“Storytelling through Museum Exhibits”Mick Woodcock, chief curator at Sharlot Hall Museum, discusses the process of creating dynamic museum exhibits — the challenges, questions and rewards that curators and exhibit managers face. His presentation offers a behind-the-scenes look at... Learn More
Fort Whipple Museum Re-Opens
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Folk Music Festival – 40th AnnualIn 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. There are plenty of opportunities to jam on our beautiful grounds - the porch on the historic Territorial Governor's Mansion has proven to be a popular venue year after year. If you are a musician, be sure to bring your instrument - all levels are welcome.... Read More
The Old Courthouse Became a Living Wreck
By Drew Desmond
As Yavapai County grew at the turn of last century, the Old Courthouse had become too small. At a cost of $6000 an addition was constructed, but the old building never had the structural integrity to support it.
As soon as it was married to the Old Courthouse, the new addition seemed to demand an immediate annulment: "The occupants of the new addition to the courthouse...are becoming alarmed for their safety. The entire new addition is becoming detached from the old building, there being a crack...extending from the ceiling to the floor a quarter of an inch wide," the paper reported. One judge refused to even enter the building.