TheReenactors.com’s historical news team was fortunate to learn more about Serenity Town, an Old West town created by Russ Bray (a.k.a. Rusty Nail) in his backyard on his property in Montana. Serenity Town is a living commitment to history, and Russ’ willingness to share his creation with others is a shining of example of true hospitality in the American West.
All pictures are of Serenity Town courtesy of Russ Bray.
TR: Can you describe Serenity Town?
RB: Serenity Town is a private location and we do not advertise to the general public, but everyone is welcome who knows about it by word of mouth or even Facebook for example. We are located just outside of Laurel, Montana.
TR: Do you have any upcoming events at Serenity Town?
RB: At the moment we are having a 4th of July Bar-B-Que/potluck event, but no other definite plans in the near future.
TR: Do you invite groups of reenactors to Serenity Town? What would a group need to do to have an event?
RB: All re-enactment groups are welcome to hold an event here, but due to parking availability, I recommend it not be advertised by newspaper or TV. Anyone can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested in meeting in Serenity Town.
TR: What makes Serenity Town special?
RB: Serenity Town originally started out as just a backyard interest of mine and has been added to over the years. This is sort of my “man cave” and I enjoy sharing it with friends. It is better suited for filming projects than public events, so re-enactors who would like to see themselves in films are welcome to use it.
TR: Where can people learn more about your location?
RB: You can find more on Serenity Town at www.serenitytown.webs.com.
A big thanks to Russ Bray for sharing his passion with TheReenactors.com. For those lacking energy or space to build your own backyard Old West town, then you can always follow Russ Bray at the Reenactors.com or www.serenitytown.webs.com to learn about his latest additions and projects.