Chris Enss, celebrated New York Times bestselling historical western author and local Grass Valley resident, will appear at the Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum on Saturday, July 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to discuss her new book, Principles of Posse Management/Lessons from the Wild West. In addition to being an award-winning author, Enss is a comedienne and scriptwriter for television and film who has performed on stage and on cruise ships but her real passion lies in telling the stories of the men and women who shaped the history and mythology of the American West.
Community members and visitors are invited to come and sit among historical railroad artifacts, including Engine #5 built in 1875, while listening to tales of how some of the most famous posses of the old west managed to capture the most notorious outlaws of the day. Two presentations are scheduled, one starting at 11:30 a.m. and the second at 1:00 p.m.
Enss’ presentations are always engaging and entertaining as she shares background information about researching the book as well as selected stories that pique interest in her topic. There will be plenty of time for questions and the author will sign books purchased at the event. Light refreshments will be served. Many of Enss’ previous books also will be available for purchase during her appearance.
In addition to Chris Enss’ book discussion, the NCNGRR Museum will be offering its regular docent-led tours of the museum, railyard and restoration shop. The railbus also will be running that day on its published schedule, available at www.ncngrrmuseum.org. Railbus reservations are necessary—call 530-470-0902. The Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum is operated by the Nevada County Historical Society that has helped to preserve and celebrate our local history since 1944. The museum is located a 5 Kidder Court in Nevada City and museum hours are 10 am to 4 pm, Fridays through Tuesdays.