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'Women of the West' with Emma Littrell will be at Phippen Saturday, June 13

Come enjoy a special presentation at the Phippen Museum, 4701 Highway 89 North, Prescott, on Saturday, June 13, at 1 p.m., as one of the museum's current interns, Emma Littrell, explores the amazing lives of women in the early American West. Littrell's family has been living in Arizona for many generations and through the use of family testimony and historical accounts, she will discuss what life was like for a wide range of women who made their home in the West.

The presentation will delve into the lives of white homesteaders and also highlight the lives of African-American, Native American and Asian women, along with all the incredible trials and tribulations they endured to create new lives for themselves and their families in the rugged American West.

Littrell is currently a sophomore studying Art History at Yavapai College and is involved in their Honors Program. Because of her family's ongoing connection with the West, she chose to present this special lecture as her final project.

Join the Phippen Museum as they explore the hardy and determined women who helped define the early West. This special program is offered in an effort to enhance the museum's current exhibition, Art & Heritage of the Cowboy Artists, on display now through Aug. 16, in the museum's Harold & Mitzie James Gallery. It is offered free for museum members and included in the price of general admission for guests.

Admission is $7 for adults, $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.