Education

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Explore Arizona’s past through the Museum’s 4th grade Arizona history interactive tour. Students will learn about Prescott’s earliest inhabitants, the Yavapai Prescott Indian Tribe, territorial leaders and settlers, as well as the town’s beginnings. Tour the Governor’s Mansion, the center of Arizona’s territorial government from 1864 to 1867. See stagecoaches, buggies, and wagons in the transportation building. Learn about ranch life, 19th century schools, and Sharlot Hall, Arizona’s territorial historian and the founder of the Museum.

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Sharlot Hall Museum tours meet Arizona Social Studies and Common Core standards. The museum features exhibits and buildings which relate to several American history and geography standards, including Westward expansion, the foundations of government, key individuals in Arizona history, development of the state’s economy, and cultural characteristics of Arizona’s diverse cultures. Tour guides also discuss primary and secondary sources, which relate to English Language Arts standards. The pre-visit activity is designed to meet Common Core Standards.

In addition to your tour of the museum, you may arrange for a docent visit to your fourth grade class. Please call 928-443-5580 to schedule docents to visit your school with a traveling trunk. Our trunks contain interactive items to use in your classroom as hands-on learning tools. Tours are also available to children from other grades and for home-school groups. Humanities Lecture Series The Museum Education and Archives Departments are collaborating to celebrate Prescott’s Sesquicentennial with a series of lectures, workshops and book signings.

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Events

11th Annual Western History Symposium
- Saturday, August 2 - 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
- Marina Room, Hassayampa Inn, 122 E. Gurley Street, Prescott
Annual gathering of folks interested in Western History participate in informative presentations on a variety of subjects relevant to our western heritage.  Co-presented by the Prescott Corral of Westerners International and Sharlot Hall Museum.  Click Here for details of the day-long events.  Admission is FREE;  dinner is $24 per person, and reservations required.

Lectures

The Miners of Yavapai County
- Saturday, July 26 - 2 p.m.
- Sharlot Hall Theater, Lawler Exhibit Center
The quad-cities area abounds with the history and heritage of the mining industry.  Dr. Phil Blacet discusses the geology and history of mining in Yavapai County.  Admission is FREE.

11th Annual Western History Symposium
- Saturday, August 2 - 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
- Marina Room, Hassayampa Inn, 122 E. Gurley Street, Prescott
Annual gathering of folks interested in Western History participate in informative presentations on a variety of subjects relevant to our western heritage.  Co-presented by the Prescott Corral of Westerners International and Sharlot Hall Museum.  Click Here for details of the day-long events.  Admission is FREE;  dinner is $24 per person, and reservations required.

The Yavapai People:  Then and Now
- Saturday, August 16 - 11 a.m. - Sharlot Hall Theater, Lawler Exhibit Center
Linda Ogo and Audray Ogo Harley, members of the Culture Research Department of the Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe, will discuss the culture and history of the Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe.  Admission is FREE.

Book Signings

None scheduled at this time.

Theater

Behind Whiskey Row
Continuing Exhibit in the Sharlot Hall Theater.

The Miners of Yavapai County

- Saturday, July 26 - 2 p.m.
- Sharlot Hall Theater, Lawler Exhibit Center
The quad-cities area abounds with the history and heritage of the mining industry.  Dr. Phil Blacet discusses the geology and history of mining in Yavapai County.  Admission is FREE.

The Yavapai People:  Then and Now
- Saturday, August 16 - 11 a.m. - Sharlot Hall Theater, Lawler Exhibit Center
Linda Ogo and Audray Ogo Harley, members of the Culture Research Department of the Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe, will discuss the culture and history of the Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe.  Admission is FREE.

Schedule a Tour

Explore Arizona’s past through the Museum’s 4th grade Arizona history interactive tour. Students will learn about Prescott’s earliest inhabitants, the Yavapai Prescott Indian Tribe, territorial leaders and settlers, as well as the town’s beginnings. Tour the Governor’s Mansion, the center of Arizona’s territorial government from 1864 to 1867. See stagecoaches, buggies, and wagons in the transportation building. Learn about ranch life, 19th century schools, and Sharlot Hall, Arizona’s territorial historian and the founder of the Museum.

Sharlot Hall Museum tours meet Arizona Social Studies and Common Core standards.
 
The museum features exhibits and buildings which relate to several American history and geography standards, including Westward expansion, the foundations of government, key individuals in Arizona history, development of the state’s economy, and cultural characteristics of Arizona’s diverse cultures. Tour guides also discuss primary and secondary sources, which relate to English Language Arts standards. The pre-visit activity is designed to meet Common Core Standards.

In addition to your tour of the museum, you may arrange for a docent visit to your fourth grade class. Please call 928-443-5580 to schedule docents to visit your school with a traveling trunk. Our trunks contain interactive items to use in your classroom as hands-on learning tools. Tours are also available to children from other grades and for home-school groups. Humanities Lecture Series The Museum Education and Archives Departments are collaborating to celebrate Prescott’s Sesquicentennial with a series of lectures, workshops and book signings.