The Arrowhead Library System is pleased to present Jan Smith’s, Cooking on the Oxcart Trails, a free program being offered for ages 10-adult at the following dates and locations:

Tuesday, May 15, 10:30 a.m.

Mt. Iron Public Library

Tuesday, May 15, 1:00 p.m.

Aurora Public Library

Tuesday, May 15, 6:00 p.m.

Hoyt Lakes Public Library

Wednesday, May 16, 6:00 p.m.

Mt. Royal Branch Library

Thursday, May 17, 1:00 p.m.

Gilbert Public Library

Thursday, May 17, 3:30 p.m.

Buhl Public Library

Thursday, May 17, 6:00 p.m.

Cook Public Library

Saturday, May 19, 10:30 a.m.

Grand Marais Public Library

Monday, May 21, 6:00 p.m.

Cloquet Public Library

Tuesday, May 22, 1:00 p.m.

Calumet Public Library

Tuesday, May 22, 6:00 p.m.

Moose Lake Public Library

Wednesday, May 23, 1:00 p.m.

Babbitt Public Library

Wednesday, May 23, 6:00 p.m.

Eveleth Public Library

Thursday, May 24, 10:30 a.m.

Bovey Public Library

Thursday, May 24, 6:00 p.m.

Silver Bay Public Library

Wednesday, May 30, 6:30 p.m.

Two Harbors Public Library

Thursday, May 31, 6:00 p.m.

West Branch Public Library

Maria shares from her journal that she wrote along the trails which ran for her from Fort Riley, Kansas to Fort Abercrombie on the border of Minnesota and the Dakota Territories.

She details the difficulties of travel for the oxcarts, wagons, and people. The story she tells includes frontier recipes for food and remedies which were prepared over campfires or using camp ovens in rudimentary settings.

Jan Smith was one of the four finalists in the National Storyteller Contest that was held in Park Rapids among over 150 entries.

Don’t miss this exciting enactment of 1858 history.

This program, sponsored by Arrowhead Library System, was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. To learn more about Arrowhead Legacy Events, please see our calendar at www.alslib.info, find us on Twitter www.twitter.com/ArrowheadLegacy, on Pinterest at https://www.pinterest.com/alexisleitgeb/legacy-events, or like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/alslibinfo.