July 26, 2016
History Alive! Programs Planned at Chateau de Mores State Historic Site
MEDORA –The Marquise de Mores (Medora) will appear in the History Alive! program at the Chateau August 6-7. Portrayed by Karen Nelson, this program will center on Madame de Mores’s return to Medora in 1903. Visitors meet Madame in a brief retrospective on her time in western Dakota as well as her life following her return to France.
A.T. Packard, the editor of the Bad Lands Cow Boy, will appear the weekend of August 13-14. Portrayed by Donald Ehli, Packard will discuss his life as the editor of the newspaper from 1884-86.
The French aristocrat and cattle baron the Marquis de Mores will appear at the Chateau de Mores State Historic Site the weekend of August 20-21. Portrayed by Lance Rustand, the Marquis will share his dreams of a beef empire in the frontier Medora of the 1880s.
Friedrich Felix Gollnick, an adventurous 19th century immigrant from Germany to Dakota Territory, will make an appearance the weekend of August 27-28. Portrayed by Donald Ehli, Felix will describe his colorful life, including stints as a buffalo hunter, homesteader, and employee of the Marquis de Mores.
All performances will be on the veranda of the Chateau at 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. (MT). The free History Alive! programs explore the lives and times of decades gone by, combining theater arts with history. The 20-minute monologues are based on original letters, diaries and other documents, many from the archives of the State Historical Society of North Dakota.
The Chateau de Mores site and Interpretive Center near Medora is open daily, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (MT). 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 or call 701.328.2666.
Samuel Kerr, 701.623.4355
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