June 3, 2019

Bob Boze Bell Featured Speaker for History on the Lawn at the Historic Adams House followed by a Book Signing at the Adams Museum during Wild Bill Days

DEADWOOD – Deadwood History, Inc. and the Deadwood Historic Preservation Commission will host a presentation by True West Magazine’s Bob Boze Bell at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, June14, 2019, at the Historic Adams House. Please feel free to bring your lunch. For more information call 605-722-4800. In case of inclement weather, the lecture will be moved to the Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center (HARCC), 150 Sherman Street, Deadwood.

Author Bob Boze Bell will give the inside skinny on the man who created the prototype of the Western gunfighter. He will talk about the genesis of the legend and who benefited the most. Boze Bell will also get into the weeds about the HBO® Deadwood series and who actually deserves credit for creating that world.

Following the presentation, Bob Boze Bell will sign copies of his book, The Illustrated Life and Times of Wild Bill Hickok, at the Adams Museum from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission is by donation.

The “Prince of Pistoleers” meets the “Prince of Western History” in the latest book from Bob Boze Bell, The Illustrated Life and Times of Wild Bill Hickok. The book is chock full of great art, rare photos, authoritative history, and that unique dose of Boze whimsy that True West Magazine readers have come to expect. A must have addition to every Western collection.

Bob Boze Bell is the co-owner and publisher of True West magazine and the host of Outrageous Arizona, an Emmy-winning documentary about Arizona's road to statehood. He has published and illustrated groundbreaking books on Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, Billy the Kid, and Wild Bill Hickok. Boze's artwork and writing have also appeared in Arizona Highways, Playboy, Wild West, and National Lampoon.

Co-sponsored by the Deadwood Historic Preservation Commission, Adams-Mastrovich Family Foundation, Deadwood History, Deadwood Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau, tdg Marketing & Public Relations, Saloon No. 10, Deadwood Mountain Grand, and True West Magazine.


We inspire the global community by preserving and celebrating the cultural heritage of Deadwood and the Black Hills in the context of the American West through exceptional exhibits, innovative educational programs, and access to extensive collections in unique settings.

Adams Museum, Days of '76 Museum, Historic Adams House, and Homestake Adams
Research and Cultural Center.

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