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Release Date: 02/01/12
Contacts: Lesley Collins    

National Historic Trails Interpretive Center Hosts
Candle Dipping Workshop

Experience pioneer chores first-hand by dipping your own set of candles at the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center (NHTIC). The NHTIC is holding a candle dipping workshop on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012.

“What we now think of as a craft was once a required chore. Nights, pre-electricity, would have been very dark without the candles we enjoy making today,” said Interpreter Liz Thyfault.

The family-friendly workshop will run from 10 to11 a.m. in the Edna Kennell Heritage Gallery. The cost is $2 per adult and children are free, but they must be accompanied by an adult willing to assist them.

Pre-registration is required. To sign up for the workshop, please call (307) 261-7780 and ask for Liz or Stacey. Space is limited to 30 participants. Materials will be provided.

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.

NHTIC   1501 North Poplar Street      Casper, WY 82601  

Last updated: 02-01-2012