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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.
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 the Museum Tour Coordinator (928-445-3122 ext. 35) 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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