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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Trails Center
 
Release Date: 02/22/11
Contacts: Lesley Collins    
  307-261-7603    

Trails Center Presents Quilting Program for Kids,
"Turkey Tracks and the Log Cabin: Quilting and Pioneer Life"


Erin Rose grew up watching her grandmother create beautiful quilts. Rose said that quilts provide a real connection to both family and history. “Quilting presented a way for me to get to know my grandmother,” said Rose, curator of education at Fort Caspar Museum.

Rose will present a quilting program for children at the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) National Historic Trails Interpretive Center (NHTIC) on March 5, from 10 to 11 a.m. The free program is recommended for children ages 5 to 12.

At the program, children will have the opportunity to learn about the history of quilts along with traditional quilting patterns. Children will also create their own patterns with paper and markers. The children’s patterns will decorate the Trails Center’s lobby.

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 mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.
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Trails Center   1501 North Poplar Street      Casper, WY 82601  

Last updated: 02-22-2011