Lecture – Bob Charnes – Antique Firearms and What Really Happened at the OK Corral

Pink Icon Man - Lecture Event Date(s): 03/16/2017     Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


This week’s lecturer is Bob Charnes, local historian and firearms enthusiast. Bob will be displaying and speaking about some of his antique firearms, and will also be talking about some Famous Arizona gunfights.Bob Charnes

Bob Charnes has been interested in the history and firearms of the Old West for many years and has spent 60 of those years acting and doing stunts in TV and motion pictures in the 1950’s, and re-enacting the drama of those wild and wooly days after retiring from a career in law enforcement. He and his wife Dale started Arizona Gunfighters, truly “Touring Drama of the Western Frontier.”

During Bob’s presentation, he will be bringing along many historic weapons, from the 1860 Henry rifle to the 1873 Colt single action Army pistol, arguably the most recognized pistol ever made.

Attendees will then hear what really happened in what has become the most famous single event in Arizona history, known throughout the world as “The Gunfight at the OK Corral“.

The lecture begins at 2:00. 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 raffle off 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.

Don’t forget to buy some tickets for this season’s special fundraising raffle of an exquisite coral and silver necklace and earring set created by the renowned Native 2016-2017 Season fundraising raffle prize - exquisite coral and silver necklace and earring set handmade by renowned Native American master silversmith Tommy Jackson.American Navajo Silversmith

Tommy Jackson. Tommy’s jewelry is considered to be “investment quality” jewelry and is collected by many discerning collectors. Tickets will be on sale at all of our events, with the drawing to be held at the conclusion of our lecture series finale musical concert featuring Ron and Tara Houser.You need not be present to win this raffle.

We appreciate your support and participation in our raffle fundraisers.

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