SUBLETTE COUNTY, WYO – The annual celebration of the mountain man is on again in Pinedale this weekend.
This summer’s celebration of the men who opened the West includes a re-dedication of the Trappers Point Overlook on Thursday, July 12 at 10am. Speakers will discuss the importance of this junction of three major historical activities, the fur trade rendezvous, pronghorn migration archeology and Green River Drift cattle operations. A free bus is available from the Museum. http://mmmuseum.com/trapperspoint/
Also, watch for the 2nd Annual Western Art & Wine Auction on Thursday, July 12 at 6:30pm. Twenty-one works of art and 10 lots of fine wine will be auctioned live at this fundraiser for the Museum. Silent auction items will include unique pieces of art, wine, jewelry and Mountain Man crafts. Admission is free. Call (307) 367-4101 to reserve seating for a group.
Then the weekend really gets swinging. Friday and Saturday, July 13-14, the Museum of the Mountain Man will be open from 9am to 8pm with:
- 34 free interactive programs
- American Mountain Men living history camp featuring demonstrations such as sign language, beaver trapping, firearms, traditional clothing and horse packing.
- Hands-on children’s activities with Lapita Frewin
- Bad Hand Plains Indian Encampment displaying Native American culture
- Rocky Mountain Fur Trade Journal author presentations on Friday and Saturday
- BBC Documentary “Robert Campbell- Mountain Man” on Friday evening at 7pm
- Saturday evening Campfire Stories and Songs at the American Mountain Man camp
For a detailed schedule of Museum activities please visit: http://mmmuseum.com/rendezvous