Lonesome Dove, popular miniseries that had Robert Duvall in the role of Captain Augustus had a great reunion on March 31 at the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards River Ranch, and the event was to packed houses. The series talks about two Texas rangers who are on 2,500 miles cattle drive from the Rio Grande to Montana. It is based on a book by Larry McMurtry.
This event will mark the 25th anniversary of Lonesome Dove miniseries. Despite the event being announced less than a month, the response was awesome informed Romana Kelly, Wittliff Collections and Texas State University in San Marco. She is the development director. Within two week’s time of ticket sales 87 tables were sold, each table has ten seats. The ticket sales were so fast that there was a waiting list, and the possibility of shifting to a new venue was ruled out.
Moreover, the venue was committed, and no other place was suitable for the event. The reason for selecting the venue was its Western Motif. Kelly said that the event organizers were simply flowed by the location. The highlight of the event is that it will bring on the center stage cast and crew of the series that includes Robert Duvall, Tommy Lee Jones among others. The event organizers have decided to share the benefits of the event with Wittliff Tomorrow Fund and Wittliff Collections that pioneers in educational, creative and archival apart from furthering the region’s cultural history through photographic and literary arts at the Texas state University.
The event includes museum exhibition, the screen of miniseries at the Sundance Square Plaza for two nights, discussion with the cast of the series and symposium. There is also an exhibition of costumes, photographs, props and properties used in the series that were loaned from the production house. These are permanently owned by Wittliff Collections.
The public can take part in the activities, but they have to purchase tickets for certain events. For some events, the tickets are free and will be sold at the venue of the event informs Kelly. There are events planned for the Cattle Raisers Museum, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, the Fort Worth Library, Sid Richardson Museum, the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame and Texas Christian University.