Youth Pioneer Trail Trek
The National Historic Trails Interpretive Center (NHTIC) announces the opening of a new temporary exhibit titled “That’s The Way We Roll!” The exhibit opens to the public on Tuesday, January 8 and will be on display through Saturday, February 9.
This exhibit is the creation of several youth from Casper who participated in a pioneer trail trek hosted by NHTIC staff to engage youth with history on our national public lands.
The participants walked and rode in wagons along the historic overland trails from Sweetwater Station to South Pass, Wyoming. During this three-day, two-night journey, participants on the trail trek experienced the pioneer lifestyle, raised tipis, and witnessed the beauty of Wyoming landscapes. “Being able to share these moments and learn about the pioneers in a more informal way is just an amazing opportunity for so many of these youth. We are fortunate to be a part of this once in a lifetime experience,” said BLM interpreter Jason Vlcan.
The exhibit features beautiful photographs from the students with personal quotes and stories of the journey through their eyes. A special tree fort built by the youth participants will also be included in the exhibit and allows visitors an opportunity to climb in and out. “Once again the students did everything asked of them! The exhibit they have put together is a collaboration of beautiful photographs, journals and stories. You will not want to miss this opportunity to see what they have accomplished,” said BLM interpreter Stacey Moore.
For more information regarding the exhibit, please contact the NHTIC at (307) 261-7780.
Posted on: Friday February 01, 2019 @ 3:43 PM