Name: Evening Lecture at the Historical Museum
Date: October 3, 2013
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM PDT
Join the Kittitas County Historical Museum on Thursday, October 3rd at 6pm for “One Trail, Many Voices: Songs of the Oregon Trail” with folksinger and storyteller Hank Cramer. The Oregon Trail’s vast stream of emigrants was a hugely diverse group and for the most part was fleeing something – whether they were Easterners fleeing the financial panic of 1837, Irish immigrants fleeing the potato famines, blacks escaping slavery, or Germans and Italians fleeing civil war. He will share the traditional folksongs of these groups who headed west and explore how migration via the Oregon Trail affected the travelers, their songs and the culture of the Pacific Northwest.