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Travel Along the Rails HOBO Event

4 Events Rolled into One Afternoon:

  • Book Review and Signing by Ed Davis, author of “The Last Professional”
  • Silent Movie Showing of the 1928 Film, “Beggars of Life”
  • Catered Lunch by Freddy’s 
  • Hobo Attire Contest – Dress Up and Win a Prize

Details:

Time:1 pm – 4 pm

Date:Sunday, April 24th

Location:WHEELS Museum

1100 2nd Street, SW (ABQ)

Price:$ 20.00 includes catered lunch

Tickets:Call 505-243-6269 or email leba4@aol.com or jmariecoen@unm.edu

Space is limited.  

Reservations required.  

Attendees – Please bring a non-perishable food item for a local food bank donation.

About Ed Davis, Featured Speaker:

Author and former train-hopper/hobo,  Ed Davis, will discuss and sign his book, “The Last Professional.”  Join us in riding this train, a trip that began in a boxcar over 40 years ago.  In the tradition of Jack Kerouac, this book tells the story of two travelers linked by the yearning to wander and the quest for a simpler life.

Hobo Style Menu Catered by Freddy’s Includes:

All Beef Hot Dog

Bowl of Chile

Frozen Custard

Drink

Silent Movie Beggars of Life:

Beggars of Life is a1928 silent film American film directed by William Wellman and starring Wallace Beery and Richard Arlen as hobos, and Louise Brooks as a young woman who dresses as a young man and flees the law. The film is regarded as Brooks’s best American movie.

Dress Up (or down) in Hobo Attire:

This is totally optional, but you might win a prize for best HOBO attire if you choose to “dress down”!

Tour The Museum:

The opportunity to tour the museum is available to all who attend.

City of Albuquerque Covid guidelines will be observed.


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