The Nature Center is transformed into a roadhouse in the hay day of the Iditarod Trail. Presentations on the hour, plus various indoor and outdoor
stations. We’ll have a vintage dog sled, artifacts from the Crow Pass Roadhouse, and food until supplies run out: pancakes, fresh-baked goods,
and hot soups.
Starting at Noon GOLD PANNING & MORE
Cure your gold fever: pan for gold and take home a fleck of the Alaska Gold Rush. Make maple sugar taffy in the snow. Tickets are $3 per activity or 2 tickets for $5, available at the front desk the day of the event.
1pm LIVING ON THE LAST FRONTIER TODAY
Hear stories about mushing and camping on the Iditarod Trail from author Yukon Don Tanner, who lives with his family on an old homestead in Talkeetna.
2pm THE CHILKOOT TRAIL
During the Klondike Gold Rush, the Chilkoot Trail was an important access route connecting coastal Alaska to the Yukon gold fields. Stacy Flagg and Sandy Halstaed will talk about the trail’s history and hiking the trail today.
3pm THE STORY OF THE IDITAROD TRAIL
Learn about the gold rush history of the old Iditarod Trail, the stampeder trail over Crow Pass, and how it became America's only winter National Historic Trail, from Kevin Keeler, BLM National Trail Administrator.
4pm ROADHOUSE MUSIC
The Allgood Family Band and friends will be playing some old-time folk music. Clapping and foot stomping allowed!
About this special Event:
No registration needed. Appropriate for all ages. No costs except for the gold-panning and candy-making activities. Food and Beverages available for a