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April 23, 2009

Contact: 
    Lesley A. Collins, 
    307-261-7603

Trails Center Prepares for Summer 
with Extended Hours and Special Events

The National Historic Trails Interpretive Center (NHTIC) will return to summer hours on April 26, 2009. NHTIC will be open, seven days per week, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Saturday, October 10, 2009.

Special events coming up include:

  • June 13, 2009
    • The annual National Pony Express Association re-ride
  • July 4 through October 10, 2009
    • Special exhibits celebrating the Oregon Statehood Sesquicentennial and Casper’s 120th Birthday
  • Aug. 8-9, 2009
    • NHTIC 7th Anniversary celebration with free admission, special presentations, music, and temporary exhibits
  • Aug. 22, 2009
    • The National Historic Trails Center Foundation Celebrity Chef Cook-Off
  • Sept. 10-12
    • Outdoor Expo Days at the Casper Events Center and the NHTIC

Special new programs offered during the spring and summer include the Children’s History Club and Saturday Evening Speaker Series. Call the NHTIC for details and updates.

The NHTIC is a public-private partnership between the Bureau of Land Management and the National Historic Trails Center Foundation. For more information contact the NHTIC at (307) 261-7700.

The BLM manages more land - 258 million acres - than any other Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western States, including Alaska. The Bureau, with a budget of about $1 billion, also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM’s multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. The Bureau accomplishes this by managing such activities as outdoor recreation, livestock grazing, mineral development, and energy production, and by conserving natural, historical, cultural, and other resources on public lands.

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