John W. Stormont Lecture: Chasing Billy the Kid presented by Kurt House

  • Date(s): March 23, 2023
Museum of the Coastal Bend building

Mar. 23, 5:30 p.m. Kurt House is a historian, Western collector, director of the Wild West History Association, and noted author of several books on Western America. His recently published book, Chasing Billy the Kid, focuses on the chase and capture of Billy the Kid in 1880. A book signing will immediately follow the lecture.

Community members are invited to participate in a Ranching Artifact Roundup with Mr. House beginning at 3 p.m. on Mar. 23. Mr. House will meet one-on-one with local collectors to identify items used in livestock management and everyday life on the ranch, for potential inclusion in the museum’s upcoming exhibit, Where Texas Ranching Began. To ensure their spot, roundup participants are encouraged to register in advance by contacting Heather Para at (361) 572-6468. 

The lecture and artifact roundup are free and open to the public. This presentation is made possible in part with funding from the Anne Kouba Memorial Fund at MCB.