This show boasts an eclectic mix of musical styles including the polka, waltz, country, Broadway and patriotic songs.
This special episode of Main Street, Wyoming brings World War II veterans from Wyoming to the Washington DC Memorial Built in their honor.
Friday, June 7 - Saturday, June 8
South of Laramie, WY
The Virginia Dale Stage Station Open House is scheduled for Friday, June 7th and Saturday, June 8th.
Friday, June 7th - Western Dance and Pie Auction starts at 7:00 P.M. Music by "Barely Getting By." Pie Auction at Intermission. Children Free. Adults $10 each.
Saturday, June 8th Open House starts at 9:00 A.M. ends at 3:00 P.M.
Theme: "Abe Lincoln and the Civil War
Historical Speakers including Abe Lincoln portrayed by Bruce Spear and Joan Day as Virginia Slade
Craft Show and Craft Demonstrations including spinning by Helen Hart of Cheyenne
Model A Club display of cars
American Tapestry A Cappella Choir
Civil War Expert Stephen Hyatt
National Freight Wagon and Stagecoach Association
Oregon California Trails Association
Cowboy Poet Dick Hart of Cheyenne
Food , Fun and Games And More
FREE Admission , but donations of canned food, winter hats or gloves for Harvest Farm in Wellington , Colorado would be appreciated.
PURPOSE: This is the 151st Anniversary of the Virginia Dale Stage Station built in 1861, and the stage station is undergoing major restoration. The Stage Station was a Division Headquarters on the famous Overland Trail. The Open House serves as fund raiser for the restoration of the Virginia Dale Stage Station. We are a non-profit organization.
Directions: From Laramie: Head South on Hwy 287. Continue past the Virginia Dale rest stop. Turn Left onto County Road 43F just past the Abbey of St. Walburga. Look for signs and balloons.
The total distance from Laramie is about 30 miles to the Station. The station is 4 miles south of the state line.
From Ft. Collins: Head North on Hwy. 287. Continue for about 14 miles North of Livermore/ Old Forks Cafe. Pass the closed Virginia Dale Post Office on the top of the hill. Turn right onto County Rd. 43F by the historical marker. Look for signs and balloons. Any help you can give us will be appreciated. For additional information, please contact Bill Loyer at firstname.lastname@example.org . Telephone 307-634-8818.
For more information contact Sylvia Garofalo, President - 970-495-1828, email@example.com; Linda Morrow, Vice President - 970-493-6955, firstname.lastname@example.org;
Dana Moen-Wright, Secretary - 970-420-9392, email@example.com;
Vicki (Moen) Uthmann, Treasurer - 970-493-5544, firstname.lastname@example.org;
Diana Borthwick, Member - 307-742-0587; email@example.com
Saturday, June 15 - Sunday, June 16
The Riverton Mineral and Gem Society is the host this year for the annual Wyoming State Mineral and Gem Show. We are also having our 75th Anniversary of the founding of our Club. The State Show is an annual event which is hosted by the various clubs around the State of Wyoming and those clubs form the State Organization.
The show consists of educational displays on mineral and gems, a black light room, various features for kids (wheel of fortune, Kiddie sand box) and a wide variety of vendors selling rock and minerals. We also have demonstrations of cutting or setting rock and mineral identification. And speakers speaking on Wyoming Geology and Rocks and Minerals. Fun for the whole family.
The show will be June 15th (9am - 6pm) and 16th (9am - 3pm) at the Fremont County Fairgrounds (off of South Federal Blvd.) The cost is $2.00 for adults, children under 12 free. Also, since Sunday is Fathers Day, all Fathers accompanied by their children will get in free.
The clubs are non-profit and sponsor various activities within their respective areas. Riverton Club sponsors field trips open to the public, sponsors various events at our County Fair (lapidary, mineral cases...) and donates to our libraries for books/magazines on Rocks and Minerals. We work on education and promoting the scientific world of rocks and minerals.
If you have additional questions please e-mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information contact Riverton Mineral and Gem Society
Wednesday, June 19 - Sunday, June 23
Little Big Horn Days Features Reenactment of Battle of the Little Bighorn
Hardin, Montana (USA) March 14, 2013
Hardin, Montana's Little Big Horn Days will be held from Wednesday, June 19th to Sunday, June 23rd, 2013. During this annual event, put on by the Hardin Area Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture, the town's population swells from 3,500 to more than triple that amount as people from around the state, the U.S. and the world gather to enjoy a celebration of local history and culture.
"Little Big Horn Days is an authentic American West experience," says Al Sargent, who chairs the event for the Hardin Chamber. "It's a terrific mix of history, music, art, food and events, and it's all family-friendly. Everywhere you look there is something to see or do."
Sargent says the crown jewel of Little Big Horn Days is the Custer's Last Stand Reenactment, held once daily on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. This reenactment features more than 300 individuals recreating the famous Battle of the Little Bighorn between the U.S. Seventh Calvary, led by Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer, and the combined forces of the Sioux, Cheyenne and Arapaho nations.
"The reenactment is always a huge favorite of visitors," he says. "And afterwards they stay to enjoy everything else we have to offer."
Other planned events for Little Big Horn Days include a street dance featuring country music band Confederate Railroad, a parade featuring a California-based Lamborghini Club, a demolition derby, parades, a street fair, Native American dance demonstrations, suitcase relay races, historical symposiums and exhibits, and much more.
"We are also going to bring back our military ball, which we reintroduced last year," Sargent says. "It will be held Thursday night, before the reenactments begin on Friday. We hold it under a large outdoor tent, and people wear period costumes. The men are in formal military dress and women wear long dresses with all their finery. Everybody waltzes and reels to live 1800s-era music. We also encourage spectators to watch this event."
About The Custer's Last Stand Reenactment The Custer's Last Stand Reenactment began in 1990 with the goal of telling the story of the Battle of the Little Bighorn. Featuring a script based on the notes of Crow Tribal Historian Joe Medicine Crow, the reenactment takes place six miles west of Hardin, Montana. The reenactments are the centerpiece of Little Big Horn Days, an annual event presented by the Hardin Area Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture. Additional planned events in 2013 include a street dance featuring country music band Confederate Railroad, a parade featuring a California-based Lamborghini Club, a demolition derby, parades, a street fair, Native American dance demonstrations, suitcase relay races, historical symposiums and exhibits, and much more. Entrance to the reenactment is $20 (US) per person. Learn more about the event at www.custerslaststand.org.
Hardin, Montana (pop 3,500) is located in Big Horn County on the edge of the Crow Reservation in southeastern Montana. Hotels, campgrounds and other accommodations are available in Hardin for reenactment attendees. Additional hotels are available in Billings, Montana (pop. 105,000), a forty-minute drive from Hardin. Flights are available into Billings Logan International Airport.
Submitted for the Hardin Area Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture (PO Box 446; 10 East Railway; Hardin, MT 59034, 406-665-1672) by:
Mike Curtis, President
Gibson Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations
PO Box 20735
Billings, MT 59104
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For more information contact Hardin Area Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture
PO Box 446
10 East Railway
Hardin, MT 59034