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Specters of the Past: Arizona's Ghost Towns with Jay Mark
January 13th, 2018 at 1PM
The promise of unimagined riches is what brought many of the earlisest colonizers to the Arizona Territory. Following the trail to the discovery of the mother lode, they built, then dismantled and finally abandoned communities once the mines playe out...leaving behind tantalizing clues of difficult hardships. Some towns survived, but most disappeared, gradually being absorbed back into the desert from which they arose.

Vintage Arizona: The Growth, Death & Rebirth of a Local Wine Industry with Erik Berg
Thursday, January 18th, 2018 at 5:30PM
Cost $30 (Museum Members $25)
Arizona's wine industry is currently booming. Starting from almost nothing in the 1970's there are now over 50 wineries across the state and more starting every year. And despite the youth of the current industry, there is a long history of wine-making in Arizona dating back some 200 years. Using numerous illustrations, this program traces the fascinating (and often amusing) story of wine from the Spanish Colonial period to the present. Make your reservations early at (928)778-1385.


Buckey O'Neill: Undaunted Courage & Boundless Ambition with Kevin Schindler 
Saturday, February 3rd, 2018 at 1PM
This program explores the inspirational life of Buckey O'Neill, one of Arizona's (and Prescott's) legendary pioneers. Even author William MacLeod Raine called him "the most many-sided man Arizona has produced". Before dying in Cuba while serving as one of Theodore Roosevelt's Rough Riders, O'Neill made his mark in Arizona as a newspaper editor, sheriff, mayor and prospector, among other professions. Whether chasing train robbers across the Arizona frontier, promoting the Grand Canyon as a tourist destination, or reforming education practices while serving as school superintendent, he lived with an eye toward helping Arizona mature from an untamed western territory to a creditable state. Don't miss this special presentation. Kevin Schindler is an award-winning educator and writer who has a dual passion for history and science. He has presented hundreds of educational programs, authored four books and written more than 400 magazine and newspaper articles.

Saturday, February 24th, 2018 at 10:30AM

MARCH 2018

Cowpokes, Crooks & Cactus: Arizona in the Movies with Gregory McNamee
Saturday, March 31st, 2018 at 1PM
Tyrone Power, Andy Devine, Katy Jurado, Steve McQueen and, of course, John Wayne. From the earliest days of film, Arizona has been the setting and subject of hundreds of films. Some, like Junior Bonner and Red River, are considered classics; others, such as Billy Jack and Evolution, surely less so. And in this entertaining presentation, Gregory McNamee, will take an in depth look at the Grand Canyon state on the silver screen.

APRIL 2018

Cochise & Bascom: How the Apache Wars Began with Doug Hocking
Saturday, April 21st, 2018 at 1PM
In 1861, Lieutenant George Bascom congronted Chiricahua Apache leader Cochise, demanding the return of the abducted boy, Felix Ward (aka. Mickey Free). The epic 14-day affair saw 70 soldiers, who were surrounded by 500 Apaches, rescued by the timely intervention of the cavalry and how the whole thing ended in bloodshed, with hostages slain on both sides. This program explores all the circumstances that led to this violent confrontation and how blame came to rest on the Lieutenant.

MAY 2018

15th Annual Miniature Masterpiece Show & Sale
May 1st through May 28th, 2018
More than 60 successful and established western artists will present small works of art for sale by draw at fixed prices to benefit the Phippen Museum. Artwork will be on display at the museum throughout the month of May. Collectors will be able to place an intent-to-purchase either in person or online, so make plans to visit the museum and enjoy these works by some of the West's most renowned artists; then make an offer on these reasonably priced pieces of museum quality fine art.
Sale by Draw will be held on Monday, May 30th at 11AM.

PAWS (Phippen Award Winners); Small Works To Go Exhibition & Sale
May 5th through June 3rd, 2018
This exhibition and sales event is created with both new and experienced Western art collectors in mind. Featuring paintings and sculptures by award-winning artists from our past 3 Western Art Shows, this presentation allows buyers to leave with their art at any time during the  show. Unsold pieces will remain on display and available for purchase throughtout this event.

May 26th, 27th & 28th, 2018
Arizona's premiere outdoor western art show and sale is held over Memorial Day weekend on the historic courthouse plaza in downtown Prescott. It features over 90 juried, Western artists from all across the nation. Weekend events include Quick Draw challenges, live art auctions, and much more.

*PLEASE NOTE: There is a 15% fee for cancellations up to 1 week before paid programming; no refunds are given after that time. 

(All refunds will be dispersed by check.)