Living History Adventure Explores Territorial Inventions, August 13 – Sharlot Hall Museum

Photo: Living History interpreters make apple cider, 2018

Explore the machinery of daily life in the Arizona Territory on Saturday, August 13, at the Sharlot Hall Museum’s Living History Adventure. August’s theme, “Ingenious Inventions,” focuses on the implements and instruments that pioneers used in their regular routines.

The 19th century brought much innovation and ingenuity in the realm of technology, with many new time- and labor-saving devices produced to simplify work and home life. These devices made their way to the Arizona Territory as well—a boon to pioneers beginning their new lives in Prescott!

Visitors will have the chance to see a number of these inventions at the Museum and try their hand at one or two themselves–including the convenient (and fun!) corn-husking machine. Other activities include a snapshot scavenger hunt and a spot to build a tinker-toy contraption of their own.

“Inventions like those used in the Arizona Territory are a fascinating window on human progress,” said education program manager Jenny Pederson. “I can’t wait to see visitors explore our campus and learn more about the machines that helped build the Arizona Territory!”

Saturday’s Living History Adventure will take place at the Sharlot Hall Museum in downtown Prescott from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, and free for Museum members and children 12-under. More information can be found on the Museum’s website.

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, Sharlot’s Cellar, monthly Living History Adventure days, and more.

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