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Christina Kreps, Ph.D.
Sasquatch, Bailey, Colorado, Sasquatch Outpost
The Sasquatch is incredibly popular in American society. This project explores the impact of the Sasquatch phenomenon on those that live in and visit Bailey, Colorado. It focuses on how the Sasquatch Outpost museum contributes to this impact, especially through outdoor activities, visiting the museum, visiting the Outpost general store, and the sharing of sighting stories. This work takes an in-depth look at the concept of the amateur museum, or micromuseum, and how it can contribute to the larger museum world, particularly through the ideas of Outsider Art and serious leisure. By evaluating the processes, exhibits, and procedures of the Sasquatch Outpost a clearer picture of current amateur museum practices can be drawn.
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Kepner, Carissa, "Looking Through the Trees: An Anthropologist, a Museum, and the Sasquatch" (2018). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1455.
Received from ProQuest