Prescott Area

Women's Council of REALTORS Special Event - AN EVENING WITH MELISSA RUFFNER

November 14, 2018

Please join Women's Council of REALTORS® Prescott for a fabulous time of networking, relaxation, and a stroll through Prescott history at our upcoming November meeting at a new time, 4:00-6:30, Nov. 14th, at the Hassayampa Inn. We'll have great appetizers, a no-host bar, and a very special speaker!

4:00-5:00    Networking, appetizers, drinks, and tell our speaker what you'd like to know about our area.

5:00-5:45    Take a seat and hear our awesome speaker.

5:45-6:30.    Ask her any more questions as she mingles and continue      socializing.    

We are honored to have local historian Melissa Ruffner as our speaker this month. She'll share stories of the fascinating history of Prescott and of her own family who were pioneers in our area starting in 1867. Melissa is a rare AZ gem, having been born and raised in Prescott. Hearing incredible tales about her famed great-uncle Sheriff George Ruffner sparked her love of history and adventure.

Melissa is the founding president and member of the Prescottt Victorian Society and is on many other local boards incuding the AZ Pioneer's Home Foundation, the Prescott Western Heritage Foundation, the Elk's Opera House Guild, and many more.

You may have seen Melissa dressed up for historical re-enactments and greeting people at the Elk's Theatre. For the Whiskey Row Shootout this year she dressed in costume as her ancestor Edith Ruffner who was the first woman elected as County Recorder. Melissa won first prize for her portrayal!

Melissa has authored several books about our area, including, "Prescott: A Pictorial History," sponsored by our Chamber of Commerce. In 1981 she began giving historical walking tours of our downtown, while dressed in Victorian clothing, which continue to this day.

Don't miss this unique opportunity to get the scoop on the real stories of Prescott's history!

Location Details:

122 E Gurley Street
Arizona Room
Prescott,  Arizona  86301