Cathy Wagner, an Annie Oakley re-enactor, will be performing as Annie Oakley daily at Garst Museum on August 10-13 at 1 p.m. Her husband, Don Wagner, will be assisting her as he portrays Annie’s husband, Frank Butler. Cathy and Don have been Annie and Frank re-enactors since 1999, with their first wild west show performance as Annie and Frank in 2001. They have even been able to recreate Buffalo Bill’s Wild West with Buffalo Bill, Annie Oakley, fancy ropers, a Cossack, and the attack on the Deadwood Stage. They have continued to enhance their performances to include more and more of Annie’s trick shots. More information about the Wagners can be found on their website annieoakleyofthegreatlakes.com. As the program lasts approximately 45 minutes please bring your lawn chair in order to enjoy the performance. In case of inclement weather the program will be held in the LT meeting room of the museum.
Their performances on August 10-13 are a part of the Garst Museum ’s celebration of Annie’s 150th birthday on August 13. Other daily activities that week will include guided tours of the Annie Oakley Center and birthday cake and punch for every paid admittance. On Friday, August 13, a re-dedication of an Ohio Historical marker at Annie’s gravesite in Brock Cemetery will take place. The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. and is open to the public. Also, on Friday only the Museum Store will be offering a 20% discount on any Annie Oakley related items.