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National Historic Trails Interpretive Center
Release Date: 04/08/11
Contacts: Lesley A. Collins    

Trails Center Presents Program, "Meet the Quilters;"
Announces Free Day April 23

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) National Historic Trails Interpretive Center (NHTIC) will present a program entitled, “Meet the Quilters.”

The family-friendly program will take place April 23, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the Edna Kennell Heritage Gallery. The Trails Center is offering free admission on April 23. 

Yong Hui Torske, a quilting instructor at Casper College, and other quilters will demonstrate machine piecing and hand appliqué along with hand stitching. “This is a great opportunity to learn how quilts are put together,” said Alex Rose, an interpreter at the Trails Center. 

The educational program complements the Trails Center’s exhibit on quilts, “Warmth for the Body and Soul: Antique, Traditional and Artistic Quilts.” The exhibit will be displayed through April 30.

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 winter 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 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: 04-08-2011