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Jim Thorpe's 137th Birthday

May 18, 2024

Jim Thorpe Memorial Monument

1 Joe Boyle Circle, Jim Thorpe, PA

10:30am - Smudge Ceremony

Native American ceremony honoring the memory of Jim Thorpe

11:00am - Olympic Torch Run

Local students conduct the Olympian Torch Run in honor of Jim Thorpe's Olympic achievements

Jim Thorpe Area High School Stadium

88 E 13th Street, Jim Thorpe, PA

11:30am - Olympic Medal Ceremony

12:00pm - Opening Ceremony

With Representative Doyle Heffley and other elected officals

12:30 – 4:00pm - Native American Festival

•    Elementary Track and Field Competition

•    Birthday Cake by CCTI students

•    Native American Dace & Song Demonstrations featuring Don Wild Eagle and Family, Medicine Horse Singers, Grey Cloud Singers, and Terry Strongheart

•    Life of Jim Thorpe Lecture

•    Food and Craft Vendors

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