During the annual “Christmas in Meeteetse” celebration on Saturday, December 9, the Meeteetse Museums will host a pair of events.
At 1 pm, Cody resident and outdoor accessibility advocate Ashlee Lundvall will conduct an uplifting presentation full of humor and personal stories, followed by a signing of her book, A Redefined Life: Lessons from a Pitchfork. After her presentation and during the signing event, the Cody Chamber Ensemble will perform in the main exhibit area of the Meeteetse Museum. The music will begin at 2:30. Both events are free.
The website ashleelundvall.com best explains Ashlee’s story and why she is so intent on seeing that the disabled have access to outdoor recreation.
“Since a paralyzing ranching accident in 1999, Ashlee has been redefining her life. She is a champion for change in the many organizations she works with, encouraging everyone to live to the fullest. A natural outdoorswoman and adventurer with a powerful message of adaptability and perseverance, she energizes audiences around the country with her humor and authentic personal stories.
Passionate about accessible outdoor recreation, Ashlee lives in Cody, Wyoming with her husband and daughter. Depending on the season, Ashlee can be found camping, kayaking, hunting, fly fishing, or hand cycling while making a difference in board rooms, consulting businesses and mentoring newly injured patients and their families.” As a champion for change, Ashlee has many accomplishments and is involved with many organizations. (Find the links at the bottom of this article.)
The Cody Chamber Ensemble will perform at 2:30 following Lundvall’s presentation and will continue playing at the museum during the book signing.
The ensemble is comprised of musicians from the Cody and Meeteetse area. Ensemble members include:
- Emilie Edwards, Cody – Flute;
- Gale Shafer, Cody – Clarinet;
- Ginny Burns, Cody – Cello;
- Duncan Lang, Cody – Cello,
- Laurianne Senti, Cody – Viola;
- Tayler Morris, Cody – Violin;
- Tabatha Hansen, Cody – Violin;
- and Lynnette Sheldon, Meeteetse – Violin
The museum anticipates that at least four or five of the ensemble members will be available to perform on December 9. Please attend to experience the soothing sounds of cellos, violins, violas, flutes, and clarinets in a beautiful Christmas setting.
In addition to the presentation, book signing, and concert, the Meeteetse Museums will be decorated with a dozen lighted Christmas trees. Christmas snacks and hot cider will also be available to visitors.
For more information, call 307-868-2423, email firstname.lastname@example.org, visit us on Facebook, or got to www.meeteetsemuseums.org. The Meeteetse Museums are located at 1947 State Street in Meeteetse and are open Tuesday – Saturday from 10 to 4.
Organizations of which Ashlee Lundvall is a member:
- Mossy Oak, National Pro Staffer
- NRA Disabled Shooting Sports Committee, Member
- NRA Outreach Committee, Member
- 2017 SCI Foundation Pathfinder Award Recipient
- Outdoor Ability Foundation, Spokesperson
- Wyoming Disabled Hunters, Board Member
- Able Outdoors, Marketing Director
- Women’s Outdoor News, Columnist
- Craig Hospital, Peer Mentor
- Community Quarterback for Mentock Boundless Playground
- Bill McCormick Outstanding Volunteer Award Recipient
- Wyoming Trustee Award Recipient
- Wyoming Women’s Antelope Hunt, Volunteer and Alumnae Committee
- 2013 Ms. Wheelchair USA