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
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
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.

 

Sep
14
Thu
The Wit of Will Rogers and the Woman Behind the With with the Maturies @ La-Grange Bear Creek Unity Library
Sep 14 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
The Wit of Will Rogers and the Woman Behind the With with the Maturies @ La-Grange Bear Creek Unity Library | La Grange | Wyoming | United States

Join Richard and Mary Maturi for The Wit of Will Rogers and the Woman Behind the Wit, Betty Rogers. Husband and wife authors Richard and Mary Maturi highlight the wit of Will Rogers and describe how his wife, Betty was the driving force behind Will’s wit and the family business. A discussion of Rogers’ insight into the human condition and problems of his day and how he became a master of communication. The presentation reveal just how much his insight is as applicable today as it was decades ago.

Sep
26
Tue
They Were Good Americans with Richard Maturi @ Goshen County Library
Sep 26 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
They Were Good Americans with Richard Maturi @ Goshen County Library  | Torrington | Wyoming | United States

Join Richard Maturi for “They Were Good Americans”, the true to life story of the Kipling’s Error B-17 crew during World War II.  Based on the World War II exploits of Captain Lloyd Brooks Mitchell, B-17 navigator and father of Dr. Brooks Mitchell, professor emeritus at the University of Wyoming Business School. Ride along with the crew of Kipling’s Error, the first B-17 crew to complete 25 successful combat missions and return to the states to train other airmen. The Kipling’s Error crew diaries form the basis of the program and provide insight into the sacrifices made by those who serve.

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