Second Saturdays Showcase Living History Crafts, Grandma’s Toys

Summer on the Arizona frontier was “the good ol’ summertime” in Prescott with mild weather and lots of outdoor things to do, much like what you’ll discover the second Saturday at Sharlot Hall Museum through its Living History Adventure.

Enjoy the history and heritage of yesteryear, learn to create summer libations in the Ranch House, and churn ice cream in the Pioneer Living Area. Croquet at the gazebo, anyone?

More than 15 activities will fill the museum’s 4-acre campus on July 10, Aug. 14, and Sept. 11.

All ages can enjoy different activities each month from making bubble wands to playing lawn games to panning for gold, juggling, or open-air painting. One week participants may dip their own handmade candles, while another they may be concocting an all-natural insect repellant.

Check out the new Toys! an exhibit featuring more than 160 historic children’s toys.

Activities begin at 10 a.m.; admission is $12, children 12 and younger are free. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Sharlot Hall is two blocks west of the Courthouse Plaza at 415 W. Gurley St.

For more information visit www.sharlothallmuseum.org or call 928-445-3122.