Sharlott Hall Museum
Sharlot Hall Museum is named after its founder, Sharlot Mabridth Hall
(1870-1943), who became well known as a poet, activist, politician, and
Arizona’s first territorial historian. Sharlot Hall was one of the West’s most
remarkable women. As early as 1907, Ms. Hall saw the need to save Arizona’
s history and planned to develop a museum. She began to collect both
native American Indian and pioneer material.
In 1927, she began restoring the first Territorial Governor’s residence and
offices, and moved her extensive collection of artifacts and documents
opening it as a museum in 1928. Today, the Museum features eleven exhibit
buildings (six of which are historic), compelling exhibits and beautiful
gardens, which serve as the setting for numerous public festivals.
The Library and Archives, open to the public, hold a vast collection of rare
books, original documents, historical photographs, maps and oral history.
The theater in the Lawler Exhibit Center provides a venue for temporary
exhibits and displays; for the historical lecture series and educational
presentations; music events in support of our Folk Music Festival in
October; and the Museum’s Living History programs that bring the past
alive through hands-on demonstrations. When visiting the Museum, be sure
to stop by our Museum Store which is located in the Bashford House – an
1875 Victorian home.
The Museum offers a growing “Arizona History Adventure” experience for
guests, highlighted by themed programs on the second Saturday of each
month on the Museum grounds from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Military-themed
“Frontier History Experience” is also offered at the Fort Whipple Museum
on the third Saturday of each month, May through October, from 10 a.m.
to 2 p.m.
DAY IN THE LIFE
Our Day in the Life program welcomes youth from the Yavapai-Prescott
Indian Tribe, home school communities, and local civic and youth
organizations, such as Big Brothers Big Sisters. The annual program provides
the chance for youth from different backgrounds to learn from each other
about their respective cultures and the diverse history of the area, as well as
experience what life would have been like for children in Native
communities and late 19th century American settlements
415 W. GURLEY STREET -
PRESCOTT, ARIZONA 86301
Scouting programs are an essential part of many young peoples’ lives and the Sharlot Hall Museum is proud to offer
enriching, unique programs that supplement both Boy Scout and Girl Scout Programs. Our programs are built on
the one-of-a-kind resources of the museum including historic narratives, exhibits and collections resources. If you
have any questions or would like to enroll your scout troop in a program, email Jenny Pederson for more
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Prescott Parent Quad City Family Guide Bags
Prescott Parent Quad City Family Guide Bags are custom gift bags hand delivered directly
to families in our area. Our Quad City Family Guide Bags are filled with coupons and gifts
from local businesses throughout Prescott, Prescott Valley, Chino Valley, and Dewey. You
will find discounts to many local activities, restaurants, bakeries, shops, events and more
to have affordable fun family time. Order yours today!
*Our Quad City Family Guide Bags are currently on hold until social distancing
restrictions have been eased. Please see our event calendar for current virtual activities and