Renae Hunt to Present “Children on the Trail” at Scotts Bluff National Monument


Ranae Hunt

Did you know that one in five of the emigrants who traveled past Scotts Bluff was under the age of 16? 

Scholar and educator Renae Hunt will present “Overland Trails: Children on the Trail” inside the Scotts Bluff National Monument visitor center theater on Tuesday, June 20th, at 7 p.m. During the talk, Ms. Hunt will describe how children traveled with stories right from their journals.  

Renae Hunt is a native Nebraska farm girl. She is a proud graduate of Stromsburg High School and received a bachelor’s degree in education and business from Utah State University. She attended Gallaudet University for the Deaf in Washington, D.C.  She has been an active historical re-enactor and worked as a museum educator for several years. She traveled on the Mormon Trail in 1997 and followed the Lewis and Clark Trail as a graduate student in the summer of 2003. She currently works at Stuhr Museum where she has been for 27 years. 

This presentation is made possible by Humanities Nebraska, the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, Scotts Bluff National Monument and Black Hills Parks and Forests Association as part of the HN Speakers Bureau. 

For information detailing the available speakers and guidelines for booking them, please access the Humanities Nebraska website at (Speakers section) or contact Humanities Nebraska at 215 Centennial Mall South, Suite 330, Lincoln, NE 68508, phone (402) 474-2131, fax (402) 474-4852 or e-mail

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