U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
|Release Date: 06/19/12|
Trails Center Presents 1800s Games Workshop
The National Historic Trails Interpretive Center (NHTIC) is celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Homestead Act with a series of family workshops.
The second in the series, 1800s Games, will take place on Wednesday, June 27, from 10 to 11a.m. Families are invited to the NHTIC to learn games played in the 1800s.
“Evenings on the plains were family times. Reading a book, singing, and playing board games were ways to pass time together,” says interpreter, Liz Thyfault.
Join our interpretive staff and learn to play the popular board games of Draughts, Fox & Geese, and Shut the Box. Shut the Box was a popular game played by sailors and trappers. “After learning the rules to the games, we will play and enjoy our time together,” says interpreter Stacey Moore.
Registration is required for workshop participation. Cost is $2 for adults. Children are free and must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited; to make reservations, or for more information call the NHTIC 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. 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: 06-19-2012|
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