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Overland Trails: The Children on the Trail by Renae M. Hunt

March 23, 2017 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

With over 352,000 emigrants traveling the Oregon, Mormon or California trails, one in five were under the age of 16. Many of these youths kept journals. This program discusses how these children traveled and relates some of the stories from their journals.

Renae Hunt is a native Nebraska farm girl. She graduated from Stromsburg High School and received a bachelor’s degree in education from Utah State University. She attended Gallaudet University for the Deaf in Washington, D.C., and is a qualified American Sign Language interpreter. She has been an active historical re-enactor and worked as a museum educator for several years. She traveled on the Mormon Trail in 1997, and followed the Lewis and Clark Trail as a graduate student in summer 2003. In 2002, she co-founded Traveling Historical Programs Inc., which presented hands-on living history programs and has done educational programs in a tri-state area. She has also been a visiting professor at several colleges and universities.


March 23, 2017
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm


Metropolitan Community College – Elkhorn Valley Campus
829 N. 204th St.
Elkhorn, NE 68022 United States
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