Silent Film Festival
Saturday, August 4
Witness the West as it was first seen by the American public. This event presents four of the greatest Western films of the silent era. Beginning with a brief history of silent film and the role of the cowboy, the festival pays tribute to the films that helped to romanticize Russell's West and the cowboys who dwelled there. See William S. Hart, Will Rogers, and Tom Mix in some of their most famous roles. Each film will be proceeded by a short introduction, discussing the importance of the film not only for the industry, but also for the West.
Tickets for this event are $5 and can be purchased in advance at the museum store, open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Popcorn and refreshments will be provided. Festival tickets will also allow entrance into the museum's permanent galleries as well as the special exhibition, Romance Maker: The Watercolors of Charles M. Russell. This is a wonderful opportunity to bring the family and relive a significant piece of Western history.