Among RidgeGate’s cultural facilities is the 38-acre historic Schweiger Ranch, located just east of the RidgeGate Parkway and I-25 interchange. The historic restoration of the ranch and its buildings, led by the nonprofit Schweiger Ranch Foundation, gives us an important glimpse into the settlers’ lives in the late 1800s. Today, Schweiger Ranch is open to the public for self-guided visits every third Saturday, and free guided tours, storytelling campfires and nature hikes are also offered. Registration is required for most events – register and learn more here.
Campfire Storytelling Series – The Story Behind & Beyond “The Sound of Music”
Step back in time to meet the funny, lively and unforgettable Maria von Trapp, portrayed by Elsa Wolff. Matriarch of the Trapp Family Singers, Maria von Trapp was a woman of passionate faith and uncompromising determination. From orphan to Baroness, she led her family from being refugees to an internationally known singing group. Sharing memories from pre-WWII Austria to the 1965 release of The Sound of Music, learn the story of the Trapp Family and their journey to a new home in America. Maria may even grace us with a few songs. There will be time for Questions & Answers.
This event will be held outdoors and may be modified or cancelled due to severe weather. Should the event be cancelled, notifications will be sent to the email used to register for the event.
Registration required – register and learn more here.