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Release Date: 02/06/13
Contacts: Lesley A. Elser    

Trails Center Presents Program,"Everything You Wanted to Know About Pioneer
Clothing but Were Afraid to Ask"

Have you ever wondered what pioneers wore when they traveled West?

The National Historic Trails Interpretive Center (NHTIC) will present a program, “Everything you wanted to know about pioneer clothing but were afraid to ask." The program will take place on Feb. 23, at 11 a.m. The one-hour program is free and open to everyone.

Two living historians will focus on pioneer clothing from the early 1800s through 1880, and will discuss both inner and outer wear, as well as fabric styles.

For more information about the demonstration, contact Jason Vlcan at the NHTIC, (307) 261-7783.

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.

Trails Center   1501 North Poplar Street      Casper, WY 82601  

Last updated: 02-06-2013