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Release Date: 03/03/14
Contacts: Lesley A. Elser    

Trails Center Reschedules Needlework Demonstrations for March 22: Admission is Free

Members of the Casper Needle Guild will provide needlework demonstrations at the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center (NHTIC) on March 22 from 1 to 3 p.m.  Admission to the NHTIC will be free throughout the day.

Guild members will demonstrate a variety of needlework techniques, including: Regular embroidery, Brazilian embroidery, needle point, cross stich, crewel and Hardanger.

Two temporary exhibits, “Women of Courage” Quilt and “Plain and Fancy:  Art of the Needle” opened on March 1 and will run through April.

“Plain and Fancy:  Art of the Needle” was coordinated by the Casper Needle Guild, and curated by Sue Blakey, director of the Wyoming Fiber Trails Project, and Alex Rose, interpreter at the NHTIC.  The exhibit includes 55 pieces representing needlework techniques.  “Plain and Fancy” celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Casper Needle Guild, established in 1974.

For more information contact 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 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: 03-03-2014