In celebration of Black History Month, the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center (NHTIC) has announced that a temporary exhibit will be on display during the month of February. The exhibit highlights the stories of African Americans that sought new opportunities by settling in what is now Wyoming.
Throughout history, the desire to escape prejudice and mistreatment has led people to relocate in search of a better life. African Americans often joined in the westward movement across the United States for this reason. From mountain men to teachers to business people, Wyoming’s history has been enriched by many black Americans.
“Images of Black Wyoming” is made available through the auspices of the University of Wyoming’s American Heritage Center. The American Heritage Center is the University of Wyoming’s repository of manuscripts, collections, rare books and the university archives.
The exhibit will premiere on February 2 and will be on display throughout the month of February. The NHTIC is open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. The exhibit is available for viewing during business hours.
For more information, please contact Shawn Wade at the NHTIC (307) 261-7780.
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.