Journey Stories, the 5th Smithsonian Institution Museum on Main Street traveling exhibit to tour Wyoming, will open on May 24th 2014 in Casper at the National Historic Trails Interpretative Center. Journey Stories examines the intersection between modes of travel and...
September 10, 2014 6:00 p.m. at the Gryphon Theatre in Laramie, Ignite Laramie takes off. If you missed the first event, Ignite Laramie is an engaging, fast-paced (5 minutes), multi-media talk with 20-slides automatically displaying behind the presenter. Topics this year...
Modern wars take place on such a large scale that one person’s experiences can seem lost in the numbers: 750,000 Union and Confederate dead in the Civil War; 85 million in uniform worldwide during World War II. Each returning veteran, however, comes home with his...
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Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, who outed himself as an undocumented immigrant in a groundbreaking essay published in The New York Times Magazine, is the speaker for an immigration symposium at the University of[...]
The Lights Go Out: World War I and American Culture While Americans fought only in the final 18 months of World War I, the battlefield conditions, appalling casualties, and the bitter debate over the peace[...]
Transhumance is the seasonal movement of livestock with their human herders, including camel herders in Mongolia, water buffalo tenders in India and goat herders in Spain. Cat Urbigkit will explore transhumance around the globe. Cat Urbigkit[...]