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National Historic Trails Interpretive Center
Release Date: 06/30/09
Contacts: Lesley A. Collins 307-261-7603    

Trails Center Kicks Off Summer Evening Programs Series

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) National Historic Trails Interpretive Center (NHTIC) begins its summer evening program series with "Calamity Jane’s Story: The Truth, Mostly…"

Glenda Bell. Photo by Tessa Schweigert, Powell Tribune.

Glenda Bell. Photo by Tessa Schweigert, Powell Tribune.

The program, free and open to the public, will be held in the NHTIC theater on Saturday, July 11, at 7 p.m.

A legend of her own time, "Calamity Jane" is woven into the fabric of the American West. Everyone knows the name "Calamity Jane," but few know how Martha Jane became so famous.

Glenda Bell, of Powell, Wyo., who researched Martha Jane for the last 20 years has presented programs on Calamity Jane over 2,400 times throughout the United States. Her show is approximately one hour.

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

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 a.m. to 7 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: 06-30-2009