Herman Lehmann Film Showcase

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Name: Herman Lehmann Film Showcase
Date: June 14, 2018
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM CDT
Event Description:
The Museum of Western Art is please to announce that a partnership with the Former Texas Rangers Foundation will showcase a German film on the 19th century Hill Country captive, Herman Lehmann, on Thursday, June 14, 2018, at 6:30. Hosted by Texas Ranger Director Emeritus J. Wayne Musgrove, the event is free, but reservations are required and limited to the first 50 people who reserve a seat.

Life in the Texas Hill Country was pretty tough on the German population who immigrated here. As is true among all of North America, numerous kidnappings of the children of settlers occured in nineteenth century Texas. The Hill Country was no exception. In his 2004 book, The Captured, author Scott Zesch chronicles the live of several of these children, including the odyssey of Herman Lehmann, an eleven year old abducted by Apaches from his family home near Loyal Valley on May 16th, 1870. He is known as the last "white Indian to roam the Southern Plains."

The 2016 film, Herman der Apache, chronicles the life of Herman as he stays with the Apache, then joins a band of Comanche, and later returns home to his German family. The film is in German, as it was filmed by a German team, but the film also includes English subtitles. The movie is based on the book written by Herman Lehmann, Nine Years Among the Indians.

The showing will also include a pre-wine and cheese reception. To make your reservations, please call 830-896-2553.
Museum of Western Art
1550 Bandera Hwy,
Kerrville, TX 78028
Date/Time Information:
Thursday, June 14th, 2018
Begins at 6:30
Contact Information:
Free but reservations required.
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