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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 […]

Pop-Up Program: Merch Madness

Location: 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 money you needed to make to buy clothes, food, toys, and more. Pop-up programs are monthly mini-programs, held in one of our exhibits. This […]

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 […]

EXHIBITION OPENING: To the Rodeo, Pardner!

Join us for opening day of the Museum's newest exhibit: "To the Rodeo, Pardner!" This year, the Prescott area will welcome rodeo fans from around the world to the annualcelebration of its western heritage, Prescott Frontier Days®. The World’s Oldest Rodeo® sits as the jewel in this crown, and continues to amaze young and old […]

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 […]

Sponsorships

Deadline for sponsorships is June 22, 2022. You are invited to join us in becoming a sponsor of this intimate, one-of-a-kind experience on the evening of Friday, July 1, 2022, hosted at the Sharlot Hall Museum. This event will kick off an amazing weekend of Prescott Frontier Days, Inc.® celebrating 135 years and the 50th […]

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. […]

Sharlot’s Cellar

Experience Prescott's premier wine event at the Sharlot Hall Museum's annual fundraiser. Enjoy fine wines, craft brews, and other artisanal drinks paired with gourmet hors d'oeuvres by local chefs. Listen to live music performances as you stroll the Museum's picturesque grounds and enjoy the best of Prescott's food and wine scene! Proceeds from the event […]

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 […]

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