Lecture: Elks Opera House – A History

The Elks Opera House in Prescott is reportedly the oldest operating theatrical facility in Arizona. Opened in 1905, it has hosted plays, concerts, movies, political rallies, weddings, funerals, and more. Many well-known people performed here, including John Philip Sousa, Sir Harry Lauder, Madame Ernestine Schumann-Heink, and Wallace and Ladmo! Discover the exciting history of this […]

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Lecture: An Arizona Auto Adventure

On August 29, 1913, chemist Clarence N. Boynton and his friend and soon-to-be-business partner William Warner Watkins, along with their wives and the Watkins’ nine-month-old daughter, set out on a […]

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Lecture: Prescott’s Pioneering Photographers POSTPONED

Update 5/18/22: Due to unforeseen circumstances, this lecture will be postponed to a future date, which will be announced soon. Thank you for your patience! During the late 1800s a specialized group of frontiersmen began arriving in the Southwest. They were part artist, part technician and part chemist—these were the frontier photographers! They came with […]

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