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Ash Hollow State Historic Park presents “Pioneer Song,” a performance by The Great Bear Folk Theater

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. – Join Ash Hollow State Historic Park as they present “Pioneer Song” performance by The Great Bear Folk Theater on Aug. 29 from 4 – 5 p.m. MT.

The theater group, consisting of a husband, wife and daughter trio, will be presenting an hour-long production, adapted from the play “Pioneer Song.” The play recounts the perilous journey many emigrants faced while traveling the Overland Trail in the mid 1800’s.
The Great Bear Folk Theater, based out of Rexburg, Idaho takes their passion for Oregon Trail history on the road to share their creative storytelling across the nation. The theater, ran by Lori and Ohmar Hansen, produces numerous plays, musicals and storytelling venues yearly.

“Doing the concert version captures the spirit of the musical, with the various women’s stories to tell, but allows us the ability to take it on tour to places and people that might not otherwise be able to experience it,” said Lori Prescott Hansen. Pioneer has been performed many times to an outstanding audience response.

Admission is $5 for adults, $2 for kids, ages 3 and under are free. Tickets are available now at the Ash Hollow park office or by phone at 308-778-7708. Tickets can also be purchased the day of the event. Ash Hollow State Historical Park Visitors Center is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT.

Snacks and refreshments will be available for purchase. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. Coolers and dogs are welcome. Dogs must be on a leash. A vehicle park entry permit is required at the park.

Ash Hollow is located 5.6 miles south of Lewellen on US-26W.

About julie geiser

Julie Geiser is a Public Information Officer and NEBRASKAland Regional Editor based out of North Platte, where she was born and still happily resides. Geiser worked for the commission previously for over 10 years as an outdoor education instructor – teaching people of all ages about Nebraska’s outdoor offerings. She also coordinates the Becoming an Outdoors Woman program for Nebraska Game and Parks Commission (NGPC). Geiser went on to work in marketing and writing an outdoor column for the North Platte Telegraph before returning to NGPC in her current position. She loves spending time outdoors with her family and getting others involved in her passions of hunting, fishing, camping, boating, hiking and enjoying Nebraska’s great outdoors.

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