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National Historic Trails Interpretive Center
Release Date: 07/16/09
Contacts: Lesley A. Collins 307-261-7603    

Trails Center Announces Summer Evening Program: "Why We Took Off Our Corsets: Is There a Curious Connection Between Undergarments and Suffrage?"

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) National Historic Trails Interpretive Center (NHTIC) presents, "Why We Took Off Our Corsets: Is There a Curious Connection Between Undergarments and Suffrage?"

Melanie O'Hara.

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The presentation, free and open to the public, is 7 p.m., Saturday, July 25 at the NHTIC, 1501 N. Poplar St. in Casper, Wyo.

Melanie O’Hara will examine East Coast women who traveled west, settled, and in the process, declared their independence from undergarments that impeded their new-found freedoms.

O'Hara lives in Laramie and teaches English and Humanities at the Albany County branch of Laramie County Community College. She lectures frequently on Wyoming women and state architecture.

The presentation is part of the Wyoming Humanities Council’s 2009 Humanities Forum.

The program is also part of the NHTIC summer evening program series.

For more information contact Alex Rose at the NHTIC, (307) 261-7780.

The NHTIC is a public-private partnership between the BLM and the National Historic Trails Center Foundation. The Center is currently operating on summer hours, and is open daily, 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 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 mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

National Historic Trails Interpretive Center   1501 North Poplar Street      Casper, WY 82601  

Last updated: 07-16-2009