Timbuctoo Parker appears onstage at the Timbuctoo Theater, offering a glimpse at life in the boomtown days of Timbuctoo. The presentation will include a question-and-answer session, and perhaps even a gold rush-era song.
Historicorps Volunteers John Bales and Molly Greenhouse are hear to lead the Bell Tower Restoration Project. John Will tell some interesting stories about the many projects he has worked on and why he does this kind of work.
It's a scrolled panorama used on stage by a storyteller to enhance the story being told. The story unrolls before your eyes.
Lotta Crabtree will tell all about her exciting childhood learning to dance and entertaining in the gold camps. She will tell you of how she became a wealthy woman and left it all to charity. She willl play a tune or two on her banjo but probably not dance.
Hear some stories from the Sage of Smartsville .
Mike Moyers posed as George Rigby will give a crankie presentation about the town using a Crankie. His hand drawn images illustrate the town as remembered by George.
Another returning favorite Aquilla Rosetta (Becky Mockingbird) is a Native American flute player and was authentically trained by Kona Foster J. Kalama of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Reservation in Central Oregon. Aquilla shares her treasured fluites, and tells us of their significance. She believes that sharing her culture through the spirit of the flute encourages tolerance of one another in society, and celebrating diversity while teaching about history.
The Timbuctoo Theater will be located on the left side of the Historic church. Stories will be scheduled on the half hour and last approximately 30 minutes beginning at 10 o'clock. Times will be posted on the playbill out in front of the theater and in the Pioneer Day program. Here is a sample of the programs being offered.
In memory of Steve Pauley our favorite John Rose