Elks Opera House Happenings

At the Viewierie


During the month of July, the Elks Opera House Guild has a featured place in the Prescott Library's Viewierie. Artifacts from the ElksOpera House past are on display as well as a reproduction of a Tea Gown from 1900. We hope you will take the time to see this lovely display!

Easter Promenade at the Courthouse Square


On Easter Sunday last, the ladies and gentlemen of the Elks Opera House Guild gathered for luncheon at the Lone Spur Cafe, and afterward made their annual Easter Promenade around the courthouse square. Of course, all were wearing their best spring attire, and were well received by locals and tourists as they made their promenade. Members of the Opera House Guild serve hundreds of hours annually at the Elks Theater and Performing Arts Center as docents, ticket sellers, ushers, and security. We are a costumed group, and always welcome new members. If you are interested, please contact Maxine Dillahunty at mvdillahunty@cableone.net.  

High Tea at the Lavender Farm in Chino Valley


Here are Judy and Sue at the Lavender Farm for High Tea. As always they took the opportunity to dress in period attire for the event.  Judy wears her oriental-inspired Edwardian outfit, while Sue sports an ensemble from the 1890's.

Guest at the Wedding


In April, several ladies and one gent from the Opera House Guild presented a vintage fashion show for the republican Women of Prescott's annual tea. Brides from various eras were presented in their period attire. Each bride was then followed onto the runway by a "Guest at the wedding", also dressed for the  period. The Opera House Guild has done presentations for the Republican Women in the past, and we're always thrilled to be invited back.

Community Events

Fundraising Efforts


 Costumed Elks Opera House Guild Planning Committee members went onstage Wednesday, June 12th, to present a check to the Elks Performing Arts Center. The EOH Guild raised over $1500 for EPAC with their recent fundraiser “Corsets to Congress Tea Fashion Show”.  Shown l. to r. Maxine Dillahunty, Dale McDonald, Colette Biele, Linda Walls, Steve Kartstein, Kate Anderson, and Nancy Danyow. 

Living Histories


Members of the Guild are available to perform living histories for the public. Pictured are Linda Walls (as Big Nose Kate), Betsy Bykirk, Sue McDonald (as Fannie Bashford, and Dale McDonald (as John B. Stetson) at an event at The Palace in Prescott.

Fashion Parade


After tea at a member's historical home on Mt. Vernon Street, ladies of the Opera House Guild joined in an impromptu promenade, to the delight of passers-by.