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Sharlot Hall pushes back groundbreaking to Feb. 28

Fred Veil, executive director of Sharlot Hall Museum, with a construction plan for the upcoming expansion of the Sharlot Hall Museum in Prescott. (Jason Wheeler/Courier, File)

Fred Veil, executive director of Sharlot Hall Museum, with a construction plan for the upcoming expansion of the Sharlot Hall Museum in Prescott. (Jason Wheeler/Courier, File)

Inclement weather and a heavy snow forecast have caused Sharlot Hall Museum to reschedule its groundbreaking to 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28.

The event originally was set for Thursday, Feb. 21.

“In the interest of safety, we felt it prudent to delay the ceremonial groundbreaking for a week, instead of plowing through snow-covered ground as forecasted,” said Fred Veil, museum director,

The event will kick-start construction of the new Education Center at the museum.

The groundbreaking will take place at the construction site at the corner of McCormick Street and Beach Avenue, one block south of Gurley. The planned two-story building will occupy that corner when construction is completed, which is expected in early 2020.

The building will be have two stories above ground, with one story below ground that will connect to the existing Lawler Exhibit Center on the 4-acre museum campus. Kenson Construction is heading the project.

For more information about the new Education Center or about the Sharlot Hall Museum, which is celebrating its 90 years as the “Crown Jewel” of Arizona’s Central Highlands, call 928-445-3122 extension zero (“0”).

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