Laws Museum Holding Event For Famed Old West Poet, Curly Fletcher
September 24-26, 2021
Celebrate 3 days of food, fun & poetry.
Curley Fletcher was a local Owens Valley writer and poet, whose literature had a profound impact, not only in his lifetime, but is remembered and recited around the world today, and certainly will be for many years in the future. Curley’s poem, The Strawberry Roan, is a classic.
Curley arrived at the town of Laws as a baby in 1882, and after death was buried at Bishop Pioneer Cemetery in 1954. Fletcher’s collection of poems, Songs of the Sage, was reprinted in 1986 by Peregrine Smith Books with a preface by Hal Cannon, Folklorist, The Western Folklife Center.
Featured Performers Waddie Mitchell, Laurel Ann Bogen, Carolyn Dufurrena, Duane Rossi, Jerry Brooks, and more!
Schedule of Events:
Friday, September 24, Whiskey Creek Restaurant, Bishop, CA
6:00PM Dinner Reception and Show
The dinner is limited to 85 attendees. Menu choice of: Santa Maria Tri-tip with Peppercorn Gravy or Rosemary Chicken Pomodoro Pasta (Vegan/Vegetarian choice available by pre-order only) Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Seasonal Fresh Vegetables, Sierra Salad, Ice Cream Dessert. Lemonade, Iced Tea, and Coffee.
Saturday, September 25, Laws Railroad Museum & Historical Site
10:00AM-7:00PM Poetry and Music Rounds on the 1883 Carson & Colorado Depot loading dock. (Poetry and Music Rounds will move into the Train Barn if the weather is not perfect.) Enjoy Kids Activities, food and crafts booths, the famous Laws Museum Home Made Pie Auction and 11 acres of historic buildings and exhibits. Visit the Curley Fletcher exhibit in the Library building!
Sunday Morning, September 26, 9:00AM Bishop Pioneer Cemetery
Curley Fletcher Graveside Farewell Toast See you next year!
HOPE CHEST RAFFLE
The drawing will be held on Saturday September 25th 2021 at the Curley Fletcher Poetry Rendezvous. Winner need not be present but you will need to return to collect your bounty.
Our long time volunteer master craftsman Gunars E. Sneiders has created this one of a kind maple hope chest with aromatic cedar lining. This is your last opportunity to own one of Gunars chests. At eighty eight years and legally blind this chest will be the last of it’s kind. This chest is large enough to store several large quilts or a lifetime of mementoes. The exterior measures roughly 18” deep x 21” tall x 31” wide. The interior has a removable drop in shelf with three adjustable dividers. And it smells heavenly!
This is your opportunity to support Laws Railroad Museum & Historical Site and spoil yourself with a work of art. Tickets are only $5 each or 5 for $20 Purchase your tickets today!
Please make checks payable to Laws Railroad Museum & Historical Site PO Box 363, Bishop CA 93515
Or donate online here and in the special purpose comment, specify that you are entering the hope chest raffle.