WHO WE ARE:
We are a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit corporation, made up of individuals and organizations interested in Prescott and Yavapai County’s unique and storied Western heritage.
To preserve and promote the Prescott area’s Western heritage through education, events, art, music and projects that enhance its Western lifestyle, making Prescott and Yavapai County unique and desirable places to live and visit.
To develop a collaboration of local organizations, businesses and cities and towns within Yavapai County to accomplish a common goal: ‘to make Prescott and Yavapai County Arizona’s premier destinations to attend Western and historical events, to visit museums, historical societies and historical locations, which celebrate our unique Western heritage and culture. This will be accomplished by creating a Western Heritage Center to promote all participating, nonprofit organizations in Yavapai County, which share our vision of educating residents and visitors of all ages about our history and Western heritage.
The Foundation’s goal is to create and own a Western Heritage Center. The center will be in a desired destination in downtown Prescott. Here, area residents, visitors, students, historians and others interested in the area’s Western heritage can enjoy artifact and memorabilia displays, events, entertainment and presentations of our unique Western history. ‘Center’ visitors will find significant and interesting historical information as well as detailed information on Prescott’s renowned museums, the Prescott Frontier Days Rodeo® and other organizations throughout Yavapai County, that preserve and promote our Western heritage.
OUR ANNUAL BANQUET:
Each year, we invite those interested in our vision to join us in celebrating and honoring a member of our community, a local organization and selected students as recipients of the Foundation’s Annual “Heritage Keeper” Award and the Annual “Heritage Keeper” Scholarships. These awards recognize their contributions to our area’s Western legacy. This “Western evening” is filled with fellowship, friendship and entertainment.
The banquet’s popular silent auction provides funding to support our mission. Your auction contributions enable the Foundation to provide the “Heritage Keeper” Awards and to build the funds necessary for our proposed Western Heritage Center.