Tue, Apr 27 | Online Program On Zoom

Discovering the Lost Trail of the Forlorn Hope: A Tale of American Pioneer Legends

The superhuman story of the deadly 60 mile snowbound trail driving the emotional and spiritual human limits of the desperate rescue of 45 members of the Donner Party.

Time & Location

Apr 27, 6:00 PM
Online Program On Zoom

About The Event

In December of 1846, fifteen members of the Donner Party left the encampment at Truckee Lake where 80 pioneers were trapped by an early and severe Sierra winter. It would be a desperate attempt to cross the Sierra Mountains covered in 20 feet of snow, to reach Johnson Rancho some 60 miles away, near today’s Wheatland, to get help. What happened next has caused some to call this the greatest endurance feat in history. This is their story.


All registrants will receive a Zoom link via email a day prior to the start of the program. Click on the link included in that email to view the program live on Apr 27th at 6:00PM.

Registration is required. First come, first serve. A system capacity limit may be necessary.


Member - Free

Non-Member - $5

**There is a $2 convenience fee for credit/debit card purchases.


Four ultra-distance athletes who share a passion for history will honor the lives and courage of the Forlorn Hope members are: Bob Crowley, Tim Twietmeyer, Jennifer Hemmen, Elke Reimer

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