Date(s): 03/14/2019 Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The March 14 speaker will be Bob Boze Bell
On Thursday, March 14th, at 2:00, in the eleventh of this season’s weekly lectures, Bob Boze Bell will telling “The Truth About Our Crazy Arizona Legends.”
What do these Arizona legends have in common?: Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, Big Nose Kate, Billy the Kid, Geronimo, The Apache Kid, Olive Oatman, The Great Western and Marshall Trimble. What do these Arizona legends have in common?: Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, Big Nose Kate, Billy the Kid, Geronimo, The Apache Kid, Olive Oatman, The Great Western and Marshall Trimble? Bob promises “I know quite a bit about all of them and I’ve written books about most of them. The rest I will just make up.”
Bob Boze Bell, as he’s called in his hometown (Kingman, Arizona), will discuss the truth behind some crazy Arizona legends, of which there are many existing. A student of Arizona history and an accomplished artist and illustrator, he has published seven colorful and groundbreaking books on the West. Among the subjects are Wyatt Earp, Billy the Kid, Doc Holliday and a compilation of “Classic Gunfights.”
In 1999, Bob, along with two other passionate Old West friends, bought “True West” Magazine and moved the editorial offices to Cave Creek, AZ. The magazine, published since 1953, continues to grow and features the distinctive style of Bell’s creative vision. In addition to his efforts for “True West,” Boze’s work has appeared in “Arizona Highways,” “Playboy” and “National Lampoon,” and he appears often on the History Channel, Discovery Channel and the Westerns Channel (“True West Moments”), where both his historical expertise and art are often featured.
In addition to his efforts for “True West,” Boze’s work has appeared in “Arizona Highways,” “Playboy” and “National Lampoon.” His artwork is featured on numerous book covers, and he appears often on the History Channel, Discovery Channel and the Westerns Channel (“True West Moments”), where his historical expertise and art are often featured.
With several new books in the works and an aggressive expansion of the magazine, Boze shows no sign of slowing down. “I’m having too much fun,” he says, hard at work on a Sunday afternoon. “Work is only work if you’d rather be someplace else. And I’m right where I want to be.”
Don’t miss this presentation!
The lecture begins at 2:00, this Thursday, February 7th. Before you find your seat, go see the Big Trains, which will be running every Lecture Thursday from 10 to 2, and the Stamp Mill will run at 1:00 every week.
Bring your lawn chairs, as seating for this event fills up fast. While you are waiting for the lecture to begin, you can buy a delicious hot dog or tamale from Pat the Hot Dog Lady. Coffee and cookies will be available for purchase with all proceeds going to the museum for continuing education programs.
• Don’t forget a hat and sunscreen.
• Please, no smoking on the property.
• Please put your cell phone on vibrate during the lecture or turn it off.
Buy a raffle ticket! As a Self-supporting organization that receives no federal, state, or local funding, we rely on revenues generated by our gift shops, events, and fundraisers. As one of our fundraisers, at each week’s lecture we hold a 50/50 raffle, with half the cash collected going to the lucky winner. Second prize is an item from our gift shop, usually something that is related to the lecture topic for the day. Raffle tickets are priced at 1 for $1, or 6 for $5. Winning tickets are drawn from tickets sold that day. Winner must be present to win.
The season-long raffle is a 50/50 drawing, with tickets selling for $5.00 each. At the season-finale musical concert, the winning tickets will win half of the cash this raffle has collected. The winner need not be present to win.