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WWI Exhibit Featured at Museum

At this time 100 years ago, America was fully engaged in the "Great War" — the war to end all wars — that had been raging in Europe for five-plus years.  Arizona had been a state for only a short time, but its citizens were anxious to assist the war effort. "Arizona and the Great War" is the featured exhibit at Sharlot Hall Museum that portrays the background, social and political change, and transition from an isolated Southwest territory to a patriotic state engaged on the home front in support... Read More
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UPCOMING EVENTS

01 Dec
6:00 PM
8:30 PM

Frontier Christmas

The Annual Frontier Christmas is a featured holiday highlight of "Arizona's Christmas City" Prescott.  Luminarias, hand-made decorations, fresh-baked cookies and hot cider welcome locals and out-of-town visitors to celebrate a full dose of holiday spirit... Learn More
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Fort Whipple Museum Re-Opens

Fort Whipple Museum has reopened on Officers' Row at the Bob Stump-NoAZ Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Prescott. The 1908-vintage Museum exhibit building near AZ-89 and AZ-69 is available for visitation on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is by donation. Fort Whipple Museum

An Arizona History Adventure

Sharlot Hall Museum is an educational and cultural center, which fosters public and community understanding and appreciation of historical, social, and natural aspects of Arizona, with emphasis on the Central Highlands, and which promotes involvement in and support for research, collections, conservation, exhibits, and related programs.

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DAYS PAST

How Arizona Got on the Map - Part 12: 1846 – Still a Tough Territory to Get Across

Publish Date: 2018-10-20

By Dave Lewis

Last week:  The United States was at war with Mexico.  General Stephen Kearny took the Mexican capital at Santa Fe and headed across Arizona to take California.  Kit Carson led the way. Carson had been in California with John C. Fremont a month earlier and told Kearny that Fremont had already taken California.  Nonetheless, California was Kearny’s responsibility and he was bound to go.  By mid-October they entered Arizona near the present-day town of Clifton and began struggling down the Gila River.

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LATEST VIDEOS

Orientation Video

Abbreviated video of the Museum’s Orientation presentation in the Sharlot Hall Theater.

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