Home On the Range:
The Story Behind the Song
Sunday, May 1, 2022
Doors open at 2:00pm for 3:00pm matinee show
Doors open at 5:00pm for 6:00pm evening show
Free but tickets are required
The story behind the song presented by Aztec Shawnee Theater & The Rotory Club of Shawnee and Shawnee Town 1929 FREE ADMISSION
Everybody knows the song… but do you know the story? Join us at the Aztec Shawnee Theater for a fascinating film on Home on the Range, the song with as dramatic a tale of creation as the western landscape it honors.
The film will share the back story behind the original poem, “My Western Home” and the fight over authorship and legacy as it became a song with international recognition and acclaim. El Dean Holthus of the Home on the Range Cabin in Smith County will also share stories behind the production and the work of their museum to preserve the inspirational landscape captured by Dr. Higley’s poem.
Admission to this event is FREE thanks to the generous support of the Rotary Club of Shawnee and Shawnee Town 1929 Museum. Seating is limited. Use the link above or call (913) 207-4147 to reserve your seat for the 3:00pm matinee or 6:00pm evening show. Make sure you click the appropriate time slot for your tickets.
The event will be at the Aztec Shawnee Theater at 11119 Johnson Drive. Free will donations to help Rotary Club continue its support of our great local community are appreciated. Concessions will also be available for purchase.