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27 Jul
2:00 PM
3:30 PM

Lecture Series – July

In pictures and maps, the story of John and George Hance, brothers who immigrated to and lived in Verde Valley.  Expect a few surprises! ...including the story of the Grand Canyon's first settler, Capt. John,... Learn More
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An Arizona History Adventure

As both an historic site and a heritage campus, Sharlot Hall Museum is the “Crown Jewel” of Northern Arizona with its 11 exhibit buildings (six of which are historic), more than 40,000 artifacts, and thousands of documents, photos, images and maps in its archives. Enjoy an “Arizona History Adventure” at this research center, educational facility, and park-like cultural center resplendent with frontier heritage that portrays the Territorial times in the small-town, high-country environs of Prescott.

 

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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Sharlot’s Wine Fest

Prescott's premier wine-tasting event returns to Sharlot Hall Museum for its seventh annual Sharlot's Wine Fest on Saturday, August 17, 2019, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Join us for the premier wine-tasting event of the year, set against the picturesque backdrop of Sharlot Hall Museum's historic campus. Enjoy various distinguished wines, craft brews, distilled spirits, gourmet hors d'oeuvres, and elegant tastings from leading local restaurateurs. You won't want to miss this festive event — the perfect way to enjoy a comfortable summer evening! Order your tickets early for this... Read More
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Plan to Visit Fort Whipple Museum

Nearby Fort Whipple Museum offers a distinct view of both Territorial Arizona's military history, plus its passage to becoming a leading medical center for our veterans. Housed along Officers' Row on the Bob Stump-NoAZ Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Prescott, the 1908-vintage exhibit building is a joint operation with VA facility and Sharlot Hall Musuem, and is located near AZ-89 and AZ-69. Hours for visitation are Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is by donation. Fort Whipple Museum

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The Hance Brothers in Yavapai County

Publish Date: 2019-07-20

By Shane Murphy

Today, John Hance is widely remembered as the Grand Canyon’s famous storyteller. Even President Theodore Roosevelt called him the “greatest liar on earth.” But he also built the first road to the Grand Canyon where he constructed the first trail to the river, becoming the Canyon’s first permanent white resident and tourism entrepreneur. Not so well known today, but certainly as industrious, energetic and witty, John’s 11-years-younger half-brother George Washington Hance was the acknowledged “informal mayor” of Camp Verde for nearly half a century. Both were the patriarchs of their respective communities.

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Prescott Indian Art Market, July 13-14, 2019

Local personality Sandy Moss of AZTV asks about the 22nd Annual Prescott Indian Art Market at Sharlot Hall Museum.  A short video highlights PIAM events and special features for 2019, including more than 20 new exhibitors – four of which are youth, 12-years to 17-years, and first-time exhibitors.

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