LIVING HISTORY PROGRAMS
VOICES FROM THE PAST
Everyday- June 14, 2013 to September 1, 2013 at 6:00pm
Imagine yourself living and working in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks in the 19th and 20th century. What would be the highlights of your life here? What contributions would you make to these parks? For one short hour sit back, relax, and let us tell you how it was. Tales of the adventurous lives of one of four unique characters will add intrigue and entertainment to your park visit! Befriend the likes of a hard working mule packer with stories to share of his days guiding early park visitors on steep backcountry trails. Get wrapped up in the harrowing tales of an early female explorer determined to keep up with the boys! Experience the excitement of being a young park ranger recording some of the first natural history observations the park had to offer. Root for one miner’s attempts to find the local Mother Lode. These and other historic characters will make park history come alive. Let us help your family build national park memories to last a lifetime. All-you-can eat Western barbeque provided by the Wuksachi Lodge is available at an additional cost. Click here for information on the Wolverton BBQ.
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TALK ON THE ROCK: a conversation between Muir & Mather
Tuesdays- June 19, 2013 to August 28, 2013 at 8:00pm
One man’s star was rising and one’s was beginning to set. Their work and passion drove them to take on the world for a great cause. John Muir was already a wise older man by the time Stephen Mather heard of him. What could a very successful 37 year-old business man learn from the outspoken conservationist, John Muir? As it happens...quite a lot. Mather was so inspired by Muir’s work that his life was forever changed. Join us on Beetle Rock for an intimate conversation between John Muir and Stephen Mather. This is the meeting they never had. This is the talk you wish they would have had. Join us for a moving and inspiring sunset conversation between John Muir and Stephen Mather. Bring a flashlight and something to sit on. No alcohol permitted. $5 per person. Tickets can be purchased at Giant Forest Museum or Lodgepole Visitor Center.