Untold Stories, hosted by the Palmer Museum of History and Art, brings Valley storytellers together for tall tales and memories of growing up on the Last Frontier.
The event is molded after the popular Arctic Entries event in Anchorage. During each performance, seven storytellers have seven minutes each to tell their story, centered around a specific theme. This Sunday (October 27) the theme is "Blue Tarps, Xtratufs and Duct Tape: wading through, hunkering down, and patching up." The performances give Valley residents the opportunity to take the stage and deliver their true stories that run the range of emotions from funny, sad and sweet.
Palmer Museum Director Sam Dinges said they host the event three to four times a year, and it's always a popular evening. After this weekend, the next Untold Stories is scheduled for January 26, 2020 and the theme is "The One That Got Away."
Potential storytellers are invited to submit their stories through the Palmer Museum web site in advance of the scheduled performance. Submissions are then evaluated by a storyboard that selects them to create the best possible show. Only seven storytellers are included in each event.
Tickets for the event are $15 and are available at the Palmer Museum, BBellas and Fireside Books. The event begins at 6 p.m. at the Palmer Depot, and refreshments are available for purchase. Proceeds go to support the Palmer Museum of History and Art. For more information, call the museum at (907) 746-7668.