U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
|Release Date: 07/08/11|
Trails Center presents Lost Heroes Art Quilt:
The National Historic Trails Interpretive Center (NHTIC) is proud to display the Lost Heroes Art Quilt on July 20-22. The quilt, which honors U.S. soldiers who have fallen in Iraq and Afghanistan, is currently on exhibition in state houses and museums throughout the United States.
The quilt features childhood photographs of fallen soldiers from all 50 states. Admission to view the quilt is free.
On July 21, at 7 p.m., the Trails Center will hold a free reception featuring Susi Miller, of Casper. The reception will include a documentary on the creation of the Lost Heroes Quilt, followed by a presentation by Susi Miller.
A photograph of Miller’s son, Army Private Scott Allan Miller, is represented in the quilt. Private Miller, a graduate of Natrona County High School, was killed in Iraq on June 9, 2007 by a sniper. He was 20 years old.
“The quilt honors those who gave all to the United State of America,” Miller said. “The soldiers gave every bit they had. The quilt immortalizes a human being, and puts a face to a soldier.”
The quilt has been exhibited throughout the United States over the last two years. During July, in Wyoming, the quilt will be displayed at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, the Wyoming Center at Cam-Plex in Gillette, and at the Wyoming State Capitol in Cheyenne.
For images of the quilt, and for artist and curator statements, please visit:
For more information about the Lost Heroes Quilt at the Trails Center and the reception, contact Alex Rose at (307) 261-7780.
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 summer hours, and is open daily, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 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.
Trails Center 1501 North Poplar Street Casper, WY 82601
|Last updated: 07-08-2011|
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