‘Doc Holliday & Dr. Long: Giving Life to a Legend’
When: 7-9 p.m. Friday, April 22
Where: Jefferson Civic Center, 65 Kissam St., Jefferson
Cost: $15 for Crawford Long Museum and $20 nonmembers
More info: 706-367-5307
The legendary shootout at OK Corral in Tombstone, Ariz., immortalized Wyatt Earp, his brothers, Virgil and Morgan, and his friend, John Henry “Doc” Holliday.
Now, Northeast Georgians can learn even more about the iconic Holliday and his relation to the state’s own Crawford Long in a special presentation Friday, April 22, at the Jefferson Civic Center.
Award-winning Georgia author Victoria Wilcox will present “Doc Holliday & Dr. Long: Giving Life to a Legend” from 7-9 p.m. at 65 Kissam St. in Jefferson. She will explore the roots of Doc Holliday, who was kin to Long, in the event that is part of the Crawford Long “Supper & Substance” series. Sheriff’s badges and bandanas will be free for the first 25 to 30 folks.
Tickets are $15 for Crawford Long Museum members and $25 for nonmembers. They can be purchased at the museum at 28 College St. in Jefferson.
A light supper will include barbecue, baked beans, cole slaw, brownies and iced tea.
Preregistration is requested by calling 706-367-5307.
Wilcox is a nationally known authority on Holliday, whom she researched for 18 years after founding Fayetteville’s Holliday-Dorsey-Fife Museum. He also is the subject of her popular historical fiction trilogy, “Southern Son: The Saga of Doc Holliday.”
For more information, visit www.victoriawilcoxbooks.com or www.crawfordlong.org.