Sharlot’s WineFestSixth annual fundraising event features tastings of premium wines, craft brews, spirits and gourmet hors d'oeuvres at this specialty event on the picturesque Museum campus. Single tickets at $55, multiple tickets at $50 per person... 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
How Arizona Got on the Map – Part 9: James Ohio Pattie – Trapper and Adventurer – Part 2
By Bob Harner
After two failed trapping expeditions in present-day Arizona, James Pattie settled into a more sedate (and more lucrative) life with his father, Sylvester, operating the Santa Rita del Cobre copper mines in New Mexico Territory. Unfortunately, this venture also ended in failure when the mine’s assistant manager absconded with most of their money. At the same time, they learned that the Mexican president had ordered all Spanish-born residents to dispose of their property and leave the country. The mine’s Spanish-born owner, who had been renting the mine to the Patties, hoped to sell them the mine. With the loss of their funds, this proved impossible.