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Folk Music Festival – 40th Annual

In 2018 we celebrate the 40th Annual Folk Music Festival at Sharlot Hall Museum. This is Arizona's longest-running folk music festival and features musicians performing on four stages. This premier event includes educational and informative workshops on musical history, musical styles and iconic musicians. At least 30 new performers will be participating this year bringing a new vibrance and vitality to this 40th annual event. Plan to visit both days, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 6-7, to revisit with old friends and comfortable sounds, or discover new talent and exciting ‘licks.’... Read More
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Orientation Video

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

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UPCOMING EVENTS

06 Oct
10:00 AM
4:00 PM

Folk Music Festival

Music of more than 200 musicians from throughout the Southwest, with 90-plus performances at four venues on the Museum campus; Jam with the artists at this longest-running folk music event in the state. Saturday, October... 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

A Lady and Her Mountain Home

Publish Date: 2018-09-22

By Barbara Patton

One of Prescott’s early lady pioneers was Alvina Rodriquez Bennett. She and her family migrated from California in 1876.  Descended from distinguished Spanish colonists, Alvina’s ancestors were the Vásquez family, who as members of the notable Anza Expedition arrived in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1776.  In 1839, Alvina’s grandfather, José Tiburcio Vásquez, received a 4400-acre land grant from the Mexican Government.  Today, this land is part of Golden Gate National Park.

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