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Schedule 

July 5-9, 2017

FUR TRADE DAYS

July 5-9, 2017

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The 2017 schedule is currently under construction.


Many of the activities reflected in the 2016 schedule will be in the 2017 schedule, with a few minor changes. Anticipated schedule release date is May 1, 2017.


       **If you are an organization that hosts a Fur Trade Days event, please email info@furtradedays.com to update old information.**



2016 Schedule Sample


Wednesday, July 6

All Day – Primitive Rendezvous Setup (3 mi E/8 mi. S, on Bordeaux Road)
10:00 a.m. – Library sponsored tour of the High Plains Herbarium, Room 131 CSC
4:30 p.m. – Ceremony and Blessing by Jerome Kills Small
*5:00 p.m. – Storyteller Jerome Kills Small “Harvesting Foods and Medicines in the Dakota Tradition”
*6:00 p.m. – Reception for film “Medicine Woman” and meet dignitaries
*6:30 p.m. – Steve and Susan Rolfsmeier, “The Ethnobotanical Legacy of Dr. George Morgan and Dr. Ronald Weedon”
*7:00 p.m. – Premier Showing “Medicine Woman” (*indicates activities at Chadron Public Library)

Thursday, July 7

All Day – Primitive Rendezvous Setup
*10:30 a.m. – Story Time Presenter Vana Bannan/Oskatewin, reading children’s books
*5:00 p.m. – Artist in Residence Stephanie Sorbel displaying and selling Native American dolls
*5:00 p.m. Opening Reception “Native American Flute Performance” by Michael Murphy
*6:00 p.m. – Dr. Jim Hanson introducing Trading Stories and opening film, “The Revenant”
*7:30 p.m. – Ghost Hunt, sites of crimes and ghostly events

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Friday, July 8

All Day – Primitive Rendezvous
All Day – Softball Tournament (Shumway Field)
All Day – Living History at the Museum of the Fur Trade. Historic Firearms, Trappers and Traders at the Bordeaux Post
8:00 a.m. – Traders’ Market Setup (Courthouse)
*11:00 a.m. – “Native American Flute Performance”, Michael Murphy
*Noon & throughout the afternoon, Artist in Residence Stephanie Sorbel
Noon – Traders’ Market Opens (Courthouse)
Noon – TCR Treasure Hunt (2nd & Morehead)
1:00 to 4:00 p.m. – Historical Musician Paul Siebert: Meet and Greet and Educational Presentations (Courthouse)
*2:00 p.m. – Film, “Great Wolf and Little Mouse Sister”, followed by Native Crafts for children
*2:00 p.m. – Film, “Great Wolf and Little Mouse Sister”, followed by Native Crafts for children
2:00 p.m. – Cal Ripkin Tournament (Fitzgibbon Field)
4:00 to 6:00 p.m. – Kids Carnival Activities (Courthouse)
*5:00 p.m. – Guest Artist Tom Swift Bird, “Photography Connecting Lakota History and Philosophy”
5:30 p.m. – The Magical Mysterious Mister Nowhere (Courthouse)
6:00 p.m. – Historic Flag Ceremony (Courthouse)
*6:00 p.m. – Film, “New World”
6:30 p.m. – Musician Paul Siebert, “Echoes of an Era” historical presentation (Courthouse)
7:00 p.m. – Traders’ Market Closes
7:00 p.m. – Babe Ruth Tournament (Horse Field)

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Saturday, July 9

All Day – Primitive Rendezvous
All Day – Softball Tournament
All Day – Living History at the Museum of the Fur Trade. Historic Firearms, Trappers and Traders at the Bordeaux Post
*All Day – Artist in Residence and Guest Artist Tom Swift Bird
6:30 a.m. – Rotary Colter Run Registration (CSC Armstrong Gym)
7:30 a.m. - Colter Run Starts
7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. – Pancake Feed (Masonic Hall 4th & Main)
9:00 a.m. – Traders’ Market Opens (Courthouse)
10:00 a.m. – 40th Annual Fur Trade Days Parade (10th & Main to 1st & Main)

After the Parade

Buffalo BBQ (Courthouse)
Bald Mountain Rounders (Courthouse)
Ice Cream Social – Congregational Church (4th & Chadron Ave.)
11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. – Speeders on the Rail – Take a Ride and Tour the Roundhouse (1st and Main)
Noon – Dawes County Cruisers Poker Run (Express Auto ? mile west of Chadron, S side of Hwy 20)
1:00 p.m. Buffalo Chip Throw (Courthouse)
1:00 to 4:00 p.m. – Shuttle Rides to the Fur Trade Museum and Primitive Camp
1:00 to 4:00 p.m. – Featured Native American Artist Don Ruleaux (Art Center, 4th & King)
1:00 to 5:00 p.m. – Bounce House (W. 3rd St.)
2:00 p.m. – Big Dog Mower Racing (Dawes County Fairgrounds)
2:00 p.m. – CSC Tours of the C.F. Coffee Gallery/Coffee Rangeland Complex. (Meet at Sandoz Center Parking Lot)
2:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m. – Musician Paul Siebert “Songs of the Classic and Silver Screen Cowboy" (Courthouse)
4:00 p.m. – The Magical Mysterious Mister Nowhere (Courthouse)
4:00 p.m. and 7 p.m. – Cemetery Historic Tours (Greenwood Cemetery behind Walmart)
4:00 p.m. – Traders’ Market Closes
6:00 p.m. – Ranch Rodeo (Fairgrounds)
*6:30 p.m. – Film, “Rez Bomb”

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Sunday, July 10

All Day – Softball Tournament
7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. – Pancake Feed (Masonic Hall)
10:30 a.m. – Camp Meeting and Hymn Sing with Paul Siebert (Courthouse)
*1:00 p.m. – Film, “American Interior”
1:00 to 3:00 p.m. – Crooked Arrow Obstacle Course (Chadron State Park)
3:00 p.m. – Regatta (Canoe/Paddle Boat Races) Chadron State Park
*3:30 p.m. – Film, “More Than Fry Bread Fry Bread”
*6:30 p.m. – Ghost Hunt, tour of haunted buildings

*Indicates events taking place at the Chadron Public Library on the corner of 5th and Bordeaux. There is no admission charge for any of the activities. For more information, contact www.chadronpubliclibrary.com, or call 308/432-0531. Sponsored by Chadron Public Library, Dawes County Travel Board, Friends of the Library, Humanities Nebraska, Nebraska Arts Council, Chadron Public Library Foundation, Net Nebraska PBS Station, Petersen’s Drug and Home Care and Fur Trade Days Inc.

Additional Activities

The Museum of the Fur Trade and the Dawes County Historical Society museums will be open during regular hours.

Several groups from Chadron High School, and Chadron Prep will be holding reunions.

Paul Seibert is sponsored in part through a grant from the Nebraska Arts Council and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, and by Best Western West Hills Inn of Chadron. Fur Trade Days is sponsored in part through a grant from the Dawes County Visitor Promotion Fund, as well as through the generous support of our members, without whom this annual event would not be possible. If you would like to sponsor Fur Trade Days with a membership, please contact us using the link on the Friends of Fur Trade Days page.

For updated information during the event, visit the information booth at the Traders' Market.

Information is being continually updated on Facebook and FurTradeDays.com.