June is a busy time at the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum. The month begins and ends with events honoring the Fremont museum’s unique legacy. The month begins with the annual “Charlie Chaplin Days,” which honors Niles’ brief but glorious association with the legendary film comedian. June ends with the 15th Annual Broncho Billy Silent Film Festival, which celebrates the museum’s similar association with the pioneering Western film star, Gilbert “Broncho Billy” Anderson. This latter event is a three day affair packed with a good deal more than just Westerns.

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