Hagerman History Day


By KMVT News

Event Details

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May 24, 2014

Event Description

The Hagerman Valley has a rich and diverse history from mountain men to fossil excavations to hydro-electric power. Join us on Saturday, May 24, 2014 in celebrating that rich history. You can explore Hagerman’s past at several venues:

Billingsly Creek State Park: Mountain Man History – 10 am – 7 pm
The Mountain Man Club invites you to join them for a day of family-oreinted activities: trail walks, black powder demonstrations, kids toys and games, and a council fire at 7:00 pm.

Hagerman Historical Society: Hagerman Valley Settlement and Development – 10 am-4 pm
The Historical Society Museum exhibits highlight Hagerman Valey’s early history from settlement to today.

Sheepherding Memorial: Sheepherding in Hagerman Valley and Idaho – 10 am – 4 pm
Hagerman Historical Society members will be available to discus the history of sheepherding in the valley and in Idaho and describe the creation of the new Memorial.

Hagerman Fossil Beds NM - Oregon Trail Overlook: Oregon Trail Pioneers – 10 am-2 pm
Join a park ranger around a fire pit and learn about the journey from Independence, Missouri to the bluffs above the Snake River.

Hagerman Fossil Beds NM - Oregon Trail Overlook: Fossil Excavations – 10 am-12 noon
A park ranger will assist visitors who wish to excavate for fossils just like the Smithsonian Institution paleontologists did in the 1920s and 30s.

Hagerman Fossil Beds NM – Visitor Center: Toys and Games on the Oregon Trail/Fossil Excavations/Development of Hydro-electric Power in Hagerman Valley – 10 am – 2 pm
Visitors - young and old – can try their hand at marbles, jacks, graces and other games of the mid-nineteenth century. The visitor center exhibits contain many fossils that have been excavated from the cliffs along the Snake River. Information about the development of hydro-electric power along the Snake River will be available.

Hagerman History Day is one of 25 events that the Monument is conducting this year to celebrate its 25th Anniversary. Previous events include a “Pioneer Christmas,” HAVENS Project landscaping fair, unveiling of our Facebook page, and Junior Ranger Day.

Coming events include a “Night Sky Party” on Saturday, May 31 and two events on Saturday, June 7: the official opening of the renovated Snake River Overlook on the Monument and the unveiling of the “Rim to River Trail” Guide. Join us for these coming events as well as Hagerman History Day.

For further information contact Carol Ash at 208-933-4125, carol_ash@nps.gov. or contact the main park number at 208-933-4127 or 208-933-4105.
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