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Jul
25
Tue
The Trial of Tom Horn with John Davis @ Fremont County Library
Jul 25 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
The Trial of Tom Horn with John Davis @ Fremont County Library | Lander | Wyoming | United States

Join experienced attorney John Davis for The Trial of Tom Horn for an  examination of the conviction of Tom Horn.  Author Davis demonstrates how this trial marked a major milestone in the hard-fought battle against vigilantism in Wyoming and presents every twist and turn of a fascinating trial.  His account illuminates a larger narrative between the power of wealth and the forces of law order. Participants will come away with an understanding of what an enormous challenge to democracy vigilantism was in early Wyoming and how the fight against willful cattle barons shaped the history of the state.

Jul
26
Wed
The Trial of Tom Horn with John Davis @ Centennial Library
Jul 26 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
The Trial of Tom Horn with John Davis @ Centennial Library | Centennial | Wyoming | United States

Join experienced attorney John Davis for The Trial of Tom Horn for an examination of the conviction of Tom Horn. Author Davis demonstrates how this trial marked a major milestone in the hard-fought battle against vigilantism in Wyoming and presents every twist and turn of a fascinating trial. His account illuminates a larger narrative between the power of wealth and the forces of law order. Participants will come away with an understanding of what an enormous challenge to democracy vigilantism was in early Wyoming and how the fight against willful cattle barons shaped the history of the state.

Jul
27
Thu
The Trial of Tom Horn with John Davis @ Grand Encampment Museum
Jul 27 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
The Trial of Tom Horn with John Davis @ Grand Encampment Museum | Encampment | Wyoming | United States

Join experienced attorney John Davis for The Trial of Tom Horn for an examination of the conviction of Tom Horn. Author Davis demonstrates how this trial marked a major milestone in the hard-fought battle against vigilantism in Wyoming and presents every twist and turn of a fascinating trial. His account illuminates a larger narrative between the power of wealth and the forces of law order. Participants will come away with an understanding of what an enormous challenge to democracy vigilantism was in early Wyoming and how the fight against willful cattle barons shaped the history of the state.

Aug
1
Tue
The Age of Consequences @ Jackson Hole Center for the Arts
Aug 1 @ 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
The Age of Consequences @ Jackson Hole Center for the Arts | Jackson | Wyoming | United States

The Jackson Hole Center for Global Affairs presents
FILM SCREENING: The Age of Consequences
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
The Center Theater

Tickets: $12 (includes $2 Vendini processing fee)

7:00-8:30pm film screening
8:30 to 9:30pm panel discussion on National Security and Climate Change
moderated by David Wendt, President, Jackson Hole Center for Global Affairs. Panelists include Lt. General Dirk Jameson (Ret.), U.S. Air Force, Jared P. Scott, Writer & Director, Age of Consequences. Additional Speaker TBD.


FILM SYNOPSIS

The Hurt Locker meets An Inconvenient Truth, THE AGE OF CONSEQUENCES investigates the impacts of climate change on increased resource scarcity, migration, and conflict through the lens of US national security and global stability.

Through unflinching case-study analysis, distinguished admirals, generals and military veterans take us beyond the headlines of the conflict in Syria, the social unrest of the Arab Spring, the rise of radicalized groups like ISIS, and the European refugee crisis – and lay bare how climate change stressors interact with societal tensions, sparking conflict.

Whether a long-term vulnerability or sudden shock, the film unpacks how water and food shortages, drought, extreme weather, and sea-level rise function as ‘accelerants of instability’ and ‘catalysts for conflict’ in volatile regions of the world.

These Pentagon insiders make the compelling case that if we go on with business as usual, the consequences of climate change – waves of refugees, failed states, terrorism – will continue to grow in scale and frequency, with grave implications for peace and security in the 21st century.

The film’s unnerving assessment is by no means reason for fatalism – but instead a call to action to rethink how we use and produce energy.

As in any military defense and security strategy, time is our most precious resource.

Aug
5
Sat
Big Horn Folk Festival & Storytelling Circle @ Hot Springs State Park
Aug 5 – Aug 6 all-day
Big Horn Folk Festival & Storytelling Circle @ Hot Springs State Park | Thermopolis | Wyoming | United States

As a part of the Big Horn Folk Festival, Wyoming Humanities is proud to sponsor the Storytelling Circle.

Wyoming Storytelling Circle

Storytelling Circle will be open in the big tent Saturday and Sunday. There’s shade and chairs to sit a spell and enjoy a good old-fashioned story.

Storytelling Circle

Storytelling Circle will be open in the big tent Saturday and Sunday. There’s shade and chairs to sit a spell and enjoy a good old-fashioned story.

Storytelling is one of the oldest form of art — and one of the first to which we as children are exposed. Before the internet, television and radio, people told stories around campfires, on porches and anywhere where families or friends gathered. We still do — and we are celebrating storytelling in the Storytelling Tent and some of our good storytellers, ranging from tall tales to traditional stories!

Who Is Coming:

David Romtvedt, Buffalo

Marilyn Bratten, Thermopolis

Michelle King, Worland

Echo Roy Klaproth, Shoshoni, Wyoming poet laureate 2013-2014

Darrah Perez, Wind River Reservation

Catherine Ringler, Powell

Cameo appearances by:

Darrell Lonebear, Wind River Arapahoe, hand-drumming

Tom Lucas, Dubois

Ernie Marsh, Lovell

Miss V, the Gypsy Cowbelle, Thermopolis

Micah Schweizer, Laramie

Aug
10
Thu
John Wesley Powell, Myrtle and Me: Journeys on the Colorado River with Jessica Flock @ Grand Encampment Museum
Aug 10 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
John Wesley Powell, Myrtle and Me: Journeys on the Colorado River with Jessica Flock @ Grand Encampment Museum | Pine Bluffs | Wyoming | United States

Jessica chronicles John Wesley Powell’s expeditions on the Green and Colorado Rivers. She intertwines her own adventures on the Colorado River with other contemporary experiences on the river using historic documents and photographs as well as youtube videos in her presentation.

Flock holds an MA in Education from the University of Wyoming and has worked as a Substitute, ESL, Social Studies and Reading teacher and librarian in Albany County and the Cathedral Home in Laramie.  She is also a UNC Workshop facilitator.  She recently accepted the position of History Day Coordinator with the American Heritage Center at the University of Wyoming.

Aug
23
Wed
John Wesley Powell, Myrtle and Me: Journeys on the Colorado River with Jessica Flock @ Centennial Branch Library
Aug 23 @ 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
John Wesley Powell, Myrtle and Me: Journeys on the Colorado River with Jessica Flock @ Centennial Branch Library | Centennial | Wyoming | United States

Jessica chronicles John Wesley Powell’s expeditions on the Green and Colorado Rivers. She intertwines her own adventures on the Colorado River with other contemporary experiences on the river using historic documents and photographs as well as youtube videos in her presentation.

Flock holds an MA in Education from the University of Wyoming and has worked as a Substitute, ESL, Social Studies and Reading teacher and librarian in Albany County and the Cathedral Home in Laramie.  She is also a UNC Workshop facilitator.  She recently accepted the position of History Day Coordinator with the American Heritage Center at the University of Wyoming.

Aug
24
Thu
Kit Carson in Wyoming and the West with John D. Farr @ Grand Encampment Museum
Aug 24 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Kit” Carson, was a mountain man fur trapper, explorer, and military leader.   He did not read or write but spoke 12 languages, including Native American languages and is estimated to have traveled 50,000 miles on foot in the western territories.  Learn about the life and times of the famous but unknown “Kit” Carson which included California statehood, the Civil War, early western settlement and war with Mexico.

 

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