June 1, 2016
"Recollections of Murder and Mayhem" Returns to Medora
MEDORA – Museum drama at its best reopens in Medora beginning June 4-5, 2016. The popular “Recollections of Murder and Mayhem in Medora” plays at 11:30 a.m. (MDT) Saturdays and Sundays through the summer in the Billings County Courthouse Museum, 475 Fourth St., Medora.
Visitors enjoy the ambience of an 1880s courtroom while learning about the Marquis de Mores’s trial for murder in 1885. The fifteen-minute drama presents the involvement of the Marquis in an 1883 shoot-out west of Medora through the recollections of outlaw hunter Frank O’Donald (Doug Ellison), newspaper editor A. T. Packard (Don Ehli), and saloon owner Miss Jewel (Karen Nelson).
The production was presented at the 2013 International Museum Theatre Alliance Conference in Washington, DC, under the “Conflicts in Museum Stories” theme.
Admission is $7 for adults, $3 for children ages 6-15, and free for children age 5 and under.
This program is presented by the Chateau de Mores State Historic Site in cooperation with the Billings County Courthouse Museum. The Chateau de Mores and Interpretive Center near Medora is open daily 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (MT) during the summer. For more information, contact the Chateau de Mores State Historic Site at 701.623.4355. Find out about additional upcoming educational programs sponsored by the State Historical Society of North Dakota at history.nd.gov/events or by calling 701.328.2666.
Samuel Kerr, 701.623.4355
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