Calendar

Feb
6
Mon
Ucross opens new exhibit @ Ucross Foundation Art Gallery
Feb 6 – May 12 all-day

UCROSS — The Ucross Foundation has opened a new show in its art gallery, “Views from Oregon: Sixteen artists.”

The show opened Feb. 6 and will run through May 12. A reception will take place April 22 from 4-6 p.m.

All 16 artists participating in the show are from Oregon and were artists in residence at Ucross between 2013-2016.

The Ucross Foundation Art Gallery is located at 30 Big Red Lane in Ucross.

Mar
8
Wed
Tickets for FAB Women’s Conference now on sale @ The Sheridan Press
Mar 8 – Apr 28 all-day

HERIDAN — The fifth annual FAB (For. About. By.) Women’s Conference will take place April 28 at the Sheridan College Edward A. Whitney Academic Center.

Tickets for the event are now on sale.

The conference, which will begin with registration at noon, will include a keynote presentation from Shelli Johnson.

Johnson is an entrepreneur, life and leadership coach, consultant and Epic adventure guide who has coached more than 130 individual leaders from throughout the U.S. in the last five years.

She lives in Lander with her husband and their three sons.

Johnson was recently featured in Prevention magazine.

Other sessions for the conference will focus on how to have difficult conversations in the workplace, navigating career transitions, suicide prevention training, how to create your own herb garden, maintaining passion in your relationships and how to create travel plans for memorable adventures.

Tickets for the event are $40 for the conference, which includes lunch and snacks, $30 for the FAB Woman of the Year banquet and $65 for both.

Tickets can be purchased at The Sheridan Press, 144 Grinnell St., or online at thesheridanpress.com/fab.

Mar
15
Wed
Brinton to open two exhibits next week @ Brinton Museum
Mar 15 – Apr 30 all-day

BIG HORN — The Brinton Museum will open two new shows next week.

The 12th Illustrator Show — The Art of John Potter will be on display in the Mars Reception Gallery.

In the S.K. Johnston Jr. Family Gallery, an exhibit entitled “Gollings & Kleiber: In the Classroom” will be on display.

Both exhibits will be on display from March 15 through April 30.

In addition to the show openings, Ken Schuster will present a gallery talk on the  “Gollings & Kleiber: In the Classroom” exhibit April 27 at 7 p.m.

The Brinton Museum is located at 239 Brinton Road in Big Horn.

Mar
29
Wed
Wuerker to host oil painting classes @ SAGE Community Arts
Mar 29 all-day

SHERIDAN — Local artist Jenny Wuerker will host a series of oil painting classes each Wednesday between March 15 and May 24.

The hands-on painting class will help attendees improve their skills, discover new techniques and learn to paint directly from observation.

All levels are welcome to attend the class, which costs $150 for SAGE Community Arts members and $175 for nonmembers.

To learn more about Wuerker and her art, see crazywomanfineart.com.

The classes will take place at SAGE Community Arts, located at 21 W. Brundage St.

To sign up, call 674-1970.

 
SC to host printmaking show @ Sheridan College.
Mar 29 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Whitney Center for the Arts will present master printmakers Catherine Chauvin and Fawn Atencio in their exhibition “Where Land and Water Always Meet.”

The work will be on display in the Edward A. Whitney Gallery at Sheridan College March 21 through April 13.

The gallery is free and open to the public 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The exhibition interprets public lands and altered bodies of water.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

Pizza for a Purpose to benefit Sheridan cat rescue @ Powder River Pizza and Pub
Mar 29 @ 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Powder River Pizza and Pub will host its next Pizza for a Purpose on Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The restaurant will donate 110 percent of its proceeds from that day to the Second Chance Sheridan Cat Rescue.

In addition, attendees can sign up to win gift certificates donated by local businesses every hour starting at noon.

The cat rescue will also accept donations of cat toys.

Powder River Pizza and Pub is located at 803 N. Main St.

YMCA to offer healthy back class @ YMCA
Mar 29 @ 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

SHERIDAN — Back pain plagues many people, from simple muscle pangs and posture-related soreness to more serious discomfort from injury. 

The YMCA will offer its Healthy Back program beginning March 13. The class will run through March 29 from 12:15-1:15 each Monday and Wednesday. It will take place in the upstairs Mind/Body Center at the YMCA.

The program was designed by medical professionals to help individuals strengthen their backs.

“The Healthy Back Class is preventative in nature, and consists of relaxation, stretching and gentle muscle strengthening exercises,” said Diane Ballek, instructor of the class. “Program participants will gradually learn a sequence of 15 simple, but effective exercises that can be done daily at home.”

The Healthy Back class is free to all members of the community and the class is limited to 15 participants. Interested individuals must sign up by calling the YMCA at 674-7488.

The YMCA is located at 417 N. Jefferson St.

Mining community picnic planned @ The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Mar 29 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

SHERIDAN — Descendants of the mining communities north of Sheridan that flourished in the first half of the 20th century are invited to attend a meeting to plan for the second annual picnic. 

The organizational meeting will take place at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library in an upstairs meeting room on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. 

The first revival of the traditional picnic occurred in 2016. The next picnic will occur July 30 at the Pine Island Campground in the Bighorn Mountains at 11 a.m. 

For more information call Nancy Herdt 737-2388 or email nkwh.51@gmail.com.

The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library is located at 335 W. Alger St.

‘Cowboy Carnegies’ on display at Fulmer through April @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Mar 29 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Alliance for Historic Wyoming is celebrating historic Carnegie library buildings in Wyoming with the traveling exhibit “Cowboy Carnegies.”  The exhibit will be on display at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library through the month of April. 

The exhibit consists of five panels detailing the history and architecture of Wyoming’s 16 Carnegie libraries.

In conjunction with the exhibit, on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., Carly-Ann Anderson, executive director of the Alliance for Historic Wyoming, will give a presentation on the history of Carnegie libraries in Wyoming. The presentation will be in the Inner Circle of the library and is free and open to the public.

“The community dedication shown by the construction and continued maintenance of Carnegie library buildings should not be forgotten,” Anderson said. “Like school buildings, churches and neighborhoods, Wyoming’s Carnegie libraries are architectural gems and community landmarks.”

Libraries in Sheridan date back to 1883. The city’s founder, John D. Loucks, opened a small library in the upstairs of a small building downtown. Sheridan City Library followed this original library, opening in 1903. In 1904, the Sheridan City Library applied for and received a $12,500 grant from the Carnegie Public Library fund. President of the Sheridan Commercial Club Edward Gillett was the correspondent to Andrew Carnegie.

In a letter dated April 1904 in response to the reception of the grant, Gillett mentions that the selected site for the new library was very close to the center of town. This detail is particular interesting because it upholds the value that libraries, particularly libraries in Andrew Carnegie’s vision, should be at the physical and ideological center of a community. The new Sheridan Carnegie Public Library opened Aug. 1, 1905.

Sheridan’s Carnegie library was demolished in 1974 after the new Sheridan Margaret S. Fulmer Memorial Public Library opened. Harry B. Fulmer pledged $300,000 to the construction and it was dedicated to his late wife.

Carnegie libraries were so named because of the philanthropic generosity of Andrew Carnegie. Carnegie funded the construction of 1,689 libraries across the country between 1889 and 1919 through construction grants to communities large and small. Wyoming had 16 Carnegie libraries, built between 1899 and 1917, a remarkable number for a state with a small and dispersed population. Today, just 10 Carnegie libraries remain standing and five are still used as libraries. Carnegie libraries represent a fascinating era in community development in the U.S., when philanthropic funds and local initiatives combined to create free public libraries that became centers of community learning and gathering.

The Cowboy Carnegies campaign is part of the AHW’s “This Place Matters” program, highlighting the importance of preserving historic buildings and oral history accounts of historic places and spaces in Wyoming. The exhibit is sponsored in part by a grant from the Wyoming Humanities Council.

The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library is located at 335 W. Alger St. 

Tanya Tucker to perform at WYO Theater @ The WYO Theater
Mar 29 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

SHERIDAN — Music legend Tanya Tucker will perform in concert at the WYO Theater March 29 at 7:30 p.m.

Tucker has made her mark on country music, inspiring many female artists who still top the charts today. 

Tickets for the main floor cost $50 while tickets in the balcony cost $45 apiece. Tickets can be purchased through the WYO Theater box office, by calling 672-9084 or online at wyotheater.com.

For more information, see the WYO Theater website. The WYO Theater is located at 42 N. Main St.

SC to host hypnotist Wednesday @ Sheridan College
Mar 29 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Whitney Center for the Arts will host hypnotist chrisjones Wednesday at 9 p.m.

chrisjones has been taking his hypnosis show to high schools and universities across the country.

His hypnosis show allows students to become part of the act.

Tickets for the event are $5 per person and available through the WYO Theater or at the door.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

Mar
30
Thu
SC to host printmaking show @ Sheridan College.
Mar 30 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Whitney Center for the Arts will present master printmakers Catherine Chauvin and Fawn Atencio in their exhibition “Where Land and Water Always Meet.”

The work will be on display in the Edward A. Whitney Gallery at Sheridan College March 21 through April 13.

The gallery is free and open to the public 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The exhibition interprets public lands and altered bodies of water.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

Church to offer ‘Christ in the Passover’ presentation @ First United Methodist Church
Mar 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Samuel Rood of Jews for Jesus will re-create the traditional Passover service and explain how it foreshadowed Jesus’ death and resurrection in a presentation called “Christ in the Passover” at First United Methodist Church on Thursday at 7 p.m.

Rood will set a table with items traditionally used at the Passover meal and detail their spiritual significance.

He will also explain the connection between the events of the first Passover in Egypt and the redemption that Jesus accomplished, as well as the deep bond between the ancient Passover feast and the Christian communion celebration today. 

Jews for Jesus has presented “Christ in the Passover” at more than 38,000 churches. Rood will also answer questions after the presentation. 

Call 672-9779 for more information.

There is no admission charge for the event; a love offering will be received.

First United Methodist Church is located at 215 W. Works St. in Sheridan.

 
Sheridan’s historic places, spaces to be highlighted in program @ Sheridan Inn
Mar 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Alliance for Historic Wyoming will host a community conversation about Sheridan’s historic places and spaces and why they matter to the community. 

The presentation, which is free and open to the public, will take place at the Historic Sheridan Inn on Thursday from 7-9 p.m.

The presentation will include Lesley Gilmore, a preservation architect with CTA Architects, who has done multiple projects in Sheridan. Representatives from the AHW will also speak about the importance of historic places and spaces.

In addition to the presentation, representatives from AHW and Wyoming State Historic Preservation Office will attend meetings this week with city and county officials, local nonprofits and business owners to discuss historic preservation’s affect on economic development and tourism.

The Sheridan Inn is located at 856 Broadway St.

Mar
31
Fri
SC to host printmaking show @ Sheridan College.
Mar 31 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Whitney Center for the Arts will present master printmakers Catherine Chauvin and Fawn Atencio in their exhibition “Where Land and Water Always Meet.”

The work will be on display in the Edward A. Whitney Gallery at Sheridan College March 21 through April 13.

The gallery is free and open to the public 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The exhibition interprets public lands and altered bodies of water.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

Apr
1
Sat
Republican Women offering scholarship @ Republican Women of Sheridan County
Apr 1 all-day

SHERIDAN — The Republican Women of Sheridan County are currently seeking applicants for a college scholarship program, according to Melinda Brennan, scholarship chairwoman. 

 One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a registered female Republican who is a Sheridan County resident, at least 18 years old and planning to attend a junior college, college, university or vocational trade school beginning in the summer or fall session of 2017.  

The deadline for the application is April 1.

Interested applicants should see sheridanrepublicanwomen.com for detailed information and application materials. 

Questions concerning the application process may be directed to Brennan at msb4968@hotmail.com or 763-6054.

Get Out and Shop set for Saturday @ The Sheridan Wesleyan Church
Apr 1 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The ninth annual Get Out and Shop event will take place Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Wesleyan Church in Sheridan. 

Get Out and Shop features nearly 40 vendors offering all types of goods and services. There is no charge for admission to the event. 

Proceeds of the booth rentals benefit educational projects of PEO International. For more information about Get Out and Shop, see the website at getoutandshopwy.com or on facebook/getoutandshop. 

The Sheridan Wesleyan Church is located at  404 W. Brundage Lane.

Apr
2
Sun
Beloved ‘Frog and Toad’ coming to the WYO Theater @ WYO Theater
Apr 2 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will host a production of “A Year with Frog and Toad” on Sunday at 5 p.m.

Based on Arnold Lobel’s well-loved books, the jazzy, upbeat score bubbles with melody. Part vaudeville and part make-believe, “A Year with Frog and Toad” tells the story of a friendship that endures.

This whimsical show follows two great friends — the cheerful, popular Frog, and the rather grumpy Toad — through four fun-filled seasons. 

Tickets cost $17 for adults, $10 for students and $12.50 for seniors and military members. Tickets can be purchased online at wyotheater.com, at the theater’s box office or by phone at 672-9084.

The WYO Theater is located at 42 N. Main St. in downtown Sheridan.

 
Apr
3
Mon
SC to host printmaking show @ Sheridan College.
Apr 3 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Whitney Center for the Arts will present master printmakers Catherine Chauvin and Fawn Atencio in their exhibition “Where Land and Water Always Meet.”

The work will be on display in the Edward A. Whitney Gallery at Sheridan College March 21 through April 13.

The gallery is free and open to the public 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The exhibition interprets public lands and altered bodies of water.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

Apr
4
Tue
SC to host printmaking show @ Sheridan College.
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Whitney Center for the Arts will present master printmakers Catherine Chauvin and Fawn Atencio in their exhibition “Where Land and Water Always Meet.”

The work will be on display in the Edward A. Whitney Gallery at Sheridan College March 21 through April 13.

The gallery is free and open to the public 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The exhibition interprets public lands and altered bodies of water.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

Apr
5
Wed
Wuerker to host oil painting classes @ SAGE Community Arts
Apr 5 all-day

SHERIDAN — Local artist Jenny Wuerker will host a series of oil painting classes each Wednesday between March 15 and May 24.

The hands-on painting class will help attendees improve their skills, discover new techniques and learn to paint directly from observation.

All levels are welcome to attend the class, which costs $150 for SAGE Community Arts members and $175 for nonmembers.

To learn more about Wuerker and her art, see crazywomanfineart.com.

The classes will take place at SAGE Community Arts, located at 21 W. Brundage St.

To sign up, call 674-1970.

 
SC to host printmaking show @ Sheridan College.
Apr 5 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Whitney Center for the Arts will present master printmakers Catherine Chauvin and Fawn Atencio in their exhibition “Where Land and Water Always Meet.”

The work will be on display in the Edward A. Whitney Gallery at Sheridan College March 21 through April 13.

The gallery is free and open to the public 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The exhibition interprets public lands and altered bodies of water.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

Apr
6
Thu
SC to host printmaking show @ Sheridan College.
Apr 6 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Whitney Center for the Arts will present master printmakers Catherine Chauvin and Fawn Atencio in their exhibition “Where Land and Water Always Meet.”

The work will be on display in the Edward A. Whitney Gallery at Sheridan College March 21 through April 13.

The gallery is free and open to the public 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The exhibition interprets public lands and altered bodies of water.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

Apr
7
Fri
SC to host printmaking show @ Sheridan College.
Apr 7 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Whitney Center for the Arts will present master printmakers Catherine Chauvin and Fawn Atencio in their exhibition “Where Land and Water Always Meet.”

The work will be on display in the Edward A. Whitney Gallery at Sheridan College March 21 through April 13.

The gallery is free and open to the public 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The exhibition interprets public lands and altered bodies of water.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

Apr
10
Mon
SC to host printmaking show @ Sheridan College.
Apr 10 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Whitney Center for the Arts will present master printmakers Catherine Chauvin and Fawn Atencio in their exhibition “Where Land and Water Always Meet.”

The work will be on display in the Edward A. Whitney Gallery at Sheridan College March 21 through April 13.

The gallery is free and open to the public 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The exhibition interprets public lands and altered bodies of water.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

Feb
6
Mon
Ucross opens new exhibit @ Ucross Foundation Art Gallery
Feb 6 – May 12 all-day

UCROSS — The Ucross Foundation has opened a new show in its art gallery, “Views from Oregon: Sixteen artists.”

The show opened Feb. 6 and will run through May 12. A reception will take place April 22 from 4-6 p.m.

All 16 artists participating in the show are from Oregon and were artists in residence at Ucross between 2013-2016.

The Ucross Foundation Art Gallery is located at 30 Big Red Lane in Ucross.

Mar
8
Wed
Tickets for FAB Women’s Conference now on sale @ The Sheridan Press
Mar 8 – Apr 28 all-day

HERIDAN — The fifth annual FAB (For. About. By.) Women’s Conference will take place April 28 at the Sheridan College Edward A. Whitney Academic Center.

Tickets for the event are now on sale.

The conference, which will begin with registration at noon, will include a keynote presentation from Shelli Johnson.

Johnson is an entrepreneur, life and leadership coach, consultant and Epic adventure guide who has coached more than 130 individual leaders from throughout the U.S. in the last five years.

She lives in Lander with her husband and their three sons.

Johnson was recently featured in Prevention magazine.

Other sessions for the conference will focus on how to have difficult conversations in the workplace, navigating career transitions, suicide prevention training, how to create your own herb garden, maintaining passion in your relationships and how to create travel plans for memorable adventures.

Tickets for the event are $40 for the conference, which includes lunch and snacks, $30 for the FAB Woman of the Year banquet and $65 for both.

Tickets can be purchased at The Sheridan Press, 144 Grinnell St., or online at thesheridanpress.com/fab.

Mar
15
Wed
Brinton to open two exhibits next week @ Brinton Museum
Mar 15 – Apr 30 all-day

BIG HORN — The Brinton Museum will open two new shows next week.

The 12th Illustrator Show — The Art of John Potter will be on display in the Mars Reception Gallery.

In the S.K. Johnston Jr. Family Gallery, an exhibit entitled “Gollings & Kleiber: In the Classroom” will be on display.

Both exhibits will be on display from March 15 through April 30.

In addition to the show openings, Ken Schuster will present a gallery talk on the  “Gollings & Kleiber: In the Classroom” exhibit April 27 at 7 p.m.

The Brinton Museum is located at 239 Brinton Road in Big Horn.

Mar
29
Wed
Wuerker to host oil painting classes @ SAGE Community Arts
Mar 29 all-day

SHERIDAN — Local artist Jenny Wuerker will host a series of oil painting classes each Wednesday between March 15 and May 24.

The hands-on painting class will help attendees improve their skills, discover new techniques and learn to paint directly from observation.

All levels are welcome to attend the class, which costs $150 for SAGE Community Arts members and $175 for nonmembers.

To learn more about Wuerker and her art, see crazywomanfineart.com.

The classes will take place at SAGE Community Arts, located at 21 W. Brundage St.

To sign up, call 674-1970.

 
SC to host printmaking show @ Sheridan College.
Mar 29 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Whitney Center for the Arts will present master printmakers Catherine Chauvin and Fawn Atencio in their exhibition “Where Land and Water Always Meet.”

The work will be on display in the Edward A. Whitney Gallery at Sheridan College March 21 through April 13.

The gallery is free and open to the public 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The exhibition interprets public lands and altered bodies of water.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

Pizza for a Purpose to benefit Sheridan cat rescue @ Powder River Pizza and Pub
Mar 29 @ 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Powder River Pizza and Pub will host its next Pizza for a Purpose on Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The restaurant will donate 110 percent of its proceeds from that day to the Second Chance Sheridan Cat Rescue.

In addition, attendees can sign up to win gift certificates donated by local businesses every hour starting at noon.

The cat rescue will also accept donations of cat toys.

Powder River Pizza and Pub is located at 803 N. Main St.

YMCA to offer healthy back class @ YMCA
Mar 29 @ 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

SHERIDAN — Back pain plagues many people, from simple muscle pangs and posture-related soreness to more serious discomfort from injury. 

The YMCA will offer its Healthy Back program beginning March 13. The class will run through March 29 from 12:15-1:15 each Monday and Wednesday. It will take place in the upstairs Mind/Body Center at the YMCA.

The program was designed by medical professionals to help individuals strengthen their backs.

“The Healthy Back Class is preventative in nature, and consists of relaxation, stretching and gentle muscle strengthening exercises,” said Diane Ballek, instructor of the class. “Program participants will gradually learn a sequence of 15 simple, but effective exercises that can be done daily at home.”

The Healthy Back class is free to all members of the community and the class is limited to 15 participants. Interested individuals must sign up by calling the YMCA at 674-7488.

The YMCA is located at 417 N. Jefferson St.

Mining community picnic planned @ The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Mar 29 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

SHERIDAN — Descendants of the mining communities north of Sheridan that flourished in the first half of the 20th century are invited to attend a meeting to plan for the second annual picnic. 

The organizational meeting will take place at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library in an upstairs meeting room on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. 

The first revival of the traditional picnic occurred in 2016. The next picnic will occur July 30 at the Pine Island Campground in the Bighorn Mountains at 11 a.m. 

For more information call Nancy Herdt 737-2388 or email nkwh.51@gmail.com.

The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library is located at 335 W. Alger St.

‘Cowboy Carnegies’ on display at Fulmer through April @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Mar 29 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Alliance for Historic Wyoming is celebrating historic Carnegie library buildings in Wyoming with the traveling exhibit “Cowboy Carnegies.”  The exhibit will be on display at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library through the month of April. 

The exhibit consists of five panels detailing the history and architecture of Wyoming’s 16 Carnegie libraries.

In conjunction with the exhibit, on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., Carly-Ann Anderson, executive director of the Alliance for Historic Wyoming, will give a presentation on the history of Carnegie libraries in Wyoming. The presentation will be in the Inner Circle of the library and is free and open to the public.

“The community dedication shown by the construction and continued maintenance of Carnegie library buildings should not be forgotten,” Anderson said. “Like school buildings, churches and neighborhoods, Wyoming’s Carnegie libraries are architectural gems and community landmarks.”

Libraries in Sheridan date back to 1883. The city’s founder, John D. Loucks, opened a small library in the upstairs of a small building downtown. Sheridan City Library followed this original library, opening in 1903. In 1904, the Sheridan City Library applied for and received a $12,500 grant from the Carnegie Public Library fund. President of the Sheridan Commercial Club Edward Gillett was the correspondent to Andrew Carnegie.

In a letter dated April 1904 in response to the reception of the grant, Gillett mentions that the selected site for the new library was very close to the center of town. This detail is particular interesting because it upholds the value that libraries, particularly libraries in Andrew Carnegie’s vision, should be at the physical and ideological center of a community. The new Sheridan Carnegie Public Library opened Aug. 1, 1905.

Sheridan’s Carnegie library was demolished in 1974 after the new Sheridan Margaret S. Fulmer Memorial Public Library opened. Harry B. Fulmer pledged $300,000 to the construction and it was dedicated to his late wife.

Carnegie libraries were so named because of the philanthropic generosity of Andrew Carnegie. Carnegie funded the construction of 1,689 libraries across the country between 1889 and 1919 through construction grants to communities large and small. Wyoming had 16 Carnegie libraries, built between 1899 and 1917, a remarkable number for a state with a small and dispersed population. Today, just 10 Carnegie libraries remain standing and five are still used as libraries. Carnegie libraries represent a fascinating era in community development in the U.S., when philanthropic funds and local initiatives combined to create free public libraries that became centers of community learning and gathering.

The Cowboy Carnegies campaign is part of the AHW’s “This Place Matters” program, highlighting the importance of preserving historic buildings and oral history accounts of historic places and spaces in Wyoming. The exhibit is sponsored in part by a grant from the Wyoming Humanities Council.

The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library is located at 335 W. Alger St. 

Tanya Tucker to perform at WYO Theater @ The WYO Theater
Mar 29 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

SHERIDAN — Music legend Tanya Tucker will perform in concert at the WYO Theater March 29 at 7:30 p.m.

Tucker has made her mark on country music, inspiring many female artists who still top the charts today. 

Tickets for the main floor cost $50 while tickets in the balcony cost $45 apiece. Tickets can be purchased through the WYO Theater box office, by calling 672-9084 or online at wyotheater.com.

For more information, see the WYO Theater website. The WYO Theater is located at 42 N. Main St.

SC to host hypnotist Wednesday @ Sheridan College
Mar 29 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Whitney Center for the Arts will host hypnotist chrisjones Wednesday at 9 p.m.

chrisjones has been taking his hypnosis show to high schools and universities across the country.

His hypnosis show allows students to become part of the act.

Tickets for the event are $5 per person and available through the WYO Theater or at the door.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

Mar
30
Thu
SC to host printmaking show @ Sheridan College.
Mar 30 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Whitney Center for the Arts will present master printmakers Catherine Chauvin and Fawn Atencio in their exhibition “Where Land and Water Always Meet.”

The work will be on display in the Edward A. Whitney Gallery at Sheridan College March 21 through April 13.

The gallery is free and open to the public 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The exhibition interprets public lands and altered bodies of water.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

Church to offer ‘Christ in the Passover’ presentation @ First United Methodist Church
Mar 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Samuel Rood of Jews for Jesus will re-create the traditional Passover service and explain how it foreshadowed Jesus’ death and resurrection in a presentation called “Christ in the Passover” at First United Methodist Church on Thursday at 7 p.m.

Rood will set a table with items traditionally used at the Passover meal and detail their spiritual significance.

He will also explain the connection between the events of the first Passover in Egypt and the redemption that Jesus accomplished, as well as the deep bond between the ancient Passover feast and the Christian communion celebration today. 

Jews for Jesus has presented “Christ in the Passover” at more than 38,000 churches. Rood will also answer questions after the presentation. 

Call 672-9779 for more information.

There is no admission charge for the event; a love offering will be received.

First United Methodist Church is located at 215 W. Works St. in Sheridan.

 
Sheridan’s historic places, spaces to be highlighted in program @ Sheridan Inn
Mar 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Alliance for Historic Wyoming will host a community conversation about Sheridan’s historic places and spaces and why they matter to the community. 

The presentation, which is free and open to the public, will take place at the Historic Sheridan Inn on Thursday from 7-9 p.m.

The presentation will include Lesley Gilmore, a preservation architect with CTA Architects, who has done multiple projects in Sheridan. Representatives from the AHW will also speak about the importance of historic places and spaces.

In addition to the presentation, representatives from AHW and Wyoming State Historic Preservation Office will attend meetings this week with city and county officials, local nonprofits and business owners to discuss historic preservation’s affect on economic development and tourism.

The Sheridan Inn is located at 856 Broadway St.

Mar
31
Fri
SC to host printmaking show @ Sheridan College.
Mar 31 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Whitney Center for the Arts will present master printmakers Catherine Chauvin and Fawn Atencio in their exhibition “Where Land and Water Always Meet.”

The work will be on display in the Edward A. Whitney Gallery at Sheridan College March 21 through April 13.

The gallery is free and open to the public 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The exhibition interprets public lands and altered bodies of water.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

Apr
1
Sat
Republican Women offering scholarship @ Republican Women of Sheridan County
Apr 1 all-day

SHERIDAN — The Republican Women of Sheridan County are currently seeking applicants for a college scholarship program, according to Melinda Brennan, scholarship chairwoman. 

 One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a registered female Republican who is a Sheridan County resident, at least 18 years old and planning to attend a junior college, college, university or vocational trade school beginning in the summer or fall session of 2017.  

The deadline for the application is April 1.

Interested applicants should see sheridanrepublicanwomen.com for detailed information and application materials. 

Questions concerning the application process may be directed to Brennan at msb4968@hotmail.com or 763-6054.

Get Out and Shop set for Saturday @ The Sheridan Wesleyan Church
Apr 1 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The ninth annual Get Out and Shop event will take place Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Wesleyan Church in Sheridan. 

Get Out and Shop features nearly 40 vendors offering all types of goods and services. There is no charge for admission to the event. 

Proceeds of the booth rentals benefit educational projects of PEO International. For more information about Get Out and Shop, see the website at getoutandshopwy.com or on facebook/getoutandshop. 

The Sheridan Wesleyan Church is located at  404 W. Brundage Lane.

Apr
2
Sun
Beloved ‘Frog and Toad’ coming to the WYO Theater @ WYO Theater
Apr 2 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will host a production of “A Year with Frog and Toad” on Sunday at 5 p.m.

Based on Arnold Lobel’s well-loved books, the jazzy, upbeat score bubbles with melody. Part vaudeville and part make-believe, “A Year with Frog and Toad” tells the story of a friendship that endures.

This whimsical show follows two great friends — the cheerful, popular Frog, and the rather grumpy Toad — through four fun-filled seasons. 

Tickets cost $17 for adults, $10 for students and $12.50 for seniors and military members. Tickets can be purchased online at wyotheater.com, at the theater’s box office or by phone at 672-9084.

The WYO Theater is located at 42 N. Main St. in downtown Sheridan.

 
Apr
3
Mon
SC to host printmaking show @ Sheridan College.
Apr 3 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Whitney Center for the Arts will present master printmakers Catherine Chauvin and Fawn Atencio in their exhibition “Where Land and Water Always Meet.”

The work will be on display in the Edward A. Whitney Gallery at Sheridan College March 21 through April 13.

The gallery is free and open to the public 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The exhibition interprets public lands and altered bodies of water.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

Apr
4
Tue
SC to host printmaking show @ Sheridan College.
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Whitney Center for the Arts will present master printmakers Catherine Chauvin and Fawn Atencio in their exhibition “Where Land and Water Always Meet.”

The work will be on display in the Edward A. Whitney Gallery at Sheridan College March 21 through April 13.

The gallery is free and open to the public 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The exhibition interprets public lands and altered bodies of water.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

Apr
5
Wed
Wuerker to host oil painting classes @ SAGE Community Arts
Apr 5 all-day

SHERIDAN — Local artist Jenny Wuerker will host a series of oil painting classes each Wednesday between March 15 and May 24.

The hands-on painting class will help attendees improve their skills, discover new techniques and learn to paint directly from observation.

All levels are welcome to attend the class, which costs $150 for SAGE Community Arts members and $175 for nonmembers.

To learn more about Wuerker and her art, see crazywomanfineart.com.

The classes will take place at SAGE Community Arts, located at 21 W. Brundage St.

To sign up, call 674-1970.

 
SC to host printmaking show @ Sheridan College.
Apr 5 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Whitney Center for the Arts will present master printmakers Catherine Chauvin and Fawn Atencio in their exhibition “Where Land and Water Always Meet.”

The work will be on display in the Edward A. Whitney Gallery at Sheridan College March 21 through April 13.

The gallery is free and open to the public 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The exhibition interprets public lands and altered bodies of water.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

Apr
6
Thu
SC to host printmaking show @ Sheridan College.
Apr 6 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Whitney Center for the Arts will present master printmakers Catherine Chauvin and Fawn Atencio in their exhibition “Where Land and Water Always Meet.”

The work will be on display in the Edward A. Whitney Gallery at Sheridan College March 21 through April 13.

The gallery is free and open to the public 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The exhibition interprets public lands and altered bodies of water.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

Apr
7
Fri
SC to host printmaking show @ Sheridan College.
Apr 7 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Whitney Center for the Arts will present master printmakers Catherine Chauvin and Fawn Atencio in their exhibition “Where Land and Water Always Meet.”

The work will be on display in the Edward A. Whitney Gallery at Sheridan College March 21 through April 13.

The gallery is free and open to the public 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The exhibition interprets public lands and altered bodies of water.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

Apr
10
Mon
SC to host printmaking show @ Sheridan College.
Apr 10 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Whitney Center for the Arts will present master printmakers Catherine Chauvin and Fawn Atencio in their exhibition “Where Land and Water Always Meet.”

The work will be on display in the Edward A. Whitney Gallery at Sheridan College March 21 through April 13.

The gallery is free and open to the public 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The exhibition interprets public lands and altered bodies of water.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

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