Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Join Me, at The National Museum of Crime & Punishment for the Bonnie & Clyde Ambush Anniversary

For those who've been so kind in communicating with me re: Bonnie & Clyde History-- and expressed a desire to meet, a heads up. This year I'll be commemorating the anniversary of the Bonnie & Clyde ambush at The National Museum of Crime & Punishment in Washington, D.C. I'll be there May 17th through the 19th to greet guests to their Bonnie & Clyde exhibit, and discuss the ambush-- along with any and all things Bonnie & Clyde.

Having made Bonnie & Clyde presentations twice for the ambush anniversary in Gibsland, as well as Historical talks in Dallas and other locales over the years-- I feel honored to be invited to The NMCP for this year's commemoration. In speaking to Jim Knight concerning his participation in this event a few years back-- I couldn't be happier to take in this stellar museum, and interact with those in Washington who possess a keen interest in Bonnie & Clyde History.

It will also be my 1st opportunity to see my Bonnie & Clyde dual signatures, as displayed at the museum for many years now. Another heads up for those interested in viewing additional Bonnie & Clyde artifacts. I'll be bringing with me Bonnie's working draft of The Story of Bonnie & Clyde, called The Saga of Bonnie and Desperate Clyde-- which I revealed here on the blog a ways back. I obtained this Bonnie poem from The Estate of Blanche Barrow Frasure. It's a "wonderful" poem to view, as it differs from it's later finished version in some most unusual ways. I'll be loaning it to the museum for all to view and enjoy.

There are also talks in the works re: other Bonnie & Clyde artifacts, which may be provided to the museum. And if all goes well, there's a good chance a "remarkable" artifact from the Bonnie & Clyde Death Car may also be added there-- possibly by the time that weekend rolls around. To my knowledge-- this will be the 1st public viewing of this particular artifact since 2001, owned by another Bonnie & Clyde Historian.

So please keep an eye out here, for more details regarding the May dates-- and for all who can visit Washington while I'm there, it would be a distinct pleasure to say hi to you in person. Please shoot me an e-mail, if you think you may attend.


BarefootOkieGal said...

Wow - that would be so awesome, but unfortunately, I'm stuck in California. Looking forward to finding out more about the "artifact!"

Anonymous said...

Sorry, Winston. I'm stuck in southern Texas. Too many tornadoes tearing up too much of the US for me to travel right now.
It would be great if the hotel folks would let the Warren car go out on tour with you. Once you both got closer I could visit you both...