We are grateful to
our wonderful guests who make the effort with us to create a special
ambience and atmosphere of respect. We uphold these standards out of regard
for our much-appreciated friends and for the sake of the integrity of our
1. The use of
either tobacco or alcohol is prohibited.
2. Videotaping is
not welcome other than by our house videographer. We work hard to create a
special and comfortable historic ambience that all will enjoy. Discreet
photography is welcome but please leave video equipment at home.
3. No unauthorized
distribution of literature is allowed. Nor is this event an opportunity to
recruit persons for purposes either modern or historical. Please allow all
of our guests to enjoy the evening in peace.
4. This is an
historic ball and we ask that even those dressed modern conform to certain
historic standards. All clothed in modern attire must be at least at a
semi-formal level. Modern gentlemen need to be wearing tuxes or suits. As
per historic standards, jackets and ties need to be on at all times. Modern
ladies should wear long gowns, preferably at or near ankle length - not
short dresses or skirts and blouses.
footwear is required. (i.e. historic footwear, dress shoes, dancing
slippers, ballet flats, etc.) Please no sandals, flip-flops or athletic
shoes. For the sake of your safety as well as event ambience dancing
barefoot is impermissible.
6. We do not offer refunds of
and up are welcome. Ages 8 to 12 are also welcome (with accompanying parent
or guardian) if
well-mannered, responsible and able to exhibit the necessary social
8. Gracious and respectful conduct &
conversation are expected of all, to all and at all times.
9. We desire to
be good stewards of the facilities we use, to treat them with care and to
leave them in at least as good of condition as when we arrived.
10. For the good of
all, any who might consider themselves exempt from any of the above may be
asked to leave.
Please also see our “Etiquette
& Expectations” page as well as our "All
About Us" page.
Ball - Fine Dancing & Good Fellowship
"Charles entered Edinburgh, and that
night a Ball in the ancient Palace of Holyrood celebrated the return of the
Stuart to the Scottish Capital."
Lads & Lasses!
The Standard of Scotland has
been planted on the San Francisco Peaks. Give a
shout, raise the Clans and rally 'round your hosts the Bonnie Prince and Miss
Flora Macdonald for We Make History's annual Scottish Highland Ball in cool
and beautiful Flagstaff, Arizona!
The Evening of August 20th,
2011 there will be a "Gathering of the Clans" at Ashurst Hall at 5:30 with the Highland Ball to commence at
The spacious upper level
ballroom of beautiful Ashurst Hall has wonderful historic ambience with large
windows overlooking the beauty of a green and scenic area of towering pine and
spruce on the campus of Northern Arizona University of Flagstaff, Arizona.
Music & Dance
Expect lively and enjoyable
historic styles, particularly with a Celtic flair. Guest musicians will be
"Bonnie Prince Charlie's Angels."
What to Wear
Come dressed in historic Scottish
garb of any time period if you are able. Otherwise choose 18th or 19th
century British or American styles or modern semiformal attire. (Please see
"House Standards" below.) No, one need not be Scottish to attend!
Photos coming soon!
Photos coming soon!