Western History Symposium

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About the Symposium


The Western History Symposium is an annual event co-sponsored by the Prescott Corral and the Sharlot Hall Museum featuring interesting and informative presentations by historians, educators and authors on a variety of subjects relevant to our western heritage. 


The Symposium is an all-day event comprised of hour-long presentations between 9:30 AM and 4:00 PM and an evening presentation held in coordination with the regular monthly dinner meeting of the Corral.


The Symposium always attracts a large audience of wide-ranging interests from throughout the state.  The quality of our programming is evident from the fliers used to publicize our past symposiums, which you can access by clicking on the links below.


The Skull Valley Historical Society, the Arizona Rough Riders Historical Association, the Prescott Valley Historical Society and the Arizona Humanities Council are regular participants in the event.



Click on any of the links to see previous Symposium programs

The Twelfth Annual Western History Symposium, Sponsored by the Sharlot Hall Museum and the Prescott Corral of Westerners International was held Saturday, August 1, 2015 at the Prescott Centennial Center, Prescott, AZ.

Keep watch here for the upcoming 2016 program.


The Symposium featured interesting and informative presentations by historians, educators, authors, and anthropologists on a variety of subjects relevant to our western heritage, including:

·         A “Law ‘n Order” panel comprised of a judge, a sheriff and a prosecutor discussing some of the characters, cases and events that are illustrative of the Yavapai County’s law enforcement history

·         The challenges of giving birth on the frontier;

·         A profile of George W. P. Hunt, the colorful seven-term governor of Arizona;

·         Prehistoric “hilltop sites” and their employment as castles of defense;

·         The evolution of historic Indian routes to military roads in Arizona’s central highlands;

·         Doc Holliday–deconstructing the legend, revealing the man behind the myth.

For additional information visit www.sharlot.org


Fred Veil, Symposium Coordinator

11th Annual Symposium
Aug. 2,  2014

The 2015 Program

For information on the 2015 program, click here


The Symposium is free and open to the public for all talks. Reservations are not required.


Symposium attendees are welcome to attend the Corral’s monthly dinner prior to the evening talk. Reservations and advance payment are required for the dinner, but neither are required if you only wish to attend the talk after the dinner. Seating may be limited, however.


For dinner reservations: Mail a check for $24 per person to: The Westerners, P.O. Box 11086, Prescott, AZ 86304. Reservations must be received by July 24th to confirm the dinner reservation.

For information on the 2015 program, click here

This will take you to the Sharlot Hall Museum website