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First discovered in 1838 and then again in 1861, gold first brought prospectors as the first settlers of the area. During this Civil War time, the Union claimed Arizona as a territory because of its rich gold deposits. The first governor, John N. Goodwin choose Prescott as the first capital of Arizona. Later it was moved to Flagstaff and then ultimately to Phoenix. In 1900, a disastrous fire burned Prescott to the ground; but it was rebuilt, and many of the buildings you see today are reminders of its past. Today, the older residential streets are lined with tall trees and pitched-roof frame houses, including turreted Victorians. Prescott has many homes and businesses on the National Register of Historic Places. Prescott is located in the middle of the Prescott National Forest. The city is named in honor of William Hicking Prescott, a noted historian. The locals call it "Preskit." Other oldtimers may say it, "Prescutt."
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Bucky O'Neill Monument
Prescott Animal Park
The Marks House
A Victorian Home built in 1894
Phippen Museum-Western Art
4701 N US Highway 89
Prescott, AZ 86301-8303
Find out more about the first Pioneers and settlers of northern Arizona.
Sharlot Hall Museum
415 W Gurley St
Prescott, AZ 86301-3615
Learn about the history of Prescott..
140 S Montezuma St
Prescott, AZ 86303-4718
Highland Center-Natural istory
1980 Williamson Valley Rd
Prescott, AZ 86301-6200
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Prescott is governed by a Mayor, Six Council Members and a City Manager
Prescott City Clerk
201 S Cortez St
Prescott, AZ 86303-3938
Prescott is the County seat of Yavapai County.
Prescott Historical Events 2004Frances Fields Retrospective
A Life of Art
Memories of Frances Fields from written material
"My hair is gray, and my face has lots of wrinkles, but I do feel young at heart. I had eleven children and raised ten -- so I had to keep up with them for many years. I always loved art, but until I moved to Prescott in the early 1960's I hadn't done anything since high school.
when Yavapai College first opened in 1969 with Ed Branson as its only art instructor, I enrolled immediately and have taken a variety of art classes over the ensuing years. My first paintings were pretty awful, but at the time I thought they were great because I was finally doing something I had been looking forward to for many years.
When I discovered collage and watercolor/collage, I felt I'd found the medium that best suited me. I like the process of collage==moving elements of a composition around until they suit me. I have recently begun to weave, as well, something I have long wanted to try. Prescott has been a happy place for me because it allowed me to pursue a dream.
Before I moved to Prescott in 1979, responding to art had been an important facet of my life. Gallery-hopping in New York City, discussing art at the Cedar Tavern, and having paintings transform strange places into familiar one--all added color to my life."
Prescott Chamber Prescott Chamber of Commerce
117 W. Goodwin
Prescott, AZ 86303
Prescott Community Events Fourth Friday of each month
Art! The 4th Dimension
Weekend Long Art Gallery Ramble
It's 2004, a leap year-which only occurs every four years- and a consortium of local galleries kicked off a weekend long series of gallery events on the 4th weekend of February!
A shared advertising collaboration between gallery owners and artists from Prescott, Art, The 4th Dimension takes its name from Einstein's theory of relativity. Going a step beyond the 2 dimensional aspect of painting and the 3 dimensions of sculpture, the 4th dimension is where time and space co-exist. Their reliance on one another is precisely what allows for motion.
While a number of arts events takes place in and around Prescott's downtown square though out the year, Art! The 4th Dimension has expanded the perimeters of art activities to an outer square. It's a bit like a hypercube, a square that is multi-dimensional, which moves in all directions at once. Within it one will experience both the movement and diversity of Prescott's expanding cultural district.
Art! The 4th Dimension has been developed in part by a voluntary task force of gallery owners and artists. These members currently include Ann Alexander of Gallery Beyond Words, Jeanne Baruch of the A'loft Gallery, Penny Griffin and Christine Mason of the Glass Galleria Plus Information Station, Pamela Henry-Walker of the Henwak Gallery, Rowena Tank of Arts Prescott, Scottsdale artist representative Rosa Moreno and local artist Patti Ortiz. A number of other Prescott galleries and supporters of the arts of course have inspired the rest.
The weekend long event will take place on the 4th Friday weekend of every month with the exception of December where the galleries plan to join the festivities of the Acker Music Festival. They also hope to work with the Prescott Area Arts and Humanities Council on a BI-annual blockbuster Art! The 4th Dimension weekend during the months of May and October.
Program Guides can be picked up at all participating galleries. For further information call Christine or Penny at 928-541-1171 or Email
Prescott OrganizationsPrescott Chamber of Commerce
117 W. Goodwin
Prescott, AZ 86303
Prescott Libraries Prescott Public Library
215 E Goodwin St
Prescott, AZ 86303-3911