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High Plains District
Release Date: 11/04/09
Contacts: Lesley A. Collins,    

Trails Center Offers Free Entrance and Public Presentations on Veterans Day

In observance of Veterans Day and Native American Heritage Month, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) National Historic Trails Interpretive Center (NHTIC) will host two free public presentations by Eastern Shoshone cultural interpreter Willie LeClair.

LeClair, a member of the Eastern Shoshone Tribe, will speak at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the NHTIC theater about the traditions of his people and the importance of the warrior in Shoshone culture.

“Native Americans are proud of their service to their country,” said Mike Abel, Director of the NHTIC. “On this day of reflection and gratitude we honor that service by considering that American veterans come from all racial and ethnic backgrounds, and they share a universal sense of duty that transcends all other human factors.”

Both presentations are free and open to the public. The entrance fee at the NHTIC will be waived for the visiting public on Wednesday, Nov. 11 in honor of all veterans.

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 NHTIC is open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday – Saturday.

BLM manages more land – 256 million acres – than any other Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western States, including Alaska. The Bureau, with a budget of about $1 billion, also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. 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.

High Plains District   2987 Prospector Drive      Casper, WY 82604  

Last updated: 11-04-2009