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Prescott Centennial Center

1989 Clubhouse Drive
Prescott, AZ 86301 United States
928-777-1879

March 2015

Armed with Our Language, We Went to War:  The Navajo Code Talkers

March 5, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Prescott Centennial Center, 1989 Clubhouse Drive
Prescott, AZ 86301 United States
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During WWII a select group of young Navajo men enlisted in the Marines with a unique weapon.  Using the Navajo language, they devised a secret code that the enemy never deciphered.  For over 40 years a cloak of secrecy hung over the Code Talker’s service until the code was declassified and they were finally honored for their military contributions in the South Pacific by Presidents Reagan, Bush, and the Navajo Nation.  The Code Talkers’ cultural background, how the code was…

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August 2016

Annie Neal the Black Cherokee Princess: Host to Royalty, the Rich, Buffalo Bill, and a Mighty Sharp Shooter

August 6, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Prescott Centennial Center, 1989 Clubhouse Drive
Prescott, AZ 86301 United States
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In 1896 in a tiny Arizona town, Annie Box Neal presided over her luxury hotel and her elite guests from Europe, Asia, and America. It was a list that included Italian Countesses, Russian Princes, Ambassadors, and the wealthy. Annie treated them all the same and gave them a good taste of western hospitality. In some ways her guests left their mark on this frontier village. Some helped build a town,  Buffalo Bill went gold hunting, and most just enjoyed the…

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Honky Tonks, Brothels and Mining Camps: Entertainment in Old Arizona

August 6, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Prescott Centennial Center, 1989 Clubhouse Drive
Prescott, AZ 86301 United States
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In pioneer Arizona, among the best places to experience the performing arts were in the mining towns. Striking it rich meant having disposable income and miners, like the well-heeled of the Gilded Age, wanted to demonstrate their sophistication with culture. From the early popular music of ragtime and minstrelsy during the forming of these communities evolved orchestras, opera and glee clubs—all in hamlets like Tombstone. Here, a miner off shift at the Bird Cage could enjoy the proceedings while gambling…

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