Thursday, June 2, 2011

Calling All Characters!

Ever wish for the simpler days? Does today’s fast pace and impersonal electronic age have you down? Well, Mount Rainier National Park is partnering with Evergreen State College and they are looking to take visitors Back In Time with your help!

This summer we need local volunteers who are passionate about the park, history, and people, and who have a penchant for dressing up, to join us for some fun. We need people to fill a variety of roles to bring history to life this summer for our Shadows of the Past living history programs at Longmire.

Volunteers are needed for the following:

Characters – Have a flair for the dramatic? Ever wanted to wear a fake beard and talk with a Scottish brogue? We need people to fill a variety of roles from Mount Rainier’s history, memorizing scripts and portraying characters in at least one Shadows of the Past programs.

Guides – Do you like to answer questions and “play follow the leader”? Guides are needed to lead visitors through the Shadows of the Past program by memorizing a script and monitoring the group. We also need guides to introduce vignettes and answer visitor questions.

Lantern Bearers – Want to be involved, but want to stay behind the scenes? Lantern bearers are needed for Shadows of the Past programs to illuminate the path for visitors and the characters during the program.

Mark your calendars!

Shadows of the Past performances will be held the evenings of August 13th and 27th. Dress rehearsal date TBA.

For more information on the program or any of the positions listed please contact Kevin Bacher at or 360.569.6567 or Patti Poulin at or 360.569.6588.

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