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What They Don’t Tell You About Getting Old

This a series of four free lectures that will be held for four Thursdays in July: July 6, July 13, July 20, and July 27 from 10 am to 11 am. This first session will be held in the back room of the Elvis Chapel.

The class will cover these topics:

  • Who Is That Old Person In the Mirror?
  • Why Did I Walk Into This Room?
  • I Have To Have Something To Leave To My Children.
  • All Of My Friends Are Dying! (I’m Going To Die Too!)

The class will be conducted by Rose Mosier, Tommye Staley, and Rose Cain — all volunteers at the Superstition Mountain Museum.

We recommend that participants are 55 or older. You should wear comfortable clothing and bring something to take notes on.

We are limiting the number of this first class to ten, so get your registration in as soon as you can. If you have any questions and to register please call either Tommye Staley @ 302-745-6790 or Rose Mosier @ 259-271-1791.

"Elvis" Chapel

Originally an important feature of the Apacheland Movie Ranch, the “Elvis” Chapel is an amazing location to hold your special event. Whether a wedding, elopement, renewal of vows, memorial service, or celebration of life, it is available for events every day from 8am to 8pm. The air-conditioned chapel seats 75 guests comfortably. A bridal room with bath is located in the rear of the chapel.

The Elvis Memorial Chapel is a movie prop that was used in the 1969 Elvis Presley western “Charro!” — the only movie Elvis made in which he did not sing, but played a strictly dramatic role. During the movie shoot, a specially-made steeple was constructed and put on the chapel so that it could be blown off during an explosion central to the movie’s plot.

It’s a survivor of two fires: one in 1969 and one in 2004, which decimated Apacheland Movie Ranch. The Elvis Memorial Chapel was donated to the Superstition Mountain Museum by Sue and Ed Birmingham.

The Elvis chapel is one of three venues on the grounds used for weddings and other private events.

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