Yes, it is soon to be that time of year again. The annual Fall Encampment at The Museum of the Great Plains is to be held October 20th through the 25th . I have been asked by Brigade Booshway Kraig Fallwell to Booshway this years event.
This year we are looking for great turnout of members. In order to have an estimate on how much provisions we require, we are asking that you contact either Tim Poteete, Living History Curator of The Museum of the Great Plains, or myself. I have a few meals planned already ( don’t worry its good food ), but I ask that you contact one of us about a food item that you as well as the rest of the camp would enjoy. I also ask that some “donate” something such as a brisket, loins, a quarter cut, or any type of meat, as well as any goods such as beans, corn, peas, peaches, etc. This would be much appreciated. However, Please contact either Tim Poteete or myuself about any foods you would like to “dontate” before hand.
Since the trading post lies on the museums grounds making it open to the public, I am asking that some of you are willing to do colleges for any visitors as well as for the rest of the camp. Colleges done in the past include fire starting, trapping, Indian sign-language, history of the Fur Trade, blacksmithing, hide preparation and tanning, knitting, sewing, cooking, and many more. If you would like to do one of these colleges, or one that is not listed, feel free to give me a holler. Other “donations” that we are asking for include any hides that need working, or any other materials.
I, as well as many others, are looking for good turn out of guest. We are inviting all brothers and sisters, as well as any additional guest, which may include family and/or friends, to join us. Shelter consist of room in one spare bunkhouse (two hold museum supplies and iceboxes, one houses The Fallwells) spare room in the trappers quarters, and spare room in the traderoom and on the porch. We have no problem with you setting up your own shelters, however, always be prepared for rain and cold weather.
For any extra information needed, please feel free to give Tim Poteete, or myself a hollar. If information on cooking arrangements or thoughts come to mind, give either of the three of us list an email. Cuz will be this years head cook, so he is the one to speak to about cooking or any food arrangements. We ask that you send an email with your statements and questions by at least Mid-September.
Thank you and I hope to hear from you.
Hunter Offield “Stray Pup”
‘Cuz’ Trumble Tim Poteete ‘Pup’ Offield