Brown Bag History Talk: The Legend of Billy the Kid
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
As part of the weeklong celebration of the Museum's 20th Anniversary, the public is invited to a brown bag lunch and history talk featuring local historian and author David Thomas discussing the legend of Billy the Kid.
Drinks and dessert will be provided for this free program, but guests must bring their own lunch. This program is in lieu of the regular monthly Culture Series.
Thomas' book "Billy the Kid's Grave," tells the story of Billy's burial and the many surprising incidents associated with his grave over the years.
Thomas' other books include "Screen With A Voice – A History of Moving Pictures in Las Cruces New Mexico," "Giovanni Maria de Agostini, Wonder of the Century — The Astonishing World Traveler Who Was A Hermit," and "La Posta – From the Founding of Mesilla, to Corn Exchange Hotel, to Billy the Kid Museum, to Famous Landmark."
Thomas, who has a master's degree from Texas Tech University, is currently working on a book about the killing of Pat Garrett.