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MR-50102-11
NEH on the Road: Farm Life
Erin Rose, Fort Caspar Museum Association

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From Buckboards to Flatbeds: Five Generations of Wyoming Ranching (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: From Buckboards to Flatbeds: Five Generations of Wyoming Ranching
Abstract: Trumbull discussed his family ties to teh ranching community in Natrona County. He is the great-great-grandson of Bryant B. Brooks, who eastablished ranches in teh area in the 1880s and served as Wyoming's governor from 1905-1911. Trumbull's presentation featured photographs, stories and artifacts from five generations about the Banner Ranch, the Buzzard Ranch and the V-V Ranch. Con Trumbull was born in Casper and continues to live at the Banner Ranch. He spent much of his childhood exploring and working with his grandfather on the ranch.
Author: Con Trumbull
Date: 04/09/2011
Location: Fort Caspar Museum, Casper, Wyoming

Hard Work and Big Music: Basque Immigrant Life in Northern Wyoming (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: Hard Work and Big Music: Basque Immigrant Life in Northern Wyoming
Abstract: David Romtvedt married into a Basque family and spent ten years as a sheep ranch hand. His presentation focused on his personal experience and daily life, from chores to the sharing of stories and music traditions. He teaches in the MFA program for writers at the University of Wyoming and served as the state's poet laureate. He is a receipient of a Wyoming Arts Coundil literature fellowship and the Wyoming Governor's Arts Award. He lives in Buffalo, Wyoming. He first came to Wyoming as a resident at the Ucross Foundation
Author: David Romtvedt
Date: 4/23/2011
Location: Fort Caspar Museum, Casper, Wyoming

A Day in the Life of Katie Keith (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: A Day in the Life of Katie Keith
Abstract: Families were invited to join Katie Keith for an informal presentation about life on a working ranch. During the 30-minute program, she discussed her duties on the family ranch and shared photographs from these activities. Katie is a thirteen year old student who is active in 4-H. She was recommended by staff at the Natrona County Cooperative Extension Office.
Author: Fort Caspar Museum
Date: 05/21/2011
Location: Fort Caspar Museum, Casper, Wyoming

From Pioneer Homesteads to 21st Century Energy Conservation (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: From Pioneer Homesteads to 21st Century Energy Conservation
Abstract: Donna Cuin, the Horticulture Specialist with the Natrona County Agricultural Extension Office, provided a hands-on program connection pioneer homesteads to 21st century energy conservation. She focused on the importance of wind breaks, historically and today. Program participants learned how to properly plant and care for a tree, and worked together to plant three new trees on the museum grounds. These trees replace a dead cottonwood on the grounds. FCM staff worked with the city's arborist to facilitate the hands-on activity
Author: Donna Cuin
Date: 05/21/2011
Location: Fort Caspar Museum, Casper, Wyoming

Farm and Ranch Life and Oral History in the Classroom (Course or Curricular Materials)
Title: Farm and Ranch Life and Oral History in the Classroom
Author: Teri Hedgpeth
Author: Martha Karavitis
Author: Erin Rose
Abstract: Fort Caspar Museum hosted a TEacher Workshop series in six classes during the month of April. FCM collaborated with the American History Cowbody Coalition (AHCC) with the Natrona County School District and the Western History Center (WHC) at Casper College. Drawing on inspiration from the exhibit, the workshop focused on strengthening knowledge of local history sources, agricultural and community history, demonstrating the basic principles of oral history as a primary source, strategies for conducting oral histories, and developing lessons that build on content knowledge through oral history. The AHCC arranged for two graduate credits through Adams State College in Colorado or credits with the Professional Training Standards Board in Wyoming. This workshop was open to K-12 teachers.
Year: 2011
Audience: K - 12


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