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Release Date: 05/27/14
Contacts: Lesley A. Elser    

National Historic Trails Interpretive Center Celebrates Pioneer Days
Annual Reenactment Brings Pioneer History to Life

Watch soldiers perform drills, examine historic covered wagons, learn about pioneer handcarts and enjoy living history demonstrations during the annual Pioneer Days Reenactment at the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center (NHTIC).

 A covered wagon at Pioneer Days. 
A covered wagon at Pioneer Days.
Pioneer Days will take place June 14 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and June 15 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This family-friendly event is free and open to the public.

This year’s reenactment includes blacksmithing demonstrations, gold panning, Pony Express riders, frontier gambling, infantry and cavalry drills.

Other on-site activities include a reproduction tipi, frontier Army and Cavalry life, Dutch oven cooking, a replica 1841 mountain howitzer and pioneer life with wagons.

For more information, contact Jason Vlcan at (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, Wyoming.

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: 05-27-2014