Opens Saturday, March 16
Maybe it’s the idea of a world yet unblemished by the yoke, fences or income taxes, but for some of us, the frontier of a centuries past sounds like the sort of place where you could find yourself living a simpler and quieter life. The truth, however, is that living on the edge of familiarity was hard work and even dangerous. The 1840s Mountain Man Camp at Woolaroc Museum and Wildlife Preserve brings out the gentler side of that era Saturdays throughout the spring beginning Saturday, March 16. You’ll see people dressed in period clothing, tents and tipis and demonstrations of skills used by American Indians, mountain men and other dwellers of the frontier. When you’ve had enough of whittling your own toothpicks, you can leave for your air conditioned home and cable TV. No wonder the camp has become Woolaroc’s most popular event attraction. Woolaroc is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. Admission is $10 adults, $8 for over 65. Children 11 and younger are free. Wollaroc is located at 1925 Woolaroc Ranch Road outside of Bartlesville. Visit www.woolaroc.org for more.