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Big Hole Battlefield hosts living history reeanactor

Bob Brown dressed as Major Charles Rawn pointing out the Big Hole Battlefield visitor center window. 

Turn back your clock at Big Hole National Battlefield. Dr. Bob Brown will perform a first person historical account of Major Charles Rawn in the visitor center July 6 and 7 at noon and 3 p.m.

Experience Major Rawn reminisce about his upbringing in Pennsylvania, the Civil War, the frontier Army, how he founded Fort Missoula and his involvement with the events surrounding the Nez Perce in 1877. This includes his participation at Fort Fizzle and as the senior captain at the Big Hole Battle.

Dr. Brown was the former executive director of the Historical Museum at Fort Missoula, and is the author of a book entitled, "Captain Charles Rawn and the Frontier Infantry in Montana.

This event is a part of Big Hole National Battlefield’s summer speaker series. Talks and demonstrations are scheduled every weekend through mid-August. You can find the full schedule of events on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/BigHoleNationalBattlefield/. We hope you explore history and culture at the park this summer.

Big Hole National Battlefield is located 10 miles west of Wisdom, Mont. on Highway 43. The Visitor Center is open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily in the summer. Admission is free year round. For more information, please contact Big Hole National Battlefield at 406-689-3155, visit www.nps.gov/biho, or check us out on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/BigHoleNationalBattlefield/.

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