Yakima Valley Museum

Yakima Sunrise Rotary Club, sponsors of an annual October Storyfest at the Yakima Valley Regional Library the past few years, has generously offered the museum  the opportunity of hosting the event this year.  As an opportunity to provide a unique visit to the museum for Yakima Valley schools, the program Tales of the Trails will be offered as an optional museum visit.

Tales of the Trails will run November 18-21, 1998 in the Great Hall at the Yakima Valley Museum.  Set against the backdrop of the soon-to-be remodeled Oregon Trail exhibit, the program will be presented three times each day on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday for school groups, with a special performance on Saturday for all museum visitors.

The program will begin with a short introduction by Keith Adams, one of Yakima Valley Museum's  docents, who comes equipped with a cowboy hat and the persona of an old-time cattle rustler.

Tom Galt, a storyteller from Renton, will then begin his stories of the West, the Oregon Trail, Native Americans, and take on the characters of immigrants to the area.  An experienced and confident storyteller, he has appeared at schools throughout the state and such diverse places as the Kittitas County Fair in Ellensburg, Northwest Folklife Festival, and the Burke Museum.

In addition to storytelling, the program will also feature Nancy Stewart, whose repertoire of children's songs has delighted children with four performances for the Saturday Specials program.  Nancy has an amazing capacity for engaging children in the performance and soliciting participation from the audience.  The songs from her most recent album, Singin' Sidesaddle, became a perfect match for this program.

 

The quality of these programs ensures that there will be many people attending, so seating for the first three days of the program must be reserved in advance. To arrange for your school group to attend the performance, call 248-0747 to schedule your time.
 

Wednesday, November 18

9:30 - 10:30 A.M.   Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd grades

11:00-12 NOON 
3rd, 4th, 5th grades

1:00-2:00 P.M. 
Middle School

Thursday, November 19

9:30 - 10:30 A.M.     Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd grades

11:00-12 NOON 
3rd, 4th, 5th grades

1:00-2:00 pm 
1st & 2nd grades

Friday, November 20

9:30 - 10:30 A.M.     Preschool & Kindergarten 

11:00-12 NOON 
1st, 2nd, 3rd grades

1:00-2:00 P.M. 
4th & 5th  grades

Saturday, November 21

1:00-2:00 P.M.   Public Performance

Previous Tales of the Trails
Tales of the Trails 2001
Tales of the Trails 2000
Tales of the Trails 1999
Tales of the Trails 1998

 

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