Museum Hosts Living History Event

(courtesy of the Jim Gatchell Museum)
(courtesy of the Jim Gatchell Museum)
(courtesy of the Jim Gatchell Museum)
(courtesy of the Jim Gatchell Museum)

A local museum is going to have a living history blowout this weekend. Hannah Stepenoff has the details.


The time has come once again for the Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum's Living History Day. Museum educator Jennifer Romanoski said it's a great way to see history live in action and check out the newly remodeled museum store and the new exhibit on the Wilderness Protection Act.

The museum's free events only happen a handful of times a year, she said, and the event is a way for the museum to give back to the community.

She said the free event offers a chance for people to see live reenactments of skills, like wood carving and blacksmithing.

At the event, attendees can try their hand at corn dart throwing, wood carving and tomahawk throwing. Here is what she had to say about how tomahawk throwing will work.

In addition, Author Cathy Healy will be autographing her book “An Improbable Pioneer” in the museum store.

The event will mainly be held on the museum lawn located at the corner of Fort and Main Streets in Buffalo. Festivities begin on Saturday at 9 a.m., and the museum is open to the public until 6 p.m. However, she said, most of the demonstrations will be over by 2 p.m.

Those providing demonstrations at the event are the Basque dancers, the Living Historians of the Wyoming Frontier and the Powder River Justice Committee. There will also be music and refreshments provided.

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