Saturday, July 02, 2016
Brought to you by Coney Island U.S.A.
Presented by Tim Price. Included with Museum Admission. $5 for Adults, $3 for Seniors, Kids (under 12) and residents of Zip Code 11224.
Adolph Toepperwein left San Antonio, Texas, for New York in 1898. He needed a break. He thought his shooting act as an entertaining marksman could find a spot on the vaudeville stage. Turned away after his audition, he came to Coney Island - and created a legend! Tim Price, whose writing credits include New York Times and Associated Press and the author of the soon-to-be-released Shooting for the Record: Adolph Toepperwein, Tom Frye, and Sharpshooting's Forgotten Controversy, will recount that time when Toepperwein busted through the Coney Island shooting galleries. It's where he got the break he needed to become America's most popular entertaining rifleman since the days of Buffalo Bill. "He didn't miss a shot," his skeptics at Coney Island admitted. "Not a single one!"
About Ask the Experts: It's the program where we bring interesting people together to hear other interesting people talk about interesting things! The schedule may vary, but it's always worth hearing.
Past lectures have included Coaster Enthusiasts, flea circuses, bio artists, amusement park owners, executive directors of major cultural institutions, geeks, historians, authors, and doctoral candidates. You don't have to have a degree to talk in the Coney Island Museum, but you do have to think you're an expert!