Family & Youth Programs

Living History

The Museum offers a growing “Arizona History Adventure” experience for guests, highlighted by themed programs on the second Saturday of each month on the Museum grounds from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Military-themed “Frontier History Experience” is also offered at the Fort Whipple Museum on the third Saturday of each month, May through October, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Museum’s “Living History” interpreters are portrayed by local area volunteers, staff and special program volunteers from around the state. “Living History” training is done on a wide variety of subjects to acquaint volunteers and staff with 19th century life. Work sessions are held to help create the period garments that are often worn while participating in the program. Accuracy is stressed as much here as in exhibits or other programming done by the Museum.

Day in the Life

Our Day in the Life program welcomes youth from the Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe, home school communities, and local civic and youth organizations, such as Big Brothers Big Sisters. The annual program provides the chance for youth from different backgrounds to learn from each other about their respective cultures and the diverse history of the area, as well as experience what life would have been like for children in Native communities and late 19th century American settlements

Scout Programs

Scouting programs are an essential part of many young peoples’ lives and the Sharlot Hall Museum is proud to offer enriching, unique programs that supplement both Boy Scout and Girl Scout Programs. Our programs are built on the one-of-a-kind resources of the museum including historic narratives, exhibits and collections resources. If you have any questions or would like to enroll your scout troop in a program, email Jenny Pederson for more information.