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National Historic Trails Interpretive Center
Release Date: 07/01/10
Contacts: Lesley A. Collins    

Trails Center Kicks off Summer Evening Programs with “A History of the Wild West”

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) National Historic Trails Interpretive Center (NHTIC) begins its summer evening program series at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 10, with a presentation titled “A History of the Wild West.” The one-hour program is free and open to the public.

“Buffalo Bill” Boycott will present a multi-media program that covers 4.5 billion years of Western history in 45 minutes. Boycott will utilize the fiddle, banjo, mandolin, guitar and vocals, and over 200 slides of historical paintings and photographs secured from museums and galleries throughout the West will be presented.

Topics include: Before the white man came, Lewis and Clark, the historic trails of the West, and Buffalo Bill.

Boycott has performed throughout the United States and has shared the stage with the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Riders in the Sky. Boycott lives in Lander, Wyo.

The program is supported in part by a grant from the Wyoming Arts Council through funding from the Wyoming State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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 from 8 a.m. to 5 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: 07-01-2010