Swindlers, confidence men and outlaws…the mountain shadows and Ponderosa pines surrounding Prescott conceal their grim histories and crooked ways. This small hamlet turned mining town became Arizona’s first capital in 1864, and with the additional wealth and power came every type of vice and crime. One block west of the famed Whiskey Row, the roaring red-light district attracted ladies of easy virtue, who often became victims of crimes of passion and even coldblooded murder.
And this Saturday, October 21st at 1PM, the Phippen Museum invites you to join them as local author Parker Anderson recounts these tales and more wicked misdeeds from early Prescott’s wildest days. Anderson is an Arizona native and a recognized historian in Prescott. He is also a local stage actor, director and playwright who has worked extensively with such organizations as the Prescott Fine Arts Association and the Blue Rose Theatre. In addition, Anderson is the author of the books, Elks Opera House, Cemeteries of Yavapai County, Grand Canyon Pioneer Cemetery and Wicked Prescott.
So join the Phippen Museum this Saturday as they present a timely look at Prescott’s wicked ways and explore some very dark memories and dirty deeds from the distant past. This special presentation accompanies the museum’s current exhibits, Western Treasures of the Phoenix Art Museum (running through February 18th, 2018) and Kids, Colts & Calves (on display through January 21st, 2018) and is free for museum members and included in the price of general admission for guests.
The Phippen Museum is located only a few minutes north of downtown Prescott, Arizona, at 4701 Highway 89North. For additional information on this or any other event at the museum, please call (928)778-1385, or visit their website at www.phippenartmuseum.org.