Originally Published: May 5, 2011 9:45 p.m.
Visit the Phippen Museum 1 p.m. Saturday, May 7, for a conversation with amateur Skull Valley historian Bill McCollum. Bill will be discussing the history of Skull Valley's Rainbow Ranch and talking about Gene Hoopes, author, rancher, and personal friend of George Phippen. Hoopes was a well-known Western author in the 1950s, and many of his books where illustrated by George Phippen.
Phippen Museum admission is $7 for adults, $5 for students with ID, and free for museum members and children 12 and under. The museum is located just a few minutes north of downtown Prescott at 4701 Highway 89 North.
The Phippen Museum opened in 1984 and is named after Prescott resident and founding member of the Cowboy Artists of America, George Phippen. The museum's ongoing mission is to preserve and exhibit museum-quality Western art and educate the public about the unique heritage, history, legends and influence of art of the American West. For additional information, call 778-1385 or visit www.phippenartmuseum.org.