FENCE to host presentation on Sacagawea Sunday

Published 8:00 am Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Foothills Equestrian Nature Center will present its next Armchair Traveler program at 4 p.m. Sunday with Mary Dailey, who will portray Sacagawea.

This event is free, open to the public and appropriate for the whole family. Refreshments will be served after the presentation.

Sacagawea, the young Native American woman who accompanied Lewis and Clark on their arduous journey west in 1805, has inspired countless enduring myths and legends, program organizers said. More monuments stand in her honor than to any other woman in American history, yet she spoke no English and was only 16 years old with an infant son when she joined the expedition.

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In this portrayal, audiences hear her story with important, often overshadowed details. The program is presented in costume and includes an opportunity for audience questions/comments.

Dailey is a teaching artist in the West Virginia public school system, a West Virginia Humanities “History Alive!” presenter and a performing musician with the Appalachian vocal duo LITTLE SPARROW. She resides in southern West Virginia.

This program is made possible by the Kirby Endowment at the Polk County Community Foundation.

FENCE is located at 3381 Hunting Country Road in Tryon, North Carolina. Those interested in learning more information about this or upcoming events may call 828-859-9021, email info@fence.org or visit fence.org.

– Submitted by Amy Schmitte