Each?May, the Museum of the Mountain Man in Pinedale, Wyoming organizes Living
History Days with the American Mountain Men as an opportunity for students to
learn about the fur trade, mountain men, and life in the early nineteenth
century in the Green River Valley of Wyoming. The American Mountain Men is an
association dedicated to preserving, interpreting, and demonstrating the
history and lifestyle of the early mountain men and trappers. These
interpreters instruct classes of students in a variety of demonstrations and
activities including firearms and fire starting, using a beaver press and
preparing beaver pelts, blacksmithing, Indian tipi use, sign language, and
accoutrements of the mountain man. In addition to the demonstration rotations,
students will be able to tour the museum and purchase souvenirs in the gift
shop. The public is welcome to watch the presentations as well, and an adult evening with the Mountain Men is held as well.?
Living History Days covers 4th grade curriculum standards and outcomes for
the Wyoming State Board of Education, but students of any age are welcome. The
program is free to Wyoming schools thanks in part to generous grants from sponsors.
Living History Days will be Tuesday,?May 14 through Thursday, May 16, 2019 from 9am to 2pm on the grounds of the
Museum of the Mountain Man in Pinedale, Wyoming.