The public is invited to a community event commemorating the marriage of famed western artist Charles M. Russell and his wife, Nancy, on Sept. 7 at Wedsworth Hall, 13 Front St. S., in Cascade.
Russell, then 32, and his wife, 18, were married in 1896.
The wedding vow renewal will take place at 5 p.m. with Pastor Mark Nelsen officiating. There will be wedding cake using the original recipe following the service at 5:30 p.m. The event will continue with a pig roast from 5:30-7 p.m. and a dance from 7-10 p.m. Those attending the dance are asked to come in period dress. The Eklegein Jam Band will provide music.
There will be additional activities earlier in the day. From noon to 5 p.m., tours of the C.M. Russell honeymoon cabin at 20 Russell Drive S. will be available, and the Canyon Life Church and Portage Route Chapter Honor Guard will host an ice cream social at Wedsworth Hall. From 4-5 p.m. there will be a special screening of Charlie Russell’s Old West the PBS documentary, “Charlie Russell’s Old West,” which tells the life story of America’s favorite western artist.
Thanks to generous sponsors, the event is free and open to the public.