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#findyourpark: Devils Tower Releases Full Summer Schedule

(Devils Tower, Wyo.) The "Centennial Celebration Series," a slate of programs at Devils Tower National Monument to celebrate the National Parks Service's 100th anniversary, starts Friday with singing and dancing from the Arapaho nation in Riverton. The Whitebull Dancers and the Little Brave Singers will be appearing at 8:30 p.m. on the 3rd at the park amphitheater. It's the first of many events in the summer concert series that will explore Wyoming's nature and heritage. *June 3rd & 4th* - Whitebull Dancers and the Little Brave Singers *June 4th* - National Trails Day, 2:00 p.m. join a ranger for a special guided walk around the base of the Tower. *June 5th* - Special astronomy presentation during the new moon. You will be able to view deep sky objects through the telescope. *June 17th & 18th* - Phillip Whiteman Jr., Northern Cheyenne from Lame Deer, Montana -- a storyteller, horse-trainer, champion grass dancer, and rodeo saddle bronc champion -- will share messages of hope and encouragement. *June 19th* - Special astronomy presentation during the full moon. *June 24th & 25th* - Willie LeClair, Eastern Shoshone from Riverton, Wyoming a traditional dancer continuing the tradition of the warrior, wearing the eagle feathers of past days. *June 26th* - Old Settlers’ Picnic. Noon in the picnic area. Free entrance to the Monument. *July 1st & 2nd * - Gib Young will portray President Theodore Roosevelt, who declared the Tower a national monument in 1906. *July 5th* - Tom Pitz will portray President Thomas Jefferson who initiated explorers, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark to explore the west. *July 8th & 9th* - Indiana Bones, storyteller, entertainer, performer. *July 16th* - Bat Festival. Join park rangers to celebrate bats in their natural habitat. *July 19th* - Special astronomy presentation during the Full Moon. *July 22nd & 23rd* - Dorothy FireCloud, Lakota, from Rosebud, South Dakota, will present the Lakota’s sacred Tower. *July 28th* - Special astronomy presentation during the Aquarids Meteor Shower *July 29th & 30th* - Buffalo Bill Boycott and Dr Jo present a live music performance with exciting western songs about cowboys, the Oregon Trail, the Transcontinental Railroad, and Lewis and Clark. Stories will be told in traditional Native American sign language, cowboy poetry and world-class yodeling. *August 11th* - Special astronomy presentation during the Perseids Meteor Shower *August 12th & 13th* - Members of the Christian Motorcycle Association present the history of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. *August 21st* - Gib Young will portray President Theodore Roosevelt, who declared the Tower a national monument in 1906. *August 25th * - National Park Service 100th Birthday – special guest, Phillip Whiteman Jr., Northern Cheyenne storyteller. *August 26th* - Phillip Whiteman Jr. presents his world renowned horsemanship. *August 29th* - "Chance" invites you to take a walk in the woods with the words of John Muir. A musical landscape will surround you, excite you to follow around the next bend, and deliver you to a deep appreciation for one of our country's most influential naturalists. Composer/Performers Cheryl Leah and Ed Willett (a.k.a. Chance) perform with actor/musician Thomas Clyde Mitchell. The Visitor Center and Bookstore are open 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. daily. Check at the Visitor Center for schedule changes due to weather. #county17 #news