Arts & Entertainment

Baker City summer series features history, concerts

BAKER CITY, Ore. -- The National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center has some entertaining events in store this summer.

The series runs June 12 through Aug. 24 at the interpretive center in Baker City, about 162 miles south of the Tri-Cities on Interstate 84.

There will be storytelling, concerts, interpretations of historic figures and more.

Here's the schedule:

-- June 12-15 -- Dan Slosberg portrays Pierre Cruzatte, who was a member of the Lewis & Clark Expedition.

-- June 19-22 -- Storyteller Karen Haas entertains with tales from Oregon's history.

-- July 3-7 -- Folk singer Bill Boycott.

-- July 11-12 -- The Oregon Trail Music Festival, featuring musicians Phillip Charette, the Highstrung Band, Doug Tracy, Tim Misner, Linda Russell and Phil and Vivian Williams.

-- July 13-14 -- Phil and Vivian Williams concert.

-- July 13-15 -- Singer Linda Russell.

-- July 23-26 -- Folk musician Truman Price.

-- Aug. 5-9 -- Folk singer Hank Cramer.

-- Aug. 13-16 -- Ray Eagan portrays Ezra Meeker, who was one of the earliest pioneers of the Oregon Trail and later founded the city of Puyallup.

-- Aug. 21-24 -- Mike Follin portrays Dr. Balthazar, a pioneer snake oil salesman.

Performance times and details of the events at www.oregontrail.blm.gov.

Admission is $8 for adults and $4.50 for senior citizens. Kids ages 15 and younger are free.

The Oregon Trail Interpretive Center is five miles east of Baker City on Highway 86. Tri-Citians planning to head that way this summer can take Exit 302 off Interstate 84.

*Dori O'Neal: 582-1514; doneal@tricityherald.com

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