submitted by Sharlot Hall Museum
From youth camps and Living History Adventure days to the extended To the Rodeo, Pardner! Exhibit and the Prescott Indian Art Market, the Sharlot Hall Museum has a lot to offer throughout the summer months.
Last year’s To the Rodeo, Pardner! exhibit was so popular it has been extended through this year. When fans from around the world join the town’s annual celebration of its western heritage at the rodeo, they will can swing by the museum’s exhibit to learn more about the history of Prescott Frontier Days®, The World’s Oldest Rodeo®, as well as the behind-the-scenes story of the filming of the rodeo movie Junior Bonner starring Steve McQueen.
The museum’s exhibit features stories of locals who were integral in making the film, including location manager William Pierce and screenwriter Jeb Rosebrook, whose Arizona childhood memories inspired the story.
Thanks to a grant from the Dell Web Foundation for expanded youth programming, the museum also is offering camps and monthly Hands-On History programs. Registration is open for Full STEAM Ahead, July 18 to 21 — a camp for kids ages 9 to-13.
Monthly Hands-On History programs feature a history-related activity at the museum for children and adults — included with admission.
The Living History Adventure (second Saturday of the month, April-October) continues to bring Prescott’s past to life. Visitors learn about frontier life with Living History interpreters and enriching, inviting activities.
The Museum Lecture Series, co-sponsored this year by Freeport McMoRan, educates and entertains with monthly presentations from through November. Guests enjoy stories of the past around a different topic each month brought to light by authors, educators, researchers and historians.
Lectures are $15 for the public; free to museum members. Reservations are required, and seats fill up quickly. Call the Admissions Depot at 928.277.2000 to sign up.
On Sept. 16 and 17, the Prescott Indian Art Market will return to the museum campus to celebrate its 25th anniversary, showcasing work from over 100 top Native American artists.
And before you know it, the holiday season will be here with the museum’s much beloved Frontier Christmas, the evening of Dec. 2, and followed by, A Frontier Christmas Carol, on Dec. 8, a Prescott-inspired adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic.
For a complete calendar of events and programs, or to purchase event tickets, please visit