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Grundy County Heritage Museum to feature George Drouillard

March 3, 2013
Reinbeck Courier

The Grundy County Heritage Museum in Morrison will officially kick off the season on March 10, 2013 from 1 to 4 PM. This year there will once again be refreshments and great entertainment.

The museum board is very pleased to be bringing Darrel Draper as the special entertainment that afternoon. Darrel will be performing George Drouillard Hunter, Interpreter, and Indian Signtalker for Lewis & Clark. The performance will take place at 2 PM in the meeting space of the Heritage Center building.

His program is being sponsored by Historical Collections of Grundy County so there is no cost to the public. Mr. Draper is based out of Nebraska and has developed several characters that are popular with varied audiences.

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In this program, Draper becomes George Drouillard and brings to life this famous half French and half Shawnee Indian guide for the Lewis and Clark Expedition. When the two Captains needed someone who could shoot straight, talk to Indians who had never seen white men before, provide 400 pounds of game each day for the crew, or stand his ground in the face of a wounded grizzly bear, they almost always chose this amazing frontiersman.

Make plans to spend an hour or two at the Grundy County Heritage Museum enjoying this entertainment and the museum displays.

The Grundy County Heritage Museum is jointly managed by the Grundy County Conservation Board and Historical Collections of Grundy County.



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