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Phippen Museum presents what's under ground in Prescott

The Phippen Museum, 4701 N. Highway 89, has a presentation at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, featuring author Patricia Ireland-Williams, who will present a historical review of the catacombs, tunnels, speakeasies, opium dens and bordellos found in Prescott's past. The hidden passageways operated early during Arizona's territorial days and created many rumors and were the subject of much speculation and tales, according to a release from the museum.

Ireland-Williams is a native of Phoenix and has spent many summers in Prescott since the 1950s and lived in Prescott part time for 15 years with her husband before moving to the area in 2006, the release stated. She has been a docent for the Yavapai College Sculpture Garden and was the past president of the Prescott Pines Questers.

The presentation is free to museum members and included in the general price of admission for guests, $7 for adults, $6 for AAA members, $5 for students with ID and free for children 12 and under. It accompanies the museum's current exhibits "Vaquero & Hispanic Art" and "Taken by Storm."

For more information, call 928-778-1385 or visit www.phippenartmusuem.org.

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