News release from the Blue Ridge Numismatic Association:
The Blue Ridge
Numismatic Association coin show will be held August 17 to 20 at
the Dalton, Ga., Convention Center.
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We are pleased to announce that at this year's show, we will have
as a guest speaker, Randy'L He-dow Teton, the female model for the
Sacajawea coin design. Randy'L is the only living person and Native
American woman on U.S. currency.
Randy'L is a member of the Shoshone-Bannock tribe and grew up on the
Fort Hall Reservation in Idaho. She is a graduate of the University of
New Mexico with a Bachelors in Fine Arts. She believes her role as the
model for the Sacajawea coin has added a vitality to preserving the
culture and traditions of indigenous people and their unique heritage.
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Randy'L will be available for a Meet and Greet time on Friday, the
18th as well as sharing a presentation on her experiences as a model,
on August 19th, Saturday morning with our adults and also at 1:00 pm
on Saturday as part of the Young Numismatists Program.
Our Young Numismatist program will allow students to participate in
a variety of [activities] to deepen their experience and encourage
various learning styles. As part of the study of this coin and the
historically significant woman featured on it, we will be having an
contest for all YN members who are 7th through 12th grades.
Please write a 3-page essay, double spaced, explaining who Sacajawea
was and what her role was in the Lewis and Clark Expedition and why
she is a person of historical significance. All essays should be
submitted to Liz Coggan at the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Additionally, there will be a
contest for who can dress in the best cultural, native
American, or explorer outfit. Plan to come to the show on Saturday
dressed as either Sacagawea or one of the explorers, Lewis or Clark.
Winners will be announced and prizes awarded on Saturday of the YN
program for both the essay and outfits.
Graders has agreed to encapsulate some Sacajawea dollars for us
which Randy'L has agreed to autograph. We will be giving one to each
of the children who attend.
If you happen to be in the Georgia area traveling, or live in a
nearby state, we hope you will plan to join us for this historically
significant event. It promises to be a wonderful learning
opportunity for all, as well as a fun time, so please plan to attend.
For more details on the BRNA coin show hours of operation, please
visit the BRNA website (www.brna.org) or contact Ron Blackman, Bourse
Chairman, at email@example.com.