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Isabella Bird: A Living History Reenactment At The Estes Park Museum

Isabella Bird, nineteenth century Victorian traveler. Photo courtesy Estes Park Museum

Celebrate Women’s History Month with a special historical reenactment at the Estes Park Museum on Saturday, March 6th at 2:00 p.m. Linda Batlin will appear as Isabella Bird, a Victorian traveler widely acclaimed for her letters and sketches published during 1879 in A Lady’s Life in the Rocky Mountains. This book is considered to be the first deliberate account of a tourist experience in Estes Park and what would become Rocky Mountain National Park.  Doors open at 1:30 p.m. and the program is free and open to the public.

Linda Batlin is a storyteller and author from Boulder and serves as the Co-President of the Rocky Mountain Storytellers Guild.  Her living history presentations of important Coloradoan women are entertaining as she tells stories full of wisdom and mirth.  Batlin’s reenactments are educational and appropriate for all age groups.  The presentation will last approximately forty-five minutes, leaving time for a brief discussion about Bird’s life and adventures.  Bird’s book is currently for sale in the Museum Shop.

Now through May 1st, the Museum, located at 200 Fourth Street, is open Friday and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.  The mission of the Estes Park Museum is to collect, interpret and preserve local history, as well as to present exhibits, programs and events for the education and benefit of residents and visitors of all ages.  For more information call the Estes Park Museum at (970)-586-6256 or visit the Museum’s website at www.estes.org/museum.  Admission is free.

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