Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Wyoming State Museum Spring 2010 Lecture Series

Jan. 14--Military Sites in Wyoming, 1700-1920 by Dr. Mark Miller, WY State Archaeologist. Dr. Miller will provide a brief survey of sites that were used to prepare for or exectute armed warfare. Will cover current understanding of 6 different property types represented during this period.

Feb. 11--Remembering Sunrise Mine and Its Community: Portrait of a Company Town by Mary Humstone and Sophia beck, UW American Studies Program. Humstone and Beck will use photographs to present a history of Sunrise Mine, its community, the economic and social impact of Sunrise, as well as ethnic relations, living conditions, and daily life in Sunrise.

Mar. 11--Wyoming's Great Forest Fire Tragedy: The Blackwater Fire of 1937 by Karl Brauneis. The worst firefighting tragedy in Wyoming's history, the Blackwater Fire changed the way many fires are fought today. Brauneis will talk about the men who died, hnow they fought the fire, and what caused the blow-up.

Apr. 8 -- New York to Charleston on O2 by Mark And Ardath Junge. Mark and Ardath have made five trips throughout the U.S. on behalf of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Mark rides his bicycle while Ardath is Chief of Logistics. Slides and music highlight their Atlantic Seaboard journey.

May 13 -- My Horse, My Gun, My Libraries by Lynne Swanson. In character as mabel Wilkinson, Swanson describes some of the adventures and difficulties of bringing libraries to Platte County and to the rest of Wyoming in the early 1900s.

Lectures are not held in the summer months of June, July and August, but resume each September. For more information, call Sarah Logocki, Curator of Education at 307-777-7021.