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Release Date: 05/30/12
Contacts: Lesley A. Elser    

Trails Center Presents Pioneer Scrapbooking Workshop

The National Historic Trails Interpretive Center (NHTIC) is celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Homestead Act with a series of family workshops. The first in the series, Pioneer Scrapbooking, will take place on Wednesday, June 13 from 10 to 11 a.m.

Join interpreters to create a homestead memory. Dress your family in 1860s clothing for a family photograph, then recycle materials to create a family scrapbook page. “Homesteaders recycled many materials for decorating their houses. Some even wall-papered with newspaper,” said interpreter Stacey Moore. “Family portraits were very important and would encourage the homesteaders to stay the course.”

Registration is required for workshop participation. The cost is $2 for adults. Children are free but must be accompanied by an adult. Call (307) 261-7780 to register. Numbers are limited.

The NHTIC first opened on August 9, 2002. The Trails Center will provide a series of programs and activities in celebration of its 10th anniversary throughout August 2012. For more information, contact Alex Rose at the NHTIC, (307) 261-7780.

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 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.

Trails Center   1501 North Poplar Street      Casper, WY 82601   

Last updated: 05-30-2012