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Atlas Obscura: Oregon Trail Live

July 28, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Unearth forgotten stories, meet unexpected characters, and discover lost secrets along the Oregon Trail.

Saddle up! Oregon Trail Live is taking you on a journey down your favorite historic overland route. Hosts Kylie Holloway and Michael Salgarolo are two comedians and public historians who are obsessed with the weird, wacky, and often wild history of the Oregon Trail. On each show, they’ll bring you wild stories of the hidden locations, unexpected characters, and the forgotten, fascinating stories that definitely weren’t in your history books.

(Heads up pioneers, this experience is suitable for teens and above.)


Kylie Holloway is a performer and live events producer who uses comedy to celebrate the forgotten women of history and artists you should know about. She is an in-house producer at Caveat where she runs the Nevertheless She Existed live show and podcast as well as Ride or Die: Oregon Trail Live and Blood in the Water: Drag Queens and Scientists Roast Sharks. You can catch her onstage as Art Expert In-residence at Modern Whitney or as a tour guide at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and museums across the country. Follow her at @kylieholloway_

Michael Salgarolo is a PhD candidate in History at New York University and a former Big Onion Tour Guide. His expertise on the weird, wide, and often uncomfortable world of 19th century America has been featured on Inverse, Mental Floss, and Buzzfeed News. He has taken Amtrak across the United States from coast to coast on four separate occasions, and enjoys reading historical plaques on vacation. Follow him on twitter @mlsalgarolo


Once registered, you can access the Zoom room for this experience through your confirmation email or Eventbrite account.

This online experience is part of Atlas Obscura’s Wonder From Home initiative. At Atlas Obscura, our mission has always been to inspire wonder and curiosity about the incredible world we all share. Now, more than ever, there’s a need to stay connected—not only to our sense of wonder, but to each other. Follow and share the hashtag #wonderfromhome for inspiring stories, more incredible online experiences, and live streams with the Atlas Obscura community.