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City of Surprise City Hall

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City of Surprise City Hall

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16000 N Civic Center Plaza
Surprise, AZ 85374 United States
623-214-7537

Upcoming Events

October 2016

Honky Tonks, Brothels and Mining Camps: Entertainment in Old Arizona

October 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Cravath, Jay

In pioneer Arizona, among the best places to experience the performing arts were in the mining towns. Striking it rich meant having disposable income and miners, like the well-heeled of the Gilded Age, wanted to demonstrate their sophistication with culture. From the early popular music of ragtime and minstrelsy during the forming of these communities evolved orchestras, opera and glee clubs—all in hamlets like Tombstone. Here, a miner off shift at the Bird Cage could enjoy the proceedings while gambling…

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January 2017
Free

Pearl Hart, the Lady Bandit- Victim or Vixen… or Both?

January 23, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
SB - H Christine Reid _ WEB

Separating fact from fiction is no easy task when it comes to flamboyant stage coach robber Pearl Hart. A mountain of conflicting stories abound, thanks in no small part, to Pearl herself. So enamored of the Wild West, she embellished her own tale to accommodate the interest of newspapers and public fascination. This presentation will follow Pearl from her modest beginnings in Canada and discover what set her down the road that led from Canada to Ohio, Illinois, New Mexico,…

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