All aboard! Meet us in the Cultural Crossroads Learning Center for an engaging conversation on trains and the railroad in the American West with Hank Cramer. Free to Members or with paid admission. Save some time to enjoy the Holiday Trains exhibit, on view in the CCLC!
Hank Cramer is a national-touring folksinger and educator from Winthrop, Washington. He teaches and presents history through music. His love of folk music ranges from the traditional music of Ireland and Scotland; to the sea shanties of deepwater mariners in days of old; to modern American folk music genres that have evolved from Celtic, European, and African traditions. Hank recorded his first album in 1982 and released his twent-first in 2016.
Hank’s background as a presenter and educator include a BA in Education from the University of Arizona, instructor credentials from federal and state governments, and a tour of duty as Assistant Professor of Military Science at University of Washington. Other noteworthy experiences include developing and directing educational “Music Camps”; serving for many years as the “shantyman” (work-song leader) aboard the square-rigged sailing vessel “Lady Washington”; ten years’ experience as a high-country wrangler; and working his way through college as an underground miner. He’s also worked as a 9-1-1 Emergency Dispatch Manager in Washington and Colorado and as a Disaster Recovery planner for Washington State Emergency Management