Family Story Hour with Storyteller and Author, Doug Hocking
Time & Location
About the Event
Join us inside our historic 1885 Old Schoolhouse for Family Story Hour with author and storyteller, Doug Hocking on Saturday, August 7, 2021 from 10 am to 11 am for his personified presentation of "Mountain Man, Bill Sublette."
Bill Sublette was born in Kentucky and grew up in St. Louis, Mo. Losing his parents he set out with Andrew Henry in 1822 to ascend the Missouri River to the Shining Mountains there to trade and trap for beaver. The fur trade was old and drove wars and the settlement of North America.
The trail being long, mountain men stayed in the mountains over the winter trapping in spring and fall, exploring to find more trails and beaver and meeting up at rendezvous to resupply and have some fun. They faced danger from grizzly bears, buffalo, being lost, hunger, thirst, Indians and the cold.
Bill Sublette, personified by Doug, will dress in his mountain clothes and bring his kit and tools including: traps, knives, tomahawk, flintlock and cap lock guns, Indian drums and crafts, trade goods, tools of the mountain men, and a buffalo head. Your family members will be able to interact with each tool and learn how to use!
This is a great time to learn about history while sitting in the historic desks of the Old Schoolhouse. Bring your entire family! Admission includes all day entrance into the park, and you are welcome to pack a lunch and dine at our shady picnic grounds.
There is a $3 per ticket cancellation fee if credit card payment is made prior to the concert and a refund is needed. Call to RSVP (520) 398-2252 or RSVP via our website.
- Adults (14+)$7$70$0
- Youth (7-13)$2$20$0
- Child (0-6)$0$00$0