Info Center Kicks Off Wyoming Wednesdays

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This display of buffalo artifacts served as a teaching tool for this year's first "Wyoming Wednesday" at the Information Center.  (Photo by Tracee Davis)
This display of buffalo artifacts served as a teaching tool for this year's first "Wyoming Wednesday" at the Information Center. (Photo by Tracee Davis)

The Wyoming Information Center, at the intersection of I-90 and 5th Street, is hoping to help longtime Sheridanites regain a fresh perspective on their hometown, and simultaneously make Wednesdays more than just “hump day.” Nancy Herdt, Welcome Center Specialist, invites history buffs, young and old to attend Wyoming Wednesdays for the next few months.

Each week, an area expert will give a one-hour presentation on unique attributes of the Sheridan Area. For example, this week, Sheridan County Museum Director, Nathan Doer, gave a lecture about the importance of the buffalo to Native Americans. Next week, Game and Fish Information Specialist and avid hide collector, Warren Mischke, will bring in his collection of furs and share fun facts about local wildlife, big and small. Hurdt says each weekly guest will emphasize a new facet of Wyoming.

Here's the full list of Wyoming Wednesday topics. Each will be presented at 10 a.m.:

June 12 – Nathan Doerr of the Sheridan County Museum on the importance of the buffalo to Native American life.

June 19 – Warren Mischke of Wyoming Game & Fish with his collection of animal pelts and talking about Wyoming wildlife.

June 26 – Cheri Jones from the U.S. Forest Service about the Bighorn Mountains. July 10 – Jennifer Meineke of the Story Fish Hatchery about all the fish happenings at the hatchery.

July 17 – Wayne Baumann, local historian, on the story of Buffalo Bill Cody.

July 24 – Sarah Ligocki from the Sheridan County Museum about life in the days of our mining towns.

July 31 – Joe LaForge, our wonderful Native American storyteller, interpreting legends and giving insight into the life, beliefs, and folkways of Native Americans in our area

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