August Events at Lolo Pass Visitor Center

Release Date: Aug 7, 2017  

A variety of Nez Perce National Historic Trail Interpretive Programs will be hosted this summer at the Lolo Pass Visitor Center, located on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests off Highway 12 along the Idaho–Montana state line. From June–September, visitors can enjoy free, family–friendly events which celebrate the Nez Perce National Historic Trail. There are three events coming up in August.

On Saturday, August 12 from 8:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. (PDT), The Sapphire Mountain Men and Women will be presenting “The Lolo Trail Rendezvous.” This intriguing group sews their own period clothing, uses 1800s–era weapons, and re–enacts early Rocky Mountain rendezvous of trappers, traders, and Native Americans. This group will be “making camp” at Lolo Pass for their presentation. 

On Sunday, August 13 from 1:00–1:45 p.m. and from 2:15 p.m.–3:00 p.m. (PDT), Angel Sobotta will be presenting “Nimiipuu Family History” and “Nimiipuu: The People’s Language.” Sobotta is a member of the Nez Perce Tribe, chairperson of the Nez Perce Arts Council, member of the Nez Perce Appaloosa Horse Club, and employee of the Nez Perce Language Program. Through her captivating storytelling, Sobotta shares her Nez Perce family history and Nez Perce stories and legends.

On Wednesday, August 23 from 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. (PDT), the Yearout family and the Nez Perce Appaloosa Horse Club will be presenting “The Appaloosa Horse.” The Nez Perce people were historically known for their horses, most notably the Appaloosa. Jon and Rosa Yearout, members of the Nez Perce Tribe and the Nez Perce Appaloosa Horse Club, operate a horse ranch near Lapwai, Idaho. The Yearouts work to carry on their ancestors’ legacy and traditions in breeding, training, and riding Appaloosa horses.

Please join us for these free interpretive events, and stay tuned for information about upcoming events later in the summer. If you have questions about any of these events, please contact the Lolo Pass Visitor Center at (208) 942-3113.