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Lecture Series – May

Anyone even slightly familiar with Western history has heard about the shootout at the OK Corral... the Earps... Doc Holliday ...Tombstone.  Although Wyatt usually grabbed the headlines, perhaps the toughest of the Earp bunch was... Learn More
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Willard J. Page Exhibit

He implemented a new marketing approach for selling his artwork.  Early 1900s artist Willard J. Page traveled the Southwest setting up his easels on the railroad platform.  In assembly-line mode, he would paint his vision of the Southwest, and sell his "baggage-sized" original oils to train travelers eager to grab a memento of their excursion to the Territories. With his wife Ethel and in the custom-built 'motorized coach,' they traveled from the Tetons to Tucson, the Rockies to the Grand Canyon and all points in between.  They made a life... Read 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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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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Arizona Women’s Hall of Fame Inductee “Paina Wurta” – An Extraordinary Arizona Woman

Publish Date: 2019-04-27

Compiled from Days Past articles by Barbara Patton and research and writings by Sue Kissel, Brenda Taylor and Nancy Kirkpatrick Wright.

Kate Thomson Cory was born in Waukeegan, Illinois on February 8th, 1861, to James and Eliza Cory. She was raised with a sense of justice and respect for all; her father was an abolitionist, Underground Railroad supporter and friend of Abraham Lincoln. In the late 1870s, the family moved to New York City, and, encouraged by her mother, Kate studied art at the distinguished Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art where she had success as a landscape artist.
 

In 1905, Kate met Louis Akin who had been in Arizona painting portraits of Hopi people and village scenes. His descriptions of the vivid colors and majestic panoramas of the Southwest piqued Kate’s interest, as did the idea of joining his proposed artist colony on Hopi lands.
 

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Sharlot Hall Museum, a ‘Must See’

Short, three-minute overview of campus presented by Fred Veil, executive director, as shown on Cox Cable channels, Fall 2018.

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