A Smithsonian Museum on Main Street Exhibit
An exhibit exploring the forces and cultural elements that has affected our workforce over 150 years.
Homesteader Museum in Powell Wyoming until September 16th
Laramie County Library In Cheyenne Wyoming starting September 22nd
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When the death of Ursula Le Guin was announced in late January, social media recirculated a 1987 letter in which Le Guin declined to blurb a new anthology. “I cannot imagine myself,” she wrote, “blurbing a book, the first of the series, which not only contains no...read more
Over the past few months we have talked about dangers lurking on the internet. Big data and the rise of AI along with the existence of “fake” news are just a couple rising concerns on the internet. But did these topics change your online behavior? Probably not. If...read more
By Erin Pryor Ackerman As the year draws to a close, we here at Wyoming Humanities are reflecting on programs over the last year that have been particularly inspiring. Much of our programming in 2017 has been about empowering the people of Wyoming to share and...read more
On October 22 Andre Walker, a correspondent for the New York Observer, declared the death of libraries: “Nobody goes to libraries anymore. Close the public ones and put the books in schools.” Doubling down, Walker continued: “I know this makes Librarians angry but...read more
In last month’s newsletter, we explore the idea of “real” fake news versus partisan, media hype. We talked about the monetary drive for such exploitative websites and ended with a video that talked about the reach of sites like Facebook and Google. The result was a...read more
Early this year, we shared a story about the rise of “fake news.” The story led with the example of the Comet Ping Pong Pizzeria, highlighted the fact that we are not good at determining if headlines were accurate or truthful, and tried to show how certain places were...read more