The Sun Bowl is upon us and it’s time for the fifth year of an El Paso tradition! Don’t know what to do the day before the game starts? How about coming to the El Paso Museum of History on Sunday, December 30, 2012, from 1 to 4:00 p.m. and enjoy Elvis, El Paso and the Real Old West.
It may not seem like it now, but El Paso was once known as the Gunfight Capitol of the World! And what does Elvis have to do with it? Believe it or not, the King came to El Paso and stayed at the hotel located across Missouri street from the Museum of History.
Come join Six Guns and Shady Ladies, The Wild Bunch Gunfighters and Old West Thunder who will recreate Old El Paso. Gunfights to see who will rule will happen throughout the day.
Doug Wilson will portray the famous Elvis with scheduled performances at 2:00 and 3:30 p.m.
Hands on will include trying on old west clothes, riding a saddle, visiting an old fashioned cowboy camp, branding your own piece of wood to take home, rope making, a kidney bean race, making lemon pomanders and more. See cream become butter before your eyes in a butter churning demonstration and see a display of jewelry made from real roses – a craft practiced by many 19th century ladies.
For antique firearms enthusiasts, come and enjoy the collection of Rod Linkous and finally, talk with real characters of the Old West as they roam around the museum and tell you their tall tales.
A special appearance by Mandy the talking Mule will be made sometime during the day. If you want to know more, ya’ll have to come to the museum to find out.
For more information, visit www.elpasotexas.gov/history.