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Deluxe Tours and Toddies: The Summer of 1876 with Chris Wimmer

Friday, August 02, 2024 - 6:00 PM

Running Time: 2 hours

Stories of the Old West told in a new way!

Join Exclusive Tours and "Legends of the Old West" podcast hosts Chris Wimmer and sister Mandi Wimmer on August 2nd at 6pm for a Deluxe Tours and Toddies.

Guests at this special program will embark on a journey filled with mystery, intrigue, and larger-than-life legends as we explore the Center of the West s collection and delve deeper into the history of the infamous summer of 1876.

During this program, guests will explore the notorious summer of 1876 in the American West and related artifacts from our Center's collection. This historic season intertwined tragedy, triumph, innovation, and intrigue within the timelines of several famous western characters. Going from nobodies to legends, many Old West outlaws, lawmen, Native Americans, showmen, and burgeoning organizations found their foothold in history during this wild summer season.

Chris Wimmer, the author behind The Summer of 1876, and Mandi Wimmer, co-owner of Black Barrel Media, will recount their experiences with the research and unexpected discoveries that shaped the evolution of their projects. Chris and Mandi will also discuss their work on the "Legends of the Old West" podcast, including a recent season that featured our own William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody and the legends of his life.

After spending time in the museums, guests at this program will return to the Exclusive Tours Depot for charcuterie, homemade desserts, adult beverages, and Q&A with Chris and Mandi.  

Each person who registers for this Deluxe Exclusive Tours and Toddies will also receive a copy of Chris' book The Summer of 1876 that he will be happy to sign at the event.

It's particularly fitting to host this Exclusive Tours event on the 148th anniversary of James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok's passing on August 2, 1876!

Spots are limited! Advanced registration is required.

Please email [email protected] or call the Exclusive Tours Office at 307-254-7073 with questions.

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