“Pioneer Song” a dramatic musical performance by Great Bear Folk Theater, will be performed at the National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center on Sunday, August 25th, at 1PM.
In the year 1849, Ruth Maramin and her three daughters join a wagon company and begin a journey over the Oregon Trail. Seeking to find “a song” in the West she and a group of women in the company cling to each other as they face the ordeals, trials and losses of the trek. At each place along the vast western trail she struggles to make sense of an ever more difficult crossing. She becomes close to the wagon master, Josiah Bozeman, who helps her cope as she loses, in different ways, all three of her daughters. In the end she reaches Oregon and finds hope again in a new life. She has found the Pioneer Song.
The National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center offers living history demonstrations, interpretive programs, exhibits, multi-media presentations, special events, and more than four miles of interpretive trails. Located just east of Baker City. Take Exit 302 from Interstate 84 onto Oregon Highway 86 and proceed about five miles. NHOTIC is open from 9AM to 6PM daily.