Musician Ross Sutter will be at Crow Wing State Park at 8 p.m. Saturday to perform and share his love for history.
In this performance, titled "When I First Came to This Land," Sutter uses music and song to illustrate the story of immigrating to Minnesota in the 1800s. As well as performing songs of the pioneer experience, he will explain and play the dulcimer, button accordion, concertina, natural skin drum, bones and limberjack.
His entertaining and educational program is designed for all ages. The program will begin at 8 p.m. at the park's outdoor amphitheater in the campground. In case of rain the program will be held in the park's picnic shelter.
Sutter's musical performance is the first in a series of programs planned at the park this summer. Co-sponsored by the Crow Wing County Historical Society and Crow Wing State Park, the program series, titled "Exploring Minnesota," is designed to highlight the unique, natural and human history of the state.
The programs will take place at the park each Saturday evening through July and August. As well as music, the series will include a live-animal presentation, historical characterization and programs about history, wildlife, wildlife management and nature photography.
There is no charge for any of the presentations. A vehicle permit is required to enter Minnesota State Parks. Crow Wing State Park is nine miles south of Brainerd, off Highway 371. For more information, call Crow Wing State Park at 829-8022.
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