10. November 2018 - 19:00 till 20:30
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Sounds from the Oregon Trail: A Benefit for the Independence Pioneer Spring Cabin | Independence Uptown Market | Saturday, 10. November 2018

This is a benefit concert to start community fundraising efforts to preserve the Independence Pioneer Spring Cabin located at Truman and Noland Road.
Composer and musician Dana Mengel will share selections from The Oregon Trail Suites for Strings and Percussion performed by a five-piece ensemble of talented local musicians.
Guests will hear Mengel's original compositions as he follows the early pioneers from Wayne City Landing across the vast prairie to Oregon City. The evening will also include a performance of a musical selection Mengel has written for the pioneer spring cabin.
Mengel also has composed a special musical selection inspired by the log cabin which will be performed that evening.
All tickets sales and donations will go into a designated fund at Truman Heartland Community Foundation to support rehabilitation of the pioneer spring cabin which is owned by the City of independence.
The event is being organized by the Jackson County Historical Society along with community partners
Learn more about Dana Mengel and how American history inspires his musical compositions. 
Mengel's music is featured in the recent documentary film The American Artist: The Life & Times of George Caleb Bingham.