Originally Published: December 6, 2013 6 a.m.
PRESCOTT - The Sharlot Hall Museum will continue its long-time tradition of hosting a "Frontier Christmas" after the Yavapai County Courthouse lighting ceremony Saturday.
The event showcases how Prescott's early settlers celebrated Christmas in the 1800s. It runs from 6 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.
The museum's living history interpreters will re-enact the pioneer holidays, while the museum serves treats and hot beverages to guests.
Live music includes Womansong at 6:30 and the Sharlot Hall Museum Generations Youth String Band at 7:30, both in the museum theater.
The event also features a Christmas tree with 1865 trimmings in the territorial governor's mansion, a re-enactor performing as territorial first lady Jesse Benton Fremont in the Fremont House, old-time player piano music in the Sharlot Hall Building, Victorian Christmas ornament making in the Lawler Building, a woodstove cookie making demonstration in the Ranch House, and a campfire.
More events include a re-enactor performing as Judge John Howard telling Christmas stories about territorial Prescott in Fort Misery, a schoolmaster in the School House, homemade cookies and hot cider in the Frontier Mercantile, and a letter press printing demonstration in the Printing office. Gifts will be available for purchase at the Museum Store in the Bashford House.
The museum entry fee is $5, or free to members and kids under 16.