The USMM is staying open late! Join us from 5P-8P for a night of fun. Starting at 6P, we will have “Our Favorite Outlaw of the American West: Billy the Kid” presentation and book signing by Author Mark Warren. Admission will be $13 which includes the Museum experience, presentation, and the book signing. Don’t forget to have a drink at the cash bar!Purchase tickets in advance!
In the late 19th century a young man named Henry McCarty changed his name to William H. Bonney and became one of the best known historical characters of our Western mythology. We know him as “Billy the Kid.” Who was this young Irish lad who was so loved by the Hispanic community of the Southwest? Warren presents the lesser known facts about this young man’s life and the war-torn land that he loved to give an audience a new understanding of the dichotomous nature of history. One person’s “bad man” is another person’s “good guy.”
Mark Warren is an award-winning author, educator and Western historian. He lectures on Native American history and survival skills, and Western Frontier History presenting at museums and cultural centers around the country. He has been honored by the Spur Awards, The Historical Novel Society, the Will Rogers Medallion Awards, the Peacemaker Awards, and most recently, Mark was a recipient of a 2022 Georgia Author of the Year Award for his book Song of the Horseman. Mr. Warren’s books will be available for sale and signing after the lecture.