Originally Published: January 30, 2014 6 a.m.
The Prescott Corral of Westerners International has installed its new posse for 2014.
The posse - the Westerners version of a board of directors - consists of Sheriff Tom Collins, Deputy Sheriff Brad Courtney, Swamper Barb Inman, Keeper of the Chips Jack Hoeft, Byteslinger Russ Sherwin, Recorder of Marks & Brands Donna Sherwin, Trail Boss Bob Galloway, Symposium Chair Fred Veil, Westerners International Liaison Al Bates, Immediate Past Sheriffs Dana Sharp and Cindy Gresser and Historian Bruce Fee.
The Westerners also celebrated their "Museum Night," honoring the Smoki, Phippen and Sharlot Hall museums with financial donations in support of the Westerners Mission: "The preservation of the real history of the American West."
The award-winning Prescott Corral was founded in 1962 as an affiliate of Westerners International. There are more than 145 Corrals throughout the United States and overseas.
The Prescott Corral's monthly dinner meetings take place on the first Thursday of the month at the Hassayampa Inn, followed by a guest speaker presentation about Western history.
The corral publishes a monthly newsletter, the Roundup. It also publishes the semi-annual Territorial Times, with researched articles about Arizona territorial and early statehood history. The Internet-searchable text of 12 past issues is on the corral's website.
"Days Past," a weekly feature in The Daily Courier, is a collaborative project of the Sharlot Hall Museum and the Prescott Corral.
In August, the corral's one-day Western History Symposium features lectures by historians, educators and authors on a variety of subjects relevant to our western heritage. The final symposium lecture is presented following the evening dinner. The Sharlot Hall Woman of the Year Award is also presented at the evening dinner.
For more information about Prescott Corral activities and a membership application, go to the Prescott Corral website at prescottcorral.org.