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Release Date: 09/18/12
Contacts: Lesley A. Elser    

Casper Needle Guild Presents 10th Anniversary Quilt to the Trails Center

During the summer of 2012, the Casper Needle Guild and volunteers created a quilt that commemorates pioneer women and the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center’s (NHTIC) 10th anniversary celebration.

Trails Center 10th Anniversary quilt.
Trails Center’s 10th
Anniversary Quilt.
Over 100 visitors from throughout the United
States added stitches
to the quilt and signed
its borders.

On Sept. 25, at 2:00 p.m., the Casper Needle Guild, along with other volunteers, will present the quilt to the NHTIC, which will be displayed in the Trails Center’s lobby. The program is free to the public.

“It’s a tribute to pioneer women,” said Ellen Green, of the Casper Needle Guild. “When I was growing up in Casper, I used to think about the women, walking across half of the United States, or more, with their long dresses, and with boots that didn’t fit. They were heroines to me, those pioneer women.”

The quilt was constructed from 16 traditional quilt patterns that would have been popular from the mid-to-late 1800s.

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 Center is currently operating on off-season 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.

Trails Center   1501 North Poplar Street      Casper, WY 82601  

Last updated: 09-20-2012