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Jan
09
Thursday
Jan
09
Thu
FREE Lecture – Hank Sheffer – The History of ApachelandSpecial Events :: Lecture Series
FREE Lecture – Hank Sheffer – The History of Apacheland
2:00 PM
Superstition Mountain Museum
Description:
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Hank Sheffer speaks about the “The History of Apacheland Movie Ranch”.

As the kick-off to our 2020 Lecture Series, Henry Sheffer III, better known as “Hank” or “The Old Storyteller,” an actor, stuntman, accomplished musician, and a gun handler, will be talking about Apacheland Movie Ranch. This lecture will also be the kickoff to our Apacheland / Heritage Days event.

Hank was employed at Apacheland Movie Ranch for his gun handling and storytelling talents, both integral parts of the live entertainment at Apacheland. Since those experiences, he has authored and published several books about Arizona, including a nonfiction piece, “The Missing Link”, and “The Queen and Her Court” about Apacheland. He has lectured at museums and several colleges including Rio Salado and Central Arizona College in Arizona, and Allegheny College in Pennsylvania.

He has worked in several feature films, including “Tombstone” with Kurt Russell, Sam Elliott and Dana Delany, “The Arizona Dream” with Johnny Depp and Faye Dunaway, “Peralta’s Deadly Gold” for the Discovery Channel, “Playboy Goes West” and a documentary, “The Portage Railroad”, for the Department of the Interior.

For many years, Hank participated in celebrity events acting as Master of Ceremonies and entertaining audiences. Harrah’s and Flamingo Casinos in Laughlin, Nevada, and the Ben Johnson celebrity children’s benefits and the National Festival of the West were always at the top of his list of favorite events.

Don’t miss this presentation!

The lecture begins at 2:00. 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, such as a book written by the guest speaker. 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.

While you are here, you can also buy a ticket for our Season-long raffle. This season we are raffling off a US $10 Gold Eagle 1/4 oz Gold coin.
Second prize will be a US $1 Silver Eagle 1 oz silver coin.

Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5.The drawing will be held on April 4th, at end of the Lecture Series Finale musical concert. Winners need not be present to win. We appreciate your support and participation in our raffle fundraisers.

Event Location: Superstition Mountain Museum (Amphitheater)
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Age Group: All Ages
Venue: Superstition Mountain Museum
Address: 4087 N Apache Trail Apache Junction, AZ 85119
Phone: 480-983-4888

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