This year’s Celebration is centered around the 50th anniversary of “The Alamo” and festivities will be held on the historic Courthouse Square in downtown Winterset (just spittin’ distance from the Birthplace home).
The VIP Fund Raising Event on Saturday, May 29th will feature a sumptuous dinner in true Western style, followed by music from chart topper Moe Bandy and his Americana Band. A stunning big-screen presentation of “The Alamo” will follow. The first 500 who purchase VIP tickets will also receive a FREE DVD copy of “The Alamo” as a souvenir keepsake, courtesy of MGM/DVD.
John Wayne’s daughter Aissa Wayne will also be at the VIP Event. Aissa appeared with her father in “The Commancheros”, “Donovan’s Reef”, “McLintock!” and–yes–“The Alamo.”
Tickets for the VIP Event are $100 and may be purchased on our website at http://www.johnwaynebirthplace.org/birthday or by calling toll-free (877) 462-1044. Tickets are going fast, so don’t delay! Makes a great Christmas gift, too! Proceeds benefit the new John Wayne Birthplace Museum and Learning Center.
Even if you’re not attending the VIP Event, there’s plenty to do. The Western Mercantile Marketplace on the Square will feature fabulous western-related merchandise and fantastic food. There’ll be a free outdoor showing of “The Alamo.” And of course, Duke’s Birthplace home will be open for tours.
For up-to-date information on the 2010 John Wayne Birthday Celebration and everything that’s going on, visit our web site athttp://www.johnwaynebirthplace.org/birthday.