A full day of events beginning at Tarrywile Park from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a..m. will culminate with a Community Picnic at the museum from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 43 Main Street in Danbury. The public is encouraged to pack a picnic dinner and join in fellowship at the museum's Main Street campus.
"The museum is honored to be included as a stop in Danbury during this historic journey. We are hoping that the community will bring along a picnic basket, meet the riders and enjoy the grounds & gardens of the museum. It will be an opportunity to thank the Unity Riders before seeing them off on the next leg of their journey," stated Brigid Guertin, Executive Director.
The First Nation Dakota People of Manitoba Canada are riding to spread a message of peace and healing throughout the entire world. This epic journey of the horsemen will cover thousands of miles from Canada to New York State, reaching millions of people.
"We are trying to reconcile, unite, and make peace with everyone . . . to be Dakota means to walk in peace and harmony with every living thing" ~ Lakota spiritual leader, Jim Miller.
Upstate Moving Images was given the honor of filming this historic event with the support of members of the academy award winning "When We Were Kings." The movie is called THE UNITY RIDE.
This event is FREE & Open to all.
Their visit will also include a ceremony and gathering at noon at Tarrywile Park to honor Albert Afraid of Hawk, and the greater Danbury community for their efforts to return Albert's remains to the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota for burial.