Prescott Western Heritage Days
Saturday, September 14, 2013 - Sunday, September 15, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sharlot Hall Museum
The Prescott Western Heritage Foundation Inc. will be holding the 4th Annual Prescott Western Heritage Days on Saturday and Sunday, September 14 & 15, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This event celebrates the western heritage of Prescott and Yavapai County. Sharlot Hall Museum is pleased to join with the Prescott Regulators and their Shady Ladies in hosting this year's activities.
Western culture and heritage has deep roots in Prescott, designated as ArizonaÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½s first capital in 1864. Several worthy exhibits and performances compliment this year's event. At the helm is the Tom Mix Gathering, a special exhibit which will include MixÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½s beautifully restored 1937 Cord Phaeton convertible, vintage posters and other exciting memorabilia. Tom Mix movies, filmed between 1917 and 1928, also will be played in the Museum Theater throughout the weekend.
The Museum extends its heartfelt gratitude to Bob White of The White Foundation, who currently owns the Cord. Thanks to Mr. White, the Foundation also has generously donated funding to refurbish the former workshop at the Museum in which to house this amazing exhibit. On both days, Gary Brown will give a presentation about Tom MixÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½s life at 11 a.m. and Mr. White will discuss his research of the Cord at 2 p.m.
The musical headliner this year is Belinda Gail, the Western Music AssociationÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½s 2012 Female Performer of the Year, on Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Museum amphitheater. Look for other musical performances by the Broken Chair Band, Joe Bethancourt, Mountain Saddle Band and Rusty Pistols, plus western music and poetry by Gail Steiger. Mike Dunn will also spin some cowboy poetry, and look for a special talk by historian John Larken. Keep an eye out too for Lee Anderson and his horse Concho.
The music and the Tom Mix Gathering will make an excellent addition to other participating groups including the Prescott Regulars & Their Shady Ladies, and the 9th Cavalry Buffalo Soldiers. Family activities will include unique photo opportunities, re-enactments, a period costume contest and childrenÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½s activities throughout both days. Vendors will also be set up in the west parking lot, and be sure not to miss the shoot outs taking place on McCormick Street next to the Museum!
Admission to this fun-filled event is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors 65+ and military and $5 for kids ages 13 to 17. Children 12 and under are free. Net proceeds will benefit Sharlot Hall Museum. Visit www.prescottwesternheritagedays.com for the event schedule.