The Mammoth Museum at the Hayden Cabin hosted the 4th Annual Mammoth Storytelling Festival. Building on the success of previous festivals, this year’s line-up featured a mix of new and returning storytellers who presented fresh “Tales of the Sierra”, including a tale told by Father Crowley, a story about Andrea Mead Lawrence, a taste of cowboy poetry, and a special musical guest Chris Murphy, who intermingled some anecdotes with his eclectic violin tunes. Father Crowley is played by Jeff Gabriel, ESIA’s Executive Director. He has presented at the last three Mammoth Storytelling Festivals.
Statement by Lesley Bruns, Festival Coordinator: “It’s been very rewarding for the Southern Mono Historical Society to grow the tradition of storytelling in our community. Our festival’s unique setting along the banks of Mammoth Creek provides a wonderful backdrop for an engaging afternoon of spoken word performance. The views of the lofty Sherwin Range are almost as impressive as the tales told by our storytellers.”