Dennis Gallagher, Founder, President & CEO, Prescott Western Heritage Foundation, Inc.
Dennis Gallagher met his wife MaryAnn in high school and married her while attending ASU. He retired from a career in the microelectronics industry, working for companies in the U.S and in Europe, and in 2007 they decided to make historic Prescott their home.
Creating a Western Heritage Center on historic Whiskey Row had been his passion for years, and in May of 2019, his vision came to fruition when the Center opened its doors. Now the Center is a Prescott destination averaging more than 6,000 visitors a month.
Dennis believes everyone should have access the area’s history and heritage, so there is no charge for the educational experience the Center offers. Due to the incredible success of the Western Heritage Center, and the Foundation’s scholarship program, it was voted Nonprofit Organization of the Year by the Prescott Chamber of Commerce.
The Center has no paid staff, so Dennis attributes its success to the dedicated volunteers. In addition, he says he is humbled by the generous donors who believe in his concept of how to share history.
Dennis has served on numerous committees and commissions for the City of Prescott and is currently serving on Prescott’s Tourism Advisory Committee (TAC).
Western Heritage Center
www.visitwhc.org | 928.910.2307
156 S. Montezuma St., Prescott, AZ 86303