The Leisure World Foundation Lecture Series is presenting, “Prescott, Arizona: Everybody’s Hometown on Wednesday, November 18. This free program on the historic town of Prescott – pronounced by locals as “press-kit” like biscuit – is presented by the very entertaining Bill Harrison.
For more than 150 years, this vibrant community north of Phoenix in the cool Bradshaw Mountains, has been welcoming visitors as if they were family! Prescott was the first Arizona Territorial Capital in 1867. The boomtown offered 50 rowdy saloons that entertained thousands of rawhide-rough cowboys, crusty miners, notorious outlaws and famous lawmen.
Today, Prescott is a charming, cultured, and artistic community with more than 40,000 residents. Each year dozens of events are enjoyed on the verdant lawn of the Yavapai County Courthouse.
In addition to the annual Frontier Days Rodeo, Prescott was honored in 1989 as the Official Christmas City of Arizona.
No visit to Prescott would be complete without touring the historic Elks Opera House. The new Elks Theatre and Performing Arts Center reopened in 2012 after eight years of restoration. The colorful history, dynamic people, unique architecture, and the picturesque beauty of this Northern Arizona gem, will be enjoyed by everyone!