U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
National Historic Trails Interpretive Center
|Release Date: 07/16/09|
Trails Center Announces Summer Evening Program: "Why We Took Off Our Corsets: Is There a Curious Connection Between Undergarments and Suffrage?"
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) National Historic Trails Interpretive Center (NHTIC) presents, "Why We Took Off Our Corsets: Is There a Curious Connection Between Undergarments and Suffrage?"
Melanie O’Hara will examine East Coast women who traveled west, settled, and in the process, declared their independence from undergarments that impeded their new-found freedoms.
O'Hara lives in Laramie and teaches English and Humanities at the Albany County branch of Laramie County Community College. She lectures frequently on Wyoming women and state architecture.
The presentation is part of the Wyoming Humanities Council’s 2009 Humanities Forum.
The program is also part of the NHTIC summer evening program series.
For more information contact Alex Rose at the NHTIC, (307) 261-7780.
The NHTIC is a public-private partnership between the BLM and the National Historic Trails Center Foundation. The Center is currently operating on summer hours, and is open daily, 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. In Fiscal Year (FY) 2011, recreational and other activities on BLM-managed land contributed more than $130 billion to the U.S. economy and supported more than 600,000 American jobs. The Bureau is also one of a handful of agencies that collects more revenue than it spends. In FY 2012, nearly $5.7 billion will be generated on lands managed by the BLM, which operates on a $1.1 billion budget. 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.
National Historic Trails Interpretive Center 1501 North Poplar Street Casper, WY 82601
|Last updated: 07-16-2009|
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