Originally Published: July 30, 2009 9:54 p.m.
Historians, educators and authors will present a variety of programs about the Old West and the Arizona Territory at the Sixth Annual Western History Symposium on Saturday, Aug. 8, at the Sharlot Hall Museum and the Hotel St. Michael in Prescott.
The talks will take place at the museum's Lawler Exhibit Center between 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. and at the hotel's ballroom at 7:30 p.m.
The evening program will be take place at the Hotel St. Michael in coordination with the regular monthly meeting of the Westerners' Prescott Corral. The program will feature a social hour with a cash bar beginning at 5:30 p.m., with dinner and a presentation by Dr. Jack Ziegler of Tombstone afterward. Zeigler will discuss the life and achievements of an American icon - actor John Wayne - and will include scenes from some of "The Duke's" greatest movies. It will begin at 7:30 p.m.
The symposium is open to the public. There is no admission charge for any of the presentations, including Ziegler's talk at the Hotel St. Michael during the evening session. Reservations for the presentations are not necessary, although seating may be limited at the museum. Symposium participants who would like to attend the Westerners' dinner may reserve a place by mailing a check in the amount of $23 to: The Westerners, P.O. Box 11086, Prescott, AZ 86304. The check must be received by Aug. 3 in order to confirm the dinner reservation. For further information, call Fred Veil at 443-5580 or Jody Drake at Sharlot Hall Museum, 445-3122, ext 34.