This Saturday at the Sharlot Hall Museum, help kick off the Museum’s 2022 Living History Adventure program series! Living History interpreters portray frontier life in Prescott throughout the Museum’s historic buildings and grounds. This month, they’re welcoming spring by getting their hands dirty in the garden!
Springtime meant preparing the garden and cooking new dishes after a winter of preserved foods. What did pioneers grow in their gardens? How did they cook? What did spring look like for early Prescottonians? Discover the answers to these questions and more.
Crafts and activities let guests young and old engage in a hands-on way. This month, visitors will get to create their own spring variation of “concentration,” plant seeds in a pot to take home, and play as part of a human board game.
Arizona’s past comes alive at the Sharlot Hall Museum’s Living History Adventure. Work a real printing press at the Print Shop, hear the Blacksmith pound out a new piece, browse the frontier Mercantile, smell dinner cooking in the Ranch House, and more. Museum founder Sharlot Hall will make an appearance, sharing spring poetry selections in special performances throughout the day.
The Living History Adventure program introduces visitors to the lifestyles of early Prescott. Interpreters and their activities are set in the Arizona Territory’s early years, when the fledgling town of Prescott was putting down roots and attracting new settlers from every walk of life. The 2022 program series will run from April through October each second Saturday, with a different theme each month.
This month’s program will take place April 9 at the Sharlot Hall Museum from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Museum members enjoy free admission. For more information and a preview of other upcoming Living History Adventure programs, visit the Museum website at www.sharlothallmuseum.org/event/living-history-get-in-the-garden/.
The Sharlot Hall Museum, located two blocks west of Prescott’s Courthouse Plaza, is one of Arizona’s premier history museums. Its four-acre campus tells Arizona’s story through exhibits, gardens, and historic buildings, including the 1864 Territorial Governor’s Mansion. Events and programs include the annual Prescott Indian Art Market, monthly Living History Adventure days, and more.