croquet

Are you familiar with terms like ball in hand, striker or rover ball? No? Well, we hope you will join us to learn more about this entertaining sport of croquet—a sport that was popular among Prescott's earliest citizens in the 1870s. Pop-up programs are monthly mini-programs, held in one of our exhibits. Engage with Arizona […]

Living History Adventure: Family & Friends on the Frontier

Sip some cider and enjoy the small comforts of life. So grab a friend, join us, and learn about how territorial residents communicated and traveled as summer draws to a close at the Museum. Explore the Museum’s campus and meet Living History interpreters on the grounds and in historic buildings as they go about their […]

Pop Up Program: Mindful at the Mercantile

We invite you to play a game of the price is right at Sharlot Hall Museum’s Mercantile. Put yourself in the shoes of a pioneer and see how much you needed to make to buy clothes, food, toys, and more. Pop-up programs are monthly mini-programs, held in one of our exhibits. Engage with Arizona history […]

Living History Adventure: A Spooky Spectacular

Move beyond the everyday. The veil between this world and the next is thinnest this time of year, and the spirits are out to play. Embark on a haunting journey, and let our campus cast a spell on you as we explore Victorian superstitions, mourning practices, and more. Explore the Museum’s campus and meet Living […]

Pop Up Program: Behind the Mask

Feathers, Ribbon and all things masquerade! Stop by the museum to discover the history behind these parties in the Arizona territory while concocting your own disguise. Pop-up programs are monthly mini-programs, held in one of our exhibits. Engage with Arizona history in an interactive, hands-on way through crafts, games, and activities! Pop-up programs are included with […]

Pop Up Program: Who Wants to be a Pioneer?

Think you have what it takes to be a pioneer? Put your territorial knowledge to the test in this historical trivia game at the Sharlot Hall Museum. Pop-up programs are monthly mini-programs, held in one of our exhibits. Engage with Arizona history in an interactive, hands-on way through crafts, games, and activities! Pop-up programs are […]

Pop Up Program: Frontier Felt Festivities

There’s nothing that makes us more merry and bright then to invite you to join us for our seasonal program this month. With felt and a festive mood, fabricate your own Victorian-inspired felt ornament for your Christmas tree. Pop-up programs are monthly mini-programs, held in one of our exhibits. Engage with Arizona history in an […]

Lecture Series – Encore Downwinders Presentation and Workshop

Sharlot Hall Museum 415 West Gurley Street, Prescott, AZ, United States

  2024 Special Presentation: Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) for Downwinders - Saturday February 3, 2024 at 2 p.m. at the Sharlot Hall Museum Education Center Auditorium. On Saturday, February 3, 2024, North Country HealthCare- RESEP will provide a presentation on Downwinder eligibility to file for the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) and offer a […]

Living History Adventure – Saturday April 13th

Mercantile “Let’s Go Shopping” purchase vs homemade - Saturday April 13th * Included with General Admission 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. What was daily life on the Arizona frontier like? Step into the past as Living History interpreters demonstrate historic livelihoods and discover how life was for territorial Prescottonians. Living History Adventure is held the […]

Living History Adventure – Saturday May 11th

Print Shop “Frontier Communication” - Saturday May 11th * Included with General Admission 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. What was daily life on the Arizona frontier like? Step into the past as Living History interpreters demonstrate historic livelihoods and discover how life was for territorial Prescottonians. Living History Adventure is held the second Saturday of […]

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