The Autumn Walkabout
Mining Coal: Mining Creativity
The Autumn Walkabout is the capstone event to conclude the Humanities Montana program
‘Hometown Humanities’ that brought a year’s worth of humanities-based programming to Red Lodge, the Autumn Walkabout will take place Saturday, September 14.
The day will start at noon with a scavenger hunt, leading people from business to business for a couple of hours to learn more about the history of Red Lodge. The day culminates at the Roosevelt Center with the main event; a play put on by Red Lodge Theatre Company, called Mining Coal: Mining Creativity. This play details history of Red Lodge, past and present. It will start around 5 p.m. and end at about 6:15 p.m. The day will conclude with participants enjoying their favorite restaurants.
Over 20 Red Lodge Businesses are participating so if your business would like to participate please contact event coordinator Schyler Allyn.
The vision from the multiple organizations involved in this project, which include the Red Lodge Area Community Foundation, Red Lodge Chamber of Commerce, Carbon County Arts Guild, the Carbon County Museum, Red Lodge School of dance, and Red Lodge Hospitality, and Red Lodge Theatre Group is to bring the community and visitors together for a weekend event, right before the end of the summer season. The Autumn Walkabout will provide opportunities for local businesses and restaurants during the start of the shoulder season. The hope is to continue this event annually and make it a tradition.
Sam Dwyer of Humanities Montana had this to say about the event “The Hometown Humanities Capstone event is going to be a spectacular high point of our time in Red Lodge. The local community has been enthusiastically supporting humanities programs for over a year and we are excited about celebrating history, diversity, and creativity in this fun, hometown festival. I couldn’t be happier with these programs and am looking forward to continuing to serve Red Lodge long into the future.”
Event Coordinator Schyler Allyn