Prescott Corral of Westerners International
The Prescott Corral of Westerners recently completed hosting the 20th Annual Western History Symposium on Saturday, August 5. The event featured five presentations highlighting such topics as the Palace Saloon bar amid the 1900 downtown Prescott fire, an entertaining series of fun-facts associated with “Awesome Arizona” by travel author Roger Naylor, and background on the historic “Battle of Skull Valley, August 1866” with historian Fred Veil.
The next regular meeting of the Prescott Corral of Westerners is set for Thursday, October 5, at the Kuykendall Community Center (formerly Prescott Centennial Center), 1989 Clubhouse Drive near the E.A. Love Airfield. The program will offer Conrad Jackson presenting the 137-year history of our local fire department, featuring photos and colorful stories from the 19th and 20th centuries.
Conrad Jackson is a 40-year resident of Prescott who spent 20 of those years as a firefighter with the Prescott Fire Department.
Doors open at 5:15 p.m. and dinner begins at 6 p.m.; the speaker presentation starts about 7:00 p.m. Any questions? Please contact Sheriff Kathy Mancino at (928) 362-9240.
The Annual Gathering of Westerners International is being held in Tombstone, Arizona this year. It is September 14-16 and registration is required. You can access information on the Cochise Corral website (cochisecountycorral.org) or the Westerners International website (westerners-international.org).
Prescott Corral Bylaws and Procedures
At the September dinner meeting, the membership voted on the Prescott Corral’s revised draft Bylaws and Procedures. These documents can be accessed below.
The award winning Prescott Corral was founded in 1962 as an affiliate of Westerners International, an organization dedicated to the preservation of the real history of the American West. We currently have about 150 member-families, which ranks us as one of the largest in the world.
We hold a dinner meeting the first Thursday of each month followed by a 40-minute presentation on a selected western history topic. These programs are very popular, with usually 70 or more members and guests attending. Currently, we conduct the dinner meeting at the Kuykendall Community Center (formerly Prescott Centennial Center) near the E.A. Love Airfield off Hwy. 89.
Annually, we host the Western History Symposium, a day-long series of interesting, provocative and informative talks and presentations from noted authors, researchers, historians and educators on a variety of subjects relevant to our western heritage. Now in our 20th year, the Symposium is free to the public. Check out the Symposium tab above for samples of past Symposium presentations (including links to some of the recorded talks), as well as information on the next Symposium.