Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Shadows of the Past - Living History

Come along on a walk through history Saturday Evening, August 23rd at Longmire!
Contact:  Park Ranger Curt Jacquot, (360) 569-6577

August 15, 2014 – On Saturday August 23rd Mount Rainier National Park will present Shadows of the Past, a “living history” program. Volunteers and staff in costumes will portray important individuals from the park’s past.  The early story of Mount Rainier and the National Park Service from 1883 through 1916 will be told. Lead Rangers will guide groups along the Trail of the Shadows in Longmire. Historical figures will emerge from the darkness while volunteers with lanterns illuminate the scenes!

The free program lasts about 80 minutes. Admission to the park is $15 for private vehicles. Longmire is six miles east of the park’s southwest Nisqually entrance.  Walks will leave (rain or shine) from in front of the National Park Inn at Longmire at 8:30 PM, 8:50 PM, 9:10 PM, and 9:30 PM.  Those attending should bring warm clothing, sturdy footwear, insect repellant, and a flashlight.

Please note: Curt still needs a few lantern carriers to help with this year's Shadows of the Past program. Four walks will leave from in front of the National Park Inn at Longmire between 8:30 PM and 9:30 PM. The walks last about 90 minutes. We need three or four carriers per walk. Those carrying a lantern spread out during the walk and then move to illuminate the speakers during stops. If you would like to assist, contact Curt at the number given above.

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