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    Ellsworth & Emery Kolb - A Grand Grand Canyon Adventure, Oct. 21

    October 21 -- 2 pm
    “Ellsworth and Emery Kolb: A Grand Grand Canyon Adventure”

    Humanities Lecture Series

    Pioneering Grand Canyon photographers Ellsworth and Emery Kolb began their photographic career in 1902. Over time, they built a studio and home that today encompasses 5,600 square feet, and a business that thrived for more than 70 years.

    The presentation will discuss their bravery, creativity, and perseverance against considerable odds. It’s an exhilarating tale... ultimately of success and victory over competing business and human forces that would have driven them away from the canyon.

    A special feature of the lecture will be an interview of Blanche Kolb, portrayed by Park Ranger volunteer Nettie Klingler. "Blanche" was wife of Emery Kolb, and she helped establish and operate their photography business. She was the perfect counterpoint to her pugnacious and scrappy husband. She was full of grace and charm, and smoothed over many of Emery's spats with the Park Service, the Santa Fe Railway and the Fred Harvey Company.

    Sharlot-Hall-Museum-LecturesAbout the Humanities Lecture Series

    Sharlot Hall Museum is proud to offer this educational lecture series that spans the gamut of our areas history. The series  covers Arizona’s pre-history through more recent history, including the history of the museum itself. The lectures are a fun way to relive and enjoy the past while gaining insight about the many different historical aspects of Prescott and the surrounding area. Each lecture is free, and participants will receive a special admission for the lecture only;  visitation of the Museum is not included with that free admission.