History Alive! Features Yellowstone Vic Smith at Chateau De Mores State Historic Site
MEDORA th Buffalo hunterYellowstone Vic Smithwill appear at the Chateau de Mores State Historic Site in Medora on June 23 and 24, 2012.
(Media-Newswire.com) - MEDORA – Buffalo hunterYellowstone Vic Smithwill appear at the Chateau de Mores State Historic Site in Medora on June 23 and 24, 2012. Performanceswill be on the veranda of the Chateau at 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. ( MT ). Portrayed by Arch Ellwein in the popular History Alive! program, Yellowstone Vic Smith will discuss his life as a buffalo hunter, frontier scout and service as a hunting guide for Dakota Territory entrepreneur, the Marquis de Mores.
The free History Alive! performances are part of the summer programs sponsored by the state's history agency, the State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Ellwein is an advertising consultant and Williston-Sidney area actor and children's theater director. Since 1996, Ellwein has been bringing historical figures to life for audiences in nine western states.
Yellowstone Vic Smith, born Victor Grant Smith ( 1850-1925 ), was a buffalo hunter, trapper, dispatch rider, scout and storyteller. He was hired as a hunting guide by the French aristocrat and cattle baron, the Marquis de Mores, during the Marquis's time in the frontier town of Medora in Dakota Territory in the 1880s. During the winter of 1881-82, he reportedly killed more than 5,000 buffalo in southeastern Montana. Later in life, Smith wrote that he wished "my aim hadn't been so good." In his memoirs, The Champion Buffalo Hunter: The Frontier Memoirs of Yellowstone Vic Smith, he chronicled his encounters with notorious outlaws, buffalo and bear hunts, Indian fights, and natural disasters, as well as such frontier personalities as Lt. Colonel George Armstrong Custer, Sitting Bull and Theodore Roosevelt.
The State Historical Society of North Dakota sponsors History Alive! to explore the lives and times of decades gone by, combining theater arts with history. The character monologues, about 20 minutes in length, are based on original letters, diaries and other documents, many from the archives of the State Historical Society of North Dakota.
For more information, contact the Chateau de Mores State Historic Site at ( 701 ) 623-4355 or the State Historical Society of North Dakota at ( 701 ) 328-2666 or visit the agency web site at www.history.nd.gov.
History Alive! Museum Theater Program Featuring Yellowstone Vic Smith Summer 2012 Schedule
June 23-24 Yellowstone Vic Smith, Chateau de Mores State Historic Site at 10:30 a.m., 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. ( Mountain Time ) July 21-22 Yellowstone Vic Smith, Chateau de Mores State Historic Site at 10:30 a.m., 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. ( Mountain Time ) August 11-12 Yellowstone Vic Smith, Chateau de Mores State Historic Site at 10:30 a.m., 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. ( Mountain Time ) August 18-19 Yellowstone Vic Smith, Fort Buford State Historic Site at 2 and 4 p.m. ( Central Time )
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