Youth Trails Trek Summer 2019
CASPER, Wyo. – The National Historic Trails Interpretive Center (NHTIC) announces the opening of a new temporary exhibit titled “Wagons in the Dust.” The exhibit opens Tuesday, Jan. 9 and will be on display through Friday, Feb. 21.
The exhibit is the work of several students from Casper, who participated in a special pioneer trail trek hosted by the NHTIC, to engage youth on national public lands.
The participants both walked and rode in covered wagons along the historic pioneer trails from Sweetwater Station to South Pass, Wyoming. During this three-day, two-night journey, participants on the trail trek experienced the pioneer lifestyle.
“Watching the students work as a team, and bond together was enjoyable to witness. At times the journey was tough and uncomfortable, but the students persevered through the end,” said BLM interpreter Jason Vlcan.
The exhibit features artistic photographs taken by the students and personal quotes of their journey.
“The students did an amazing job of what was asked of them! They have put together a brilliant exhibit showcasing their diverse talents and treasures,” said BLM interpreter Stacey Moore.
For more information regarding the exhibit, please contact the NHTIC at (307) 261-7780.
The NHTIC is now free and current hours of operation are Tuesday – Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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.
Posted on: Friday January 17, 2020 @ 5:15 PM