Gatchell To Host 'Cowboy Carnegies' Program Wednesday

What was once a Carnegie Library in Buffalo is curretly the main entrance to the Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum. Shown is the library around 1909, right after it was built. Image courtesy Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum.
What was once a Carnegie Library in Buffalo is curretly the main entrance to the Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum. Shown is the library around 1909, right after it was built. Image courtesy Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum.

The traveling exhibit of the same name will be on display at the museum through the month of June, and Andrea Graham will give a presentation about the exhibit and the libraries that were built throughout the state in the early 1900's.

Gatchell Museum Director Sylvia Bruner tells us more about the exhibit and tonight's program.

Bruner said the Carnegie libraries were built through the Andrew Carnegie Foundation.

Another interesting requirement for the local Carnegie Libraries is that it was a requirement to use local labor and to use local materials to build them, so they all are similar in appearance but also slightly unique, according to Bruner.

The program is sponsored by the Johnson County Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum and the Alliance For Historic Wyoming.

It is free and open for all to attend.

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