Lecture Series, Adult Learning

Have you ever wondered how Whiskey Row got its name?

Or who were some of the first artists to explore the grandeur of the Grand Canyon?

Or what was the fascination in the 1800s for human hair as an art-form?

Perhaps you’re curious about the history of printing on the Old West frontier?

These are just a few of the topics discussed at the Museum’s monthly, free lecture series — an opportunity to discover the eclectic West and learn answers to these questions and more.

Sharlot Hall Museum is proud to present a monthly series of informative, educational and (often) entertaining lectures that highlight the history and culture of Arizona’s Central Highlands. These lectures are FREE to the public, and we are currently in our 2018 lecture season.

The current presentation schedule includes:

October 19, 2019 @ 2 pm – “How Old is this Photo & What do I do with these Images:  Dating & Caring for Your Photographs”: Join volunteer genealogist, Sue Kissel, and SHM Librarian-Archivist, Brenda Taylor, on how to date and care for your photographs/images.  They will provide you with steps to date, identify, and preserve your photographs – with both old school and new school techniques.

Sue Kissel is a wife, mother, grandmother, genealogist, and avid researcher.  She was born in Saginaw, Michigan, however spend most of her life in Arizona.  She started doing genealogy in the early 1990s.  She became a volunteer at Sharlot Hall Museum Library & Archives when she moved to Prescott in 1997.

SHM Librarian & Archivist, Brenda Taylor, graduated from University of Arizona with M.L.I.S. degree in 2010 and began working with SHM in 2011.  For the past eight years she have been reprocessing the Archives and various types of SHM collections – while applying archival standards and best preservation practices.  

November 2, 2019 @ 2 pm “Viewing the Grand Canyon with a Philatelic Eye”: This year is the 100th anniversary of the Grand Canyon being named a national park and the 150th anniversary of the Powell Expedition thru the Canyon. To mark these anniversaries Marjory Sente will present Viewing the Grand Canyon with a Philatelic Eye. She will highlight the stamps honoring this natural wonder as well as the covers including those carried by mules that document its rich postal history.

An avid stamp collector and postal historian, Marjory J. Sente has collected stamps since the fourth grade. Marj has concentrated most of her energy on collecting and studying twentieth-century United States material. Since moving to Arizona in 2004, she has collected and studied the postal history of the Grand Canyon and Prescott. Marj has presented No Fries ’Til Mail: How Tourism brought Mail Service to the Grand Canyon, a talk that focuses on the Canyon’s postal history, at the 2011 William Blount Postal History Symposium, the 2012 Grand Canyon History Symposium, and Prescott Corral of Westerner’s International.

Another new season of lectures will start in January 2020. Check back for more information!

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