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4:45 PM Wed, Nov. 14th

Experience Christmas Past at Sharlot Hall Museum event

Matt Hinshaw/The Daily Courier, file<br>Samuel Rogers, played by Troy Groves, tells the audience about his schoolhouse during the 2012 Sharlot Hall Museum Frontier Christmas.

Matt Hinshaw/The Daily Courier, file<br>Samuel Rogers, played by Troy Groves, tells the audience about his schoolhouse during the 2012 Sharlot Hall Museum Frontier Christmas.

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.