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Legends of Conservation: The Tramp and the Roughrider Event Planned May 18-19

For immediate release

For more information, contact
Connie Willman

“Legends of Conservation: The Tramp and the Roughrider,” a two-man historical re-enactment featuring two American legends of conservation, will take place on May 18-19, 2018, at the Prairie Star Restoration Farm, Bland, MO.

The event, hosted by the Prairie Star Conservation Community, will depict President Theodore Roosevelt and John Muir engaged in one of America’s most important conservation conversations in Yosemite Valley, originally taking placed in May 1903.

“The Tramp and the Roughrider” illuminates this extraordinary encounter, with the action unfolding at sunset on Glacier Point, overlooking the magnificent Yosemite Valley. “The Tramp and the Roughrider” presentation, reinforcing a message of wilderness protection, will take place in an outdoor theater of restored prairie and improved woodlots.

Participants will enjoy special performances by nationally recognized reenactors Lee Stetson and Joe Wiegand as the reincarnated Muir and Roosevelt and music by Doug Wood, author, singer and song-writer. The event will include a special reserved evening dinner on Friday and stage performances, walking tours and exhibits on Saturday. More information may be found at www.legendsofconservation.com or by calling 573-368-8393.

The Missouri Humanities Council (MHC) has awarded a grant of $2,500 to the Prairie Star Conservation Community in support of the project. The MHC is the only state-wide agency in Missouri devoted exclusively to humanities education for citizens of all ages. It has served as a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities since 1971.

For more information about the grants program of the Missouri Humanities Council, call 314/781-9660 or 800/357-0909 or write to the NHC, 543 Hanley Industrial Court, Suite 205, St. Louis, Missouri 63144-1905.