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Outlaw Days at Auburn's Mary Olson Farm: Sept. 29-30 and Oct. 6-7

Outlaw DaysRelive the days of old West outlaws with “Gentleman Desperado” a new interactive theater experience by Seattle playwright Keri Healey, made possible by 4culture site specific projects. “Gentleman Desperado” consists of a series of six short (5-10 minute) scenes and songs detailing the story of Harry Tracy from his prison break, to his run in with the Olson family and ultimately to his demise. The entire cycle of scenes runs approximately one hour, with breaks between each scene to allow the audience to roam the picturesque farm before actors lead them to their next location.

The show’s creator Keri Healey says, "Visitors to the farm can come watch the story from beginning to end or just catch a scene or two and still get a really fun experience and a fascinating glimpse into local history.”

Performances will be held at 1:15 and 2:45 pm on Sept. 29-30 and Oct. 6-7. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for seniors and children 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased at the festival or online.

The White River Valley Museum worked with the City of Auburn to restore Mary Olson Farm, the best preserved historic subsistence farm in King County. The Farm is a King County Landmark and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Significant features include an 1897 barn, a fully restored 1902 farmhouse, a century-old orchard, three salmon runs in Olson Creek and a remarkable collection of outbuildings, including a smoke house, outhouse and weaving house. Mary Olson Farm operates as a living history and environmental learning site, and is also available for community and special events.

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White River Valley Museum
918 H St. S.E.
Auburn, WA 98002

Mary Olson Farm
28728 Green River Rd.
Auburn, WA 98030