Living History Day

05/21/2024 - Living History Day

Livingston: Living History Day at the Yellowstone Gateway Museum is Saturday, June 1, from 10 AM to 4 PM. Throughout the day, artisans demonstrate primitive arts on the museum grounds, rain or shine, during this family-friendly event: flint knapping, blacksmithing, Dutch Oven cooking, cordage and willow sculpture making, hat making, plein air painting, and more. Fjord horses will be also be on the lawn. Native American traditional games are available. Inside the museum, a knitting demonstration and two new exhibits, Yellowstone: Living on the Edge and Park County Rodeos, can be viewed. Everyone is welcome to attend this free event. Burgers and hot dog plates are available for purchase.

Participants include: flintknappers George Bryce and Garrett Klein; blacksmiths Martin Hildreth and Mariel Kelley; Sunnyside Farms owner and Fjord horse breeder Wendy Bauwens; sculptor and cordage maker Jack Reynolds; hat maker Forrest Ford; saddle maker and leather worker Dennis Harms; Dutch Oven cook Michael Keator; knitter Ginny Logan; artist Jenny Jelinek; National Park Service education specialists Trudy Patton and Mel Condon offer Native American Games; the Livingston Fire Dept. staff is bringing a fire truck; and George Bornemann returns as burger and hot dog griller.

Museum admission is free and includes two new exhibits: Yellowstone: Living on the Edge and Park County Rodeos. Raffle baskets offer participants a way to support the Yellowstone Gateway Museum Foundation.

For more information, please contact Mark Brammer, Yellowstone Gateway Museum, 222-4184. Find us on Facebook or Instagram where we’ll post event updates.

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