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Eric “Many Winds” Herrera

With more than 36 years of experience as a musician across several instruments, Eric performs on his American Indian flute most Friday and Saturday evenings at The Fort. His heritage includes Blackfeet Indian, European Hispanic and German, and Eric considers his music as a way of honoring his American Indian heritage. Through his music, his intent is to tell the Native American story and to enrich the lives of those who hear it.

Michael Schaubs

A geologist by trade, Michael has maintained an interest in the fur trade throughout his life and shares his passion and knowledge of the fur trade with the general public as a living history interpreter. You can find him at The Fort every Saturday night, welcoming guests as a fur trader and sharing his vast knowledge throughout the evening.

Greg Waltrip

Historian Greg Waltrip greets guests of The Fort in mountain man dress every Friday night. As the owner of Bent, St. Vrain & Company, he keeps history and the fine art of trading goods alive, and also works at the National Park Service as an interpreter.

Dex (Dennis Vander Houwen)

Dex entertains with card manipulation, coins and historical stories of gambling in the ‘Wild West.’ He is our house magician/card expert and is here on select nights of dinner service and during many special events. When he’s not performing, he is a clinical educator, teaching medical students vital communication skills as part of the University of Colorado’s Center for Advancing Professional Excellence (CAPE).

Norman Hughes

Local historian, interpreter and cannoneer, Norman Hughes, fires the Howitzer cannon at 7:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Saturday evenings each month (please call the restaurant to confirm appearances). Norman, who also plays several historic instruments, interprets the 4th US Artillery at schools, universities, movies, National Park sites and more.