June 14, 2018 @ 06:30PM - 09:00PM

Herman Lehmann Film Showcase


The Museum of Western Art is pleased 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 occurred in nineteenth century Texas. The Hill Country was no exception. In his 2004 book, The Captured, author Scott Zesch chronicles the lives 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 16, 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 1870-1979.

The showing will also include a pre-wine and cheese reception. To make your reservation, please call the Museum at 830.896.2553.

The Museum of Western Art
1550 Bandera Highway Kerrville, TX 78028
June 14, 2018 @ 06:30PM - 09:00PM

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