Fur trading brought to life

Daily Reporter staff report

GREENFIELD — Living history performer Kevin Stonerock brings a 1700s Indiana fur trader to life on 7 p.m. July 5 at the Hancock County Public Library in Greenfield.

The trader, a Scotsman named Jacob McLinden, takes the audience on a journey through a year in the fur trade in the mid-1700s, from Montreal to Indian Country. He discusses trade goods, fur bearing animals, voyageur life, jargon, music and the ways of Indians and traders.

Dressed in authentic period clothing, Stonerock speaks in the first-person style. Hours of research and attention to detail and dialect give Stonerock’s persona a high degree of historic authenticity that is both informative and entertaining for audiences ranging from the fourth grade to adults.

With more than 4,000 performances to his credit, Stonerock has humanized history for thousands of people at organizations as diverse as the Indiana Historical Society, the Kentucky Historical Society, Indiana State Museum, and Ball State University.

Sign up for this free event, co-sponsored by the Friends of the Hancock County Public Library, 900 W. McKenzie Road, at hcplibrary.org or (317) 462-5141, ext. 238.