Crook Diorama to be Dedicated Saturday

Judy Slack showing Crook's Camp map. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Judy Slack showing Crook's Camp map. (Photo by Pat Blair)

Tom Warnke's diorama of Gen. Crook's 1876 camp in Sheridan will be dedicated on Saturday afternoon in the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library Wyoming Room.

The event will start at 4 o'clock at the library in Sheridan. Wyoming Room Director Judy Slack explains the significance of the date and time.

The diorama is on display now at the library, and is complete. The Wyoming Room director said the dedication will start with a welcome from Library Director Cameron Duff, then she will thank those who donated to the project. Local historian Jeff Prater will talk about the historic significance of Crook's stop here in Sheridan.

Also on the program, Warnke will discuss his diorama and how he built the scene, and Connie Robinson will talk about the mural she painted as a background. The Wyoming Room director said refreshments will be served. The room will be open to the public from 1 until 5 on Saturday afternoon. The diorama also can be viewed during regular library hours, which are, daily, from 9-5.

The Crook diorama is the 20th to be built by Warnke, who has also created dioramas for the Sheridan County Museum.

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