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: Junior Bonner – The Making of a Classic

Screenwriter Jeb Rosebrook's screenplay Junior Bonner was filmed on location in Prescott and Yavapai County in the summer of 1971. Directed by Sam Peckinpah and starring Steve McQueen, Junior Bonner was released in 1972 and has become a cult-classic. Recently the film was named by Cowboy and Indians magazine as one of the top 100 […]

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Lecture: History of the World’s Oldest Rodeo®

Dubbed the "World's Oldest Rodeo," Prescott Frontier Days™ has endured from 1888 to the present day. This organization possesses many accolades in the realm of rodeo, particularly when it came to establishing the criteria defining a professional rodeo and running continuously since its inception in the late 19th century. Learn about the history and demographics […]

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Lecture: Prescott’s Pioneering Photographers RESCHEDULED

Update 7/4/22: This lecture has been rescheduled from May 21. 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 their cameras, tripods, photo chemicals and wagons to document the […]

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