A lecture and slide show, “In the Shadow of Fort Sherman,” will kick-off the month long celebration of events to commemorate “Fort Sherman Days.” In addition to the lecture the event will include, a Review of Troops at Fort Sherman, two walking tours of Fort Sherman, an Old Fashion Ice Cream Social with the Fort Sherman Band, and a concert by the Fort Sherman Symphonette.
“In the Shadow of Fort Sherman” will be presented at 7 p.m. April 16, in Mostead Library’s Todd Hall. Robert Singletary, in the character of General Carlin, will lead the talk and slide show of the historic fort.
The Fort Sherman Chapel will be the venue for “The Review of Troops” on April 23 at 7 p.m. which will include demonstrations of life at the fort in the 1890’s. The hosts, dressed in period uniforms, are Sgt. Mike Feiler representing the infantry, Sgt. Albert Wilkerson of the cavalry and Sgt. Mike Dolan of ordinance and artillery.
Walking tours of Fort Sherman will be April 30 and May 7 both at 6 p.m. The tours begin at Molstead Library with tour guide Robert Singletary as Gen. Carlin.
On May 6 at 3 p.m. there will be an Old Fashion Ice Cream Social with a performance of The Fort Sherman Band under the direction of Sgt. Terry Jones. This event is outdoors in front of the Powderhorn Museum on College Drive on the NIC campus.
The lectures, band concert, tours, and ice cream social are all free but reservations are required due to limited seating. For reservation call (208)769-3355.
The final event of the month long anniversary is May 16, at 7 p.m. with a concert by the Fort Sherman Symphonette conducted by Robert Singletary. The symphonette will play popular classical works of the day, including Selections by Strauss, Bizet, and Dvorak, in the Coeur d’Alene Room of Edminster Student Union Building. Symphonette is and antique word used in the day of Fort Sherman meaning orchestra. The Student Union now sits on the site of the Fort Sherman Opera House. During the 1890’s there was a concert, play, or operetta every Friday night in that Opera House.
Tickets to the symphonette concert are $10 and can be purchased at the Museum of North Idaho by calling (208) 667-4990.
For the free events call (208)769-3355 for reservations that are needed due to limited space