Prairie celebration continues with live music, Roosevelt re-enactor

This year is the 100th anniversary of Minnesota state parks and the 125th anniversary of America’s national parks.

To celebrate, a summer of special events and activities has been planned at the Blue Mounds State Park and Touch the Sky Prairie.

The celebration continues this weekend with “Teddy Live” Saturday and “Songs of the Real West” Sunday.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, re-enactor Adam Lindquist brings Teddy Roosevelt to life when he sets up camp at Blue Mounds State Park Campgrounds.

Stop by his campsite to see how this great American president lived in the North Dakota Badlands and how he became America’s conservation president.

Lindquist shares the story of Roosevelt’s life through his “Teddy Live” performance at the park’s amphitheater at 7 p.m. Saturday.

On Sunday join the Luverne Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Blue Mounds State Park in welcoming Luverne musicians Ron and Jane Cote.

They’ll sing songs of “The Real West” (songs popular around campfires, on pioneer homesteads and on wagon trains) at the Interpretive Center at 4 p.m.

Both presentations are free (but state park permit/pass required) and refreshments will be served. 

The events are courtesy of the Luverne CVB through a grant from the Southwestern Minnesota Arts Council Legacy Funds.

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