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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Trails Center
 
Release Date: 09/12/13
Contacts: Lesley A. Elser    
  307-261-7603    

Trails Center Hosts Rug Braiding Workshop on Sept. 28


The National Historic Trails Interpretive Center (NHTIC) will host a wool rug braiding workshop on Sept. 28 from 10 to 2 p.m.  The workshop is sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Rug Braiders Guild and offers group instruction for students at various levels of braiding.

 Braided rugs by nationally recognized folk artist Norma Sturges. 
Braided rugs by nationally recognized folk artist Norma Sturges.
Instructors Beverly Sullivan and Lois Elliot will be traveling from Colorado to teach braiding basics at the Trails Center.  Registration is required and space is limited.  Workshop participation is free, but students must provide their own materials which may be purchased online from several different venders (the average starting prices range from $90 to $200).

Please call the Trails Center at (307) 261-7780 to register.

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 regular 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: 09-16-2013