Saturday, Oct 21 from 2-4pm
great restful event after the Club's Walk to End Alzheimer's
WHEELS Museum Entertainment and History Event
“The Great Wheels Museum Train Robbery!”
Saturday, October 21, 2 PM to 4 PM
Admission Free: Donations gratefully accepted.
WHEELS Museum, 1100 Second St. SW
Phone: (505) 243-6269 to RSVP
Dr. Ronald Lah of the Wheels Museum with a group of local history reenactors will present the program. It will include:
• Screening with discussion of the 1903 film, “The Great Train Robbery,” and the “Lawmen Train Cars” that were developed for rapid deployment after a robbery.
• Discussion of the historic Socorro and San Marcia, New Mexico train robberies, and the accuracy of train robbery depictions in movies like “Butch Cassidy and the Sun Dance Kid.”
• Reenactment of an Old West train robbery staged in and around the Wheels Museum’s train coach car - which itself is part of cinematic history, being made for a prequel to the movie "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" - and conducted by history reenactors in period outfits.
• Donors to the Wheels Museum Fundraiser are encouraged to take a seat in the train coach and present your donation when the "Train Robbers" go through the car. Visitors are encouraged to wear some period style Old West apparel like bowler and feathered hats and bonnets, pin-stipes, vests, and boots.
Only non-functional firearm props will be used in the re-enactment.