U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
|Release Date: 02/22/11|
Trails Center Celebrates Women's History Month with Temporary Exhibit,
Quilts provide warmth for the body and soul. They are practical works of art, stitched with love.
The exhibit, which includes 40 quilts, opens March 1 and runs through April 30.
Yong Hui Torske is the coordinator of the exhibit. Torske is a Casper resident and quilting instructor at Casper College.
Pioneer women carefully sewed scraps of fabric and pieces of cloth to create quilts. Quilts provided warmth for their families. Quilt designs offered women a way to express themselves with color, cloth and shape.
“Every quilt has a story,” said Alex Rose, an interpreter at the Trails Center. “A quilt is a cultural document, just like a letter, photograph or newspaper. You not only learn about the maker, but the person it is made for. Each quilt in this exhibit has its own unique story for visitors to discover.”
For more information, contact Alex Rose at (307) 261-7700.
The NHTIC is a part of the BLM's National Landscape Conservation System (NLCS). The areas of the NLCS are specifically designed to conserve, protect and restore the exceptional scientific, natural, cultural, ecological, historical, and recreation values of these treasured landscapes.
The NHTIC is a public-private partnership between the BLM and the National Historic Trails Center Foundation. The facility is located at 1501 N. Poplar Street, Casper, Wyo. The Center is currently operating on winter hours, and is open Tuesday - Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30. 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. The BLM's multiple-use mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2012, activities on public lands generated $4.6 billion in revenue, much of which was shared with the States where the activities occurred. In addition, public lands contributed more than $112 billion to the U.S. economy and helped support more than 500,000 jobs.
Trails Center 1501 North Poplar Street Casper, WY 82601
|Last updated: 03-03-2011|
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