The Guild has several members who do living history presentations. These are entertaining and factual, providing an insight into times past and social social issues of their day. Our Family-Friendly presentations can be tailored to fit the requirements of your event. We offer narrated period fashion shows covering eras from 1864 through 1912 – from Territorial Capital to Statehood.
We welcome freewill donations for our services. These will help the Guild fulfill its mission to Preserve, Protect, and Support our beautiful Opera House.
Amelia Soto. (Cheryl Moreno) Cheryl portrays Amelia Soto and delivers a story about her pioneering Arizona family that spans three generations (1844 to 1911). Her father was one of the first Jewish settlers in the American southwest, and her husband is credited for establishing much of the original banking in business in Willcox, AZ with many ties to Prescott. In her later years, Amelia joined the Women's Christian Temperance Union, and lent her support to their cause.
Ruby May (Linda Walls) A fictional presentation of a Prescott business-woman/madam.
Big Nose Kate (Linda Walls) Infamous common-law wife of Doc Holliday.
Pioneer Medicine (Maxine Dillahunty) Maxine does a personal persona of her fantasy self as a young nurse from the East Coast coming to Prescott, Arizona at the turn of the 20th Century for the clean dry air. It is said that all of Arizona was a Sanitarium and the population nearly double at this time. The challenges of Pioneer medicine vs. her proud New England training is both humbling and exhilarating.
History of the Elks Opera House (Maxine Dillahunty) A wonderful history of the Elks Opera House
Rememberances of a Harvey Girl (Joanie Vancore) Joanie's presentation features her as Mrs. Charles Porter, who tells about her experiences working as a Harvey Girl in Arizona. She has many interesting anecdotes to deliver about her own life and about Mr. Harvey himself.
Sarah Brady (Rachelle Richards) Rachelle portrays true tales of a rancher's wife in the Pleasant Valley, Arizona Territory, 1877-1900.
Pauline Schlinder Widow of Bucky O'Niel portrayed by Donna Clark