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Winter Storytelling is made possible by the generous support of our sponsors.


March 9 - yourstory workshop

The Lewis and Clark story is an incredible one. You too have a wealth of incredible stories in you. Join host Marc Moss of Tell Us Something as he guides you on a journey of finding your own story. Marc will help you shape that story into one you can share at a live storytelling performance the evening of the workshop. We will learn about the sense of place in a story through observation of the natural surroundings of Traveler's Rest State Park, learn about story arc, and learn how to better speak in front of a crowd. The workshop is open to all ages and abilities.

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.  workshop

1 - 2 p.m. lunch and work time

2 - 4 p.m. storytelling


$15 per person. $10 for members.  Includes lunch.

Email mstockdale@travelerrest.org or call 406-273-4253 to save your spot.

February 2

Storyteller Judy Washbon takes us on a fascinating and educational journey back in time to listen to the great adventures of Lewis, Clark, and Sacagawea.





February 9

Rosalyn LaPier is an award winning Indigenous writer and ethnobotanist with a BA in physics and PhD in environmental history. She studies the intersection of traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) learned from elders and the academic study of environmental history. 



February 16

Stationed in Montana during the height of the Indian Wars, Captain Charles Rawn proved an unlikely hero and an indispensable leader in numerous battles.  Author Robert M. Brown (Dr. Bob) portrays this outstanding officer and tells tales that illustrate the transformation of the frontier army from a Civil War legacy into an elite fighting force.



February 23

Neal Lewing shares America’s musical legacy from Lewis and Clark to Custer, with traditional and original folk songs, history, and a few laughs. The show contains many traditional tunes, such as "Shenandoah," "Down in the Mine" and "160 Acres," plus less familiar traditional songs. The program examines the role of music in our history, our heritage and our cultural evolution, and why its importance is no less vital today.


Just want to hear some fresh new voices? 

Join us at 2 p.m. for storytelling. 

Suggested donation $5


Winter Storytelling at Travelers' Rest celebrates the Salish tradition of sharing stories during the long, dark winter.  We humans tell our stories in a variety of ways, and in 2019, Travelers' Rest will welcome a diverse array of presenters who capture and share stories through oral tradition, music, history, memoir, and more.


Saturdays at 11 a.m. in January and February.  Cost is $5 per person; members are free depending on level of support.


yourstory workshop registration
January 5

J R Spencer, Nez Perce storyteller, singer of traditional songs, and musician shares stories that go along with the skills and stories of the Nez Perce people and the campsites they used.. Most of his stories come from a time known as Tit`wau`tit`yayat, which means legend days, that gives a feel of the Nez Perce legends and what the people are about.



January 12

Tony Incashola shares stories that were traditionally told by his ancestors on the land of Travelers' Rest.  As Director of the Salish Pend d'Oreille Culture Committee, he oversees operations from the production of books to language work, from archiving oral histories, photos, and songs to the holding of ceremonial events and wakes in the tribal Longhouse. Mr. Incashola served as the first Native American to open a session of Congress with a prayer.



January 19

Mary Jane Bradbury will explore the legend that formed around Margaret "the Unsinkable Molly" Brown, even in her own lifetime, a myth that has been unraveled to reveal a remarkable woman quite different from the popular story.



January 26

Mariah Gladstone has been recognized as one of the top 25 Under 25 leaders in Indian Country and as a Champion for Change by the Aspen Institute.  She began developing her own recipes at the age of two and gradually started incorporating indigenous foods. She developed Indigikitchen, an online cooking show, to share her passion for native foodways.