Centennial Summer Celebration

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Date: May 31, 2016
Contact: Nancy Stimson, 307.467.5283 x224

Devils Tower, WY – 
Superintendent Tim Reid announces the Centennial Celebration Series at Devils Tower National Monument. In celebration of the 100th birthday of the National Park Service, Devils Tower National Monument and the Devils Tower Natural History Association present a spectacular summer concert series.

Unless otherwise noted, presentations are held in the park's amphitheater and begin around 8:30 pm. Times may adjust based on sunset.

During June the scheduled presentations are:
  • June 3rd & 4th - the WhiteBull Dancers and the Little Brave Singers, Arapaho from Riverton, Wyoming will present native singing and dancing.
  • June 4th is National Trails Day - Join a ranger for a special guided walk around the base of the Tower; meet outside the Visitor Center at 2:00 pm.
  • June 5th - Join a ranger for a special astronomy presentation during the new moon. Park telescope provided for visitor use.
  • June 17th & 18th - Phillip Whiteman Jr., Northern Cheyenne from Lame Deer, Montana a storyteller, horse-trainer, champion grass dancer, and rodeo saddle bronc champion. Using his strong traditional upbringing and knowledge of his culture he weaves the past with the present and shares messages of hope and encouragement.
  • June 19th - Join a ranger for a special astronomy presentation during the full moon. 
  • June 24th & 25th - Willie LeClair, Eastern Shoshone from Riverton, Wyoming; a traditional dancer continuing the tradition of the warrior, wearing the eagle feathers of past days.
  • June 26th - Old Settlers' Picnic. Pioneer gatherings at the Tower started in the 1890s, and became known as the Old Settlers' Picnic; starts at 12 pm in the picnic area. Park entry is free for those attending the event.

During July the scheduled presentations are:
  • July 1st & 2nd - Gib Young will portray President Theodore Roosevelt, who declared the Tower a national monument in 1906.
  • July 5th - Tom Pitz will portray President Thomas Jefferson who commissioned explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark to explore the west.
  • July 8th & 9th - Indiana Bones, storyteller, entertainer, performer.
  • July 16th Bat Festival - Join park rangers to celebrate bats in their natural habitat.
  • July 19th - Join a ranger for a special astronomy presentation during the Full Moon.
  • July 22nd & 23rd - Dorothy FireCloud, Lakota, from Rosebud, South Dakota, will present the Lakota's sacred Tower.
  • July 28th - Join a ranger for a special astronomy presentation during the Aquarids Meteor Shower
  • July 29th & 30th - Buffalo Bill Boycott and Dr. Jo present a live music performance with exciting western songs about cowboys, the Oregon Trail, the transcontinental railroad, and Lewis and Clark. They will present stories in traditional Native American Indian sign language, cowboy poetry and world-class yodeling.

During August the scheduled presentations are:
  • August 11th - Join a ranger for a special astronomy presentation during the Perseids Meteor Shower
  • August 12th & 13th - members of the Christian Motorcycle Association present the history of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.
  • August 21st - Gib Young will portray President Theodore Roosevelt, who declared the Tower a national monument in 1906.
  • August 25th - National Park Service 100th Birthday - special guest, Phillip Whiteman Jr., Northern Cheyenne storyteller.
  • August 26th Phillip Whiteman Jr. presents his world renowned horsemanship.
  • August 29th - "Chance" invites you to take a walk in the woods with the words of John Muir. A musical landscape will surround you, excite you to follow around the next bend, and deliver you to a deep appreciation for one of our country's most influential naturalists. Composer/Performers Cheryl Leah and Ed Willett (a.k.a. Chance) perform with actor/musician Thomas Clyde Mitchell.

The Visitor Center and Bookstore are open 8:00 am to 7:00 pm daily. Stop in or call the Visitor Center for schedule changes: 307.467.5283 x635.

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Last updated: June 2, 2016

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