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Phippen Museum takes a look at the legends of Whiskey Row

As most folks in these parts know, Whiskey Row has been at the center of activity in Prescott for more than 130 years. Throughout its illustrious history, a collection of well-known characters and larger-than-life personalities have used this block-long collection of buildings as a haven for their activities, both legal and otherwise.

At 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 15, you can join award-winning director, documentarian and presenter Norman Fisk at the Phippen Museum as he drops some famous (and infamous) names such as Earp, Holliday and Big Nose Kate, and helps attendees learn more about the men and women Whiskey Row helped launch into history.

With the early gold strike on Lynx Creek and prolific resources of timber, water and other minerals, a rush of people looking for a new life full of opportunity and promise arrived in Prescott. And sooner or later, at one point or another, they all seem to have spent their fair share of time on Whiskey Row.

The public is invited to join the Phippen Museum as it presents this special program exploring how a small stretch of real estate in downtown Prescott served as a launching pad for some of the Southwest's most colorful characters. This program is offered in cooperation with Arizona Humanities' speaker's bureau, AZSpeaks, and is designed to enhance the museum's current exhibitions, Art & Heritage of the Cowboy Artists, on display now through Aug. 16, in the museum's Harold & Mitzie James Gallery and the Hold Your Horses Exhibition & Sale, presented in the Kemper & Ethel Marley Gallery through Sept. 27. This special presentation is free for museum members and included in the price of general admission for guests.

The Phippen Museum is only a few minutes north of downtown Prescott at 4701 Highway 89 North. Admission is $7 for adults and seniors, $6 for AAA members, $5 for students with ID, and free for museum members and children 12 and under. For additional information on this or any other event at the museum, call 928-778-1385, or visit www.phippenartmuseum.org.

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