|Today Larry & I visited the Sharlot Hall Museum. It consists of approximately four acres of exhibits, galleries, historic buildings and gardens, including the Governor’s Mansion. This large one and one-half story rustic log building, constructed in 1864, served as the residence for the Territorial Governor and session hall for the Arizona Territorial Government. The building was later used as a home by Sharlot Hall, State Historian and poet. The surrounding grounds are beautifully landscaped with fruit trees and rose gardens. Which were all trimmed back and looked ready to begin their spring blooming soon. Bet it's beautiful!
After viewing a short orientation film and checking out the many beautiful quilts on display we made our way to the other end of the Exhibition Hall. And discovered Tim & Crystal coming up the walkway to the Hall. We weren't surprised as we'd called them a bit earlier to let them know our plans for the day and agreed to meet for lunch & a day at the museum. Which is exactly what we did. Rosa's Italian Restaurant was just across the street so we made sure we could re-enter the museum grounds and headed off to lunch. We ultimately decided to share a 'Godfather's Pizza'. Crystal ordered a side salad and I thoroughly enjoyed a cup of Sausage Tomato soup. Different and delicious. As was the pizza, some of the best we've eaten anywhere.
We then returned to the museum for another hour, taking in the Sharlot Hall Building, the Fremont House, the Transportation Building, the Governor's Mansion and the Bashford House. Whew....So much to see! This museum, founded in 1928 by Sharlot Hall, is well worth the time and $5 per person admission price. A nice way to spend a couple of hours while visiting the lovely Prescott area.
Tomorrow morning we'll be heading out. Destination, Roper Lake State Park in Safford, Az for about a week. We're planning to do some fishing, boating, hiking and just generally relaxing. This is a new area for us so we're looking forward to it. So, we'll see you on down the road and thanks for stopping by!
P.S. I took 144 photos today so I'm going to post them in two entries. No, not all 144 of them, don't panic! 30 or so today and another 20 tomorrow. Hope you enjoy checking out all of the historical, unique items as much as we did.