Calendar

Nov
15
Sat
WYO Theater 25th anniversary celebration @ WYO Theater
Nov 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will host a 25th anniversary celebration for volunteers, patrons and the Sheridan community on Saturday.

WYO Theater staff and board members invite the community to an evening of memories, music and surprises. The event will begin at 7 p.m.

Tickets are complimentary, and may be obtained by calling the theater at 672-9084. Organizers ask community members to RSVP by Tuesday.

The WYO Theater is located at 42 N. Main St.

Feb
26
Thu
Artist reception for David Jones @ Sagebrush Community Art Center
Feb 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The two- and three-dimensional art by David Jones will be on display at the Sagebrush Community Art Center through Friday.

An artist reception for the show, titled “Scale, Metaphor and Visual Props: Works Addressing Place” will be held Thursday from 5-7 p.m.

The Sagebrush Community Art Center is located at 201 E. Fifth St.

Mar
3
Tue
Sheridan College annual employee art exhibit opening reception @ Martinsen Gallery in the Edward A. Whitney Academic Center
Mar 3 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College annual employee art exhibit opens March 3 in the Martinsen Gallery at the Edward A. Whitney Academic Center.

The show features photography, painting, quilting, ceramics, metalwork, fash- ion and folk art.

Awards will be given for people’s choice and best in show.

An opening reception will be held from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesday. Hors d’oeu- vres will be served.

In addition, a raffle drawing will be held at 5 p.m. for a $100 gift certificate to Frackelton’s.

The exhibit will be on display through April 17.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

Mar
6
Fri
Reception for Aaron Wuerker @ Sagebrush Community Art Center
Mar 6 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — An artist reception for Buffalo artist Aaron Wuerker will be held on Friday March 6 from 5-7 p.m. at the Sagebrush Community Art Center.

Wuerker’s show, “Aaron Wuerker: Recent Landscapes,” will be on display through March 31 in the center’s Invitational Gallery.

Wuerker earned a bachelor’s in fine arts from Kansas City Art Institute in 1992 and a master’s in fine arts from Yale University in 1995. He and his wife, Jenny, also a renowned artist, own the Crazy Woman Fine Art Gallery in Buffalo.

“My work has continually returned to a realist vision of the landscape,” Wuerker said. “I’m usually drawn to compositions where mechanized forms either mimic or contrast with the natural forms in the land.”

For additional information, see the Sagebrush Community Art Center’s website at artinsheridan.com or call 674-1970.

The art center is located at 201 E. Fifth St.

Mar
10
Tue
‘Love a Book’ program @ Sheridan Senior Center
Mar 10 @ 10:00 am

SHERIDAN — Every Tuesday, beginning March 10, the Sheridan Senior Center will host “Love a Book” at 10 a.m. in the center’s community room.

Jackie McMahon will read aloud to attendees. She will begin with some of John Erickson’s stories, such as “Hank the Cowdog.”

The new program is geared toward older adults who love books, but whose vision may be preventing them from reading.

For additional information, contact Jane Perkins of the Sheridan Senior Center at 672-2240.

The Sheridan Senior Center is located at 211 Smith St.

Mar
16
Mon
Hydropower presentation @ Sheridan College/UW Watt Agricultural Building, room 132
Mar 16 @ 6:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming Extension Office will host a presentation and conversation highlighting the “Wyoming Small Hydropower Handbook” on Monday and Tuesday.

A formal presentation will be held Monday at 6 p.m. at the Sheridan College/UW Watt Agricultural Building in room 132. The facility is located at 3401 Coffeen Ave.

A luncheon roundtable will be held at Pistol Pete’s Café in Buffalo on Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. The restaurant is located at 800 N. Main St.

For additional information, contact Scott Hininger at 674-2980 or Blaine Horn at 684-7522, or see renewables.uwyo.edu.

Mar
17
Tue
‘After Hours’ seminar on self care @ Downtown Sheridan Association building
Mar 17 @ 5:30 pm – 6:10 pm

SHERIDAN — March’s “After Hours” and “Brown Bag” seminars will focus on self care.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, Lynn Gordon of the Family and Personal Counseling Center will lead the discussion on self-esteem revisited.

The seminars are sponsored by Sheridan College’s continuing education program.

The seminars are free and open to the public with no reservations required. The seminars will be held Tuesday from 5:30-6:10 p.m. and Wednesday from 12:10-12:50 p.m. at the Downtown Sheridan Association building.

For more information, contact Gordon at 672-6789.

The DSA is located at 150 S. Main St.

Claire Yorks Spring Book Discussion Series @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Mar 17 @ 6:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The annual Claire Yorks Spring Book Discussion Series began in January at Sheridan County libraries and will continue this month.

The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will offer the series “Nature, Animals, People and Their Interactions,” which will be moderated by Katie Curtiss.

The Story Branch Library and Tongue River Branch Library will offer the series “Remembrance of Things Past: Exploring the Ghosts and Dreams of Family Memories.” The series will be moderated by Norleen Healy.

The Claire Yorks Reading and Discussion Series is funded by an endowment established at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library. Yorks was born in Sheridan to Leroy and Mildred Calkins. She graduated from high school in Sheridan and moved to Seattle to work in the aircraft industry in World War II. There she met and married her husband Samuel Yorks. She finished college and became a social worker in Portland. When she retired in 1982, the Yorks moved to Sheridan where they were involved community volunteers. Sam Yorks was the first moderator of adult reading and discussion groups at the Fulmer Library in Sheridan.

The books are available for checkout at the front desk of each library. Patrons are welcome to attend one or more of the discussions at any of the libraries.

The schedule is as follows:

  • Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library

March 17: “Ordinary Wolves” at 6:30 p.m.

April 21: “We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves” at 6:30 p.m.

May 19: “The Light Between Oceans” at 6:30 p.m.

  • Story Branch Library

April 6: “Glass Castle” at 6:30 p.m.

May 4: “All Over But the Shoutin’” at 6:30 p.m.

  • Tongue River Branch Library

April 14: “This Boy’s Life” at 4:30 p.m.

Mar
18
Wed
‘Brown Bag’ seminar on self care @ Downtown Sheridan Association building
Mar 18 @ 12:10 pm – 12:50 pm

SHERIDAN — March’s “After Hours” and “Brown Bag” seminars will focus on self care.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, Lynn Gordon of the Family and Personal Counseling Center will lead the discussion on self-esteem revisited.

The seminars are sponsored by Sheridan College’s continuing education program.

The seminars are free and open to the public with no reservations required. The seminars will be held Tuesdays from 5:30-6:10 p.m. and Wednesdays from 12:10-12:50 p.m. at the Downtown Sheridan Association building.

For more information, contact Gordon at 672-6789.

The DSA is located at 150 S. Main St.

Apr
8
Wed
Casual Conversations in History @ Sheridan Senior Center
Apr 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

SHERIDAN — The next “Casual Conversations in History” discussion will focus on the “History of Horse Racing to Fair Grounds and Flour Mills of Sheridan County.”

The program will be held from 10-11 a.m. April 8 at the Sheridan Senior Center.

Historian Helen Laumann will lead the event.

“Casual Conversations in History” is sponsored by the Sheridan County Museum and the Sheridan Senior Center. Discussions are free and open to the public.

The Sheridan Senior Center is located at 211 Smith St.

Apr
9
Thu
Sheridan College Student Juried Exhibition art reception @ Sagebrush Community Art Center
Apr 9 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sagebrush Community Art Center will host the Sheridan College Student Juried Exhibition April 7-29.

The show will feature works of art by Sheridan College students that were chosen to be in the show.

An artists’ reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. April 9. Refreshments will be served and the public is welcome to attend.

Sagebrush Community Art Center is located in the historic train depot at 201 E. Fifth St.

Lecture with ceramic artist Kim Dickey @ The Brinton Museum reception gallery
Apr 9 @ 7:00 pm

BIG HORN — The Brinton Museum, in partnership with Sheridan College, will host ceramic artist Kim Dickey for an evening lecture and workshop demonstration on Thursday and Friday.

Dickey is an art professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She is known for her large-scale, sculptural pieces.

Dickey received her master of fine arts in ceramics from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. She has exhibited her work extensively throughout the United States and in group exhibitions in Canada, Germany, Australia, Japan and Taiwan. She has received numerous awards and fellowships.

Dickey was also represented in The Brinton Museum’s 2014 summer show “Flora and Fauna.”

The lecture will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 9, in The Brinton Museum’s Reception Gallery.

A one-day workshop will be held on Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the fine arts ceramics studio at the Sheridan College Art Department.

Both events are free and open to the public.

Dickey’s lecture and workshop are funded by a grant from the Homer A. and Mildred S. Scott Foundation.

The Brinton Museum is located at 239 Brinton Road in Big Horn. Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave. in Sheridan.

For more information, call The Brinton Museum at 672-3173 or visit thebrintonmuseum.org.

Apr
12
Sun
“The Art of David Shannon!” artist reception @ The Brinton Museum
Apr 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

BIG HORN — The Brinton Museum presents its 10th Illustrator Show featuring celebrated Caldecott Honor Book recipient and children’s storybook author and illustrator David Shannon.

“The Art of David Shannon!” opens in the Museum’s Reception Gallery on Thursday with an artist’s reception on Sunday, April 12, from 2-4 p.m.

A gallery talk and book signing are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. April 16.

Admission to the reception and gallery talk is free and open to the public.

David Shannon is perhaps best known for his popular children’s picture book, “No, David!” published by The Blue Sky Press and inspired by whimsical drawings made when he was a little boy.

A resident of Los Angeles, David grew up in Spokane, Washington, and has written and illustrated numerous books for children including the enchanting “Jangles: A Big Fish Story,” a tale about a boy and a fish, and “A Bad Case of Stripes!,” a story about a charming little girl who develops a bad case of stripes.

More than 60 of Shannon’s original children’s book illustrations are represented in The Brinton Museum’s 10th Illustrator Show. The exhibit is funded by a grant from the Homer A. and Mildred S. Scott Foundation.

“The Art of David Shannon!” will show through May 31.

To schedule a children’s or school tour — offered with free admission — or for more information, contact Museum Educator Barbara McNab at 672-3173 or email bmcnab@TheBrintonMuseum.org.

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

Apr
16
Thu
“The Art of David Shannon!” gallery talk and book signing @ The Brinton Museum
Apr 16 @ 7:30 pm

BIG HORN — The Brinton Museum presents its 10th Illustrator Show featuring celebrated Caldecott Honor Book recipient and children’s storybook author and illustrator David Shannon.

“The Art of David Shannon!” opens in the Museum’s Reception Gallery on Thursday with an artist’s reception on Sunday, April 12, from 2-4 p.m.

A gallery talk and book signing are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. April 16.

Admission to the reception and gallery talk is free and open to the public.

David Shannon is perhaps best known for his popular children’s picture book, “No, David!” published by The Blue Sky Press and inspired by whimsical drawings made when he was a little boy.

A resident of Los Angeles, David grew up in Spokane, Washington, and has written and illustrated numerous books for children including the enchanting “Jangles: A Big Fish Story,” a tale about a boy and a fish, and “A Bad Case of Stripes!,” a story about a charming little girl who develops a bad case of stripes.

More than 60 of Shannon’s original children’s book illustrations are represented in The Brinton Museum’s 10th Illustrator Show. The exhibit is funded by a grant from the Homer A. and Mildred S. Scott Foundation.

“The Art of David Shannon!” will show through May 31.

To schedule a children’s or school tour — offered with free admission — or for more information, contact Museum Educator Barbara McNab at 672-3173 or email bmcnab@TheBrintonMuseum.org.

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

Apr
27
Mon
‘Philanthropy is…right next door’ community discussion @ Edward A. Whitney Academic Center Atrium at Sheridan College
Apr 27 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Homer A. and Mildred S. Scott Foundation, The Wyoming Community Foundation and Philanthropy Northwest are hosting an exploration of Wyoming philanthropy themed “Philanthropy is…right next door” on April 27 and 28.

The opening reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. April 27 in the Edward A. Whitney Academic Center Atrium at Sheridan College. It will celebrate the ways residents make the Sheridan community a place they are proud to call home.

On April 28, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Historic Sheridan Inn, participants will explore the role of philanthropy in community prosperity, philanthropy trends in Sheridan County, potential areas of growth and stories of community collaboration. The day will end with an update about Give Sheridan, a local effort to allow Sheridan citizens to support causes they care about.

Invited speakers include Lynn Ziegenbiem with the Peter Kiewit Foundation, Jeff Clarke with Philanthropy Northwest, Mary Garland with the Ellbogen Foundation, Mickey Babcock with the Equipoise Fund, Jay McGinnis with the YMCA and Homer A. & Mildred S. Scott Foundation and Jody Shields with the Wyoming Nonprofit Network.

The event is open to any organization, collective or individual committed to advancing the practice of philanthropy in the region including nonprofits, policy makers, governmental entities and the business community.

Registration is $50 and can be completed online at scottfoundation.org.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

The Historic Sheridan Inn is located at 856 Broadway St.

Apr
28
Tue
‘Philanthropy is…right next door’ community discussion @ Historica Sheridan Inn
Apr 28 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Homer A. and Mildred S. Scott Foundation, The Wyoming Community Foundation and Philanthropy Northwest are hosting an exploration of Wyoming philanthropy themed “Philanthropy is…right next door” on April 27 and 28.

The opening reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. April 27 in the Edward A. Whitney Academic Center Atrium at Sheridan College. It will celebrate the ways residents make the Sheridan community a place they are proud to call home.

On April 28, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Historic Sheridan Inn, participants will explore the role of philanthropy in community prosperity, philanthropy trends in Sheridan County, potential areas of growth and stories of community collaboration. The day will end with an update about Give Sheridan, a local effort to allow Sheridan citizens to support causes they care about.

Invited speakers include Lynn Ziegenbiem with the Peter Kiewit Foundation, Jeff Clarke with Philanthropy Northwest, Mary Garland with the Ellbogen Foundation, Mickey Babcock with the Equipoise Fund, Jay McGinnis with the YMCA and Homer A. & Mildred S. Scott Foundation and Jody Shields with the Wyoming Nonprofit Network.

The event is open to any organization, collective or individual committed to advancing the practice of philanthropy in the region including nonprofits, policy makers, governmental entities and the business community.

Registration is $50 and can be completed online at scottfoundation.org.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

The Historic Sheridan Inn is located at 856 Broadway St.

May
1
Fri
‘Wyoming Grasslands’ photography exhibit opening reception @ Ucross Foundation Art Gallery
May 1 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

UCROSS — The Ucross Foundation announces an upcoming exhibit called “Wyoming Grasslands” which will feature photographic work from William Sutton and Michael Berman.

The show is a collaboration between the artists, the Wyoming Chapter of The Nature Conservancy and the Buffalo Bill Center of the West’s Draper Natural History Museum.

Berman and Sutton spent three years traversing Wyoming, logging many miles in an old pickup truck and on foot. Their travels took them to public and private lands, including several properties with conservation easements held by The Nature Conservancy and time in a residence at the Ucross Foundation to capture Wyoming’s vast and beautiful landscape.

The Ucross Foundation is the first venue that will present this traveling exhibit, which will tour to 14 libraries in the state as well as the Wyoming State Museum.

The traveling exhibition, which features 41 photographs, is a smaller version of a major exhibition that will open at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody in June.

There will be a gallery reception for the show from 5:30-7:30 p.m. May 1 at the Ucross Foundation Art Gallery. It will feature an artist talk by Sutton, and Rick Pallister with The Nature Conservancy will speak about grasslands conservation.

The exhibit will be on display through June 15.

A public symposium on grasslands will take place at the gallery on May 30.

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

Jul
8
Wed
Wyoming Wednesday
Jul 8 @ 10:00 am

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Wednesday programs will continue Wednesday and run through July.

Activities will take place at 10 a.m. each Wednesday in June and July at the Wyoming Welcome Center located off the Fifth Street exit on Interstate 90.

Wyoming Wednesday offers informative, interpretive programs about the Sheridan area and Wyoming. Emphasis is placed on culture, history and events.

The events are free and open to all.

The next event will feature Bill Mentock, an accomplished historian of mining communities such as Monarch, Kleeburn and Dietz, will bring his expertise about these colorful enterprises that thrived in the early 1900s.

Jul
12
Sun
Wyoming Theater Festival
Jul 12 all-day

SHERIDAN — The next big thing is happening in the Bighorns as the Wyoming Theater Festivals comes to Sheridan July 13-25.

Two weeks of performances of four up-and-coming plays will be offered along with several ancillary events.

Each day will feature a coffee group discussion to start the day at 9 a.m. in the WYO Theater lobby followed by a “Theater 101” in the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library Inner Circle at 10 a.m.

The Theater 101 events will feature a variety of workshops, discussions and lectures.

At noon daily at Kendrick Park, a “Green Show” will be offered. A free, funny and family-friendly performance, the Green Show is the comedy of the day.

Next up, at 2 p.m. daily the feature plays will be performed in the Mars Theater at the WYO Theater, once per day on a rotation.

The rotation of shows is offered again at 7 p.m. daily on the WYO Theater main stage.

Other events include backstage tours at 4:30 p.m. starting in the Mars Theater and drinks with the cast at Frackelton’s Fine Dining at 10 p.m. nightly — except for July 19.

Tickets to evening shows are $20 for general admission, $15 for seniors and veterans and $10 for students.

Tickets to the matinees are $15 for general admission, $10 for seniors and veterans or $5 for students.

Tickets are available now at the WYO Theater located at 42 N. Main St. or online at wyotheater.com.

For a full schedule of events including show rotations, see www.wyomingtheaterfestival.com/showsevents.

Jul
13
Mon
Wyoming Theater Festival
Jul 13 all-day

SHERIDAN — The next big thing is happening in the Bighorns as the Wyoming Theater Festivals comes to Sheridan July 13-25.

Two weeks of performances of four up-and-coming plays will be offered along with several ancillary events.

Each day will feature a coffee group discussion to start the day at 9 a.m. in the WYO Theater lobby followed by a “Theater 101” in the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library Inner Circle at 10 a.m.

The Theater 101 events will feature a variety of workshops, discussions and lectures.

At noon daily at Kendrick Park, a “Green Show” will be offered. A free, funny and family-friendly performance, the Green Show is the comedy of the day.

Next up, at 2 p.m. daily the feature plays will be performed in the Mars Theater at the WYO Theater, once per day on a rotation.

The rotation of shows is offered again at 7 p.m. daily on the WYO Theater main stage.

Other events include backstage tours at 4:30 p.m. starting in the Mars Theater and drinks with the cast at Frackelton’s Fine Dining at 10 p.m. nightly — except for July 19.

Tickets to evening shows are $20 for general admission, $15 for seniors and veterans and $10 for students.

Tickets to the matinees are $15 for general admission, $10 for seniors and veterans or $5 for students.

Tickets are available now at the WYO Theater located at 42 N. Main St. or online at wyotheater.com.

For a full schedule of events including show rotations, see www.wyomingtheaterfestival.com/showsevents.

Jul
14
Tue
Wyoming Theater Festival
Jul 14 all-day

SHERIDAN — The next big thing is happening in the Bighorns as the Wyoming Theater Festivals comes to Sheridan July 13-25.

Two weeks of performances of four up-and-coming plays will be offered along with several ancillary events.

Each day will feature a coffee group discussion to start the day at 9 a.m. in the WYO Theater lobby followed by a “Theater 101” in the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library Inner Circle at 10 a.m.

The Theater 101 events will feature a variety of workshops, discussions and lectures.

At noon daily at Kendrick Park, a “Green Show” will be offered. A free, funny and family-friendly performance, the Green Show is the comedy of the day.

Next up, at 2 p.m. daily the feature plays will be performed in the Mars Theater at the WYO Theater, once per day on a rotation.

The rotation of shows is offered again at 7 p.m. daily on the WYO Theater main stage.

Other events include backstage tours at 4:30 p.m. starting in the Mars Theater and drinks with the cast at Frackelton’s Fine Dining at 10 p.m. nightly — except for July 19.

Tickets to evening shows are $20 for general admission, $15 for seniors and veterans and $10 for students.

Tickets to the matinees are $15 for general admission, $10 for seniors and veterans or $5 for students.

Tickets are available now at the WYO Theater located at 42 N. Main St. or online at wyotheater.com.

For a full schedule of events including show rotations, see www.wyomingtheaterfestival.com/showsevents.

“Polish Immigration to Sheridan County, 1890-1920” Presentation @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Jul 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Authors Karen Ballek and Leon Washut will give presentations about their newly published book, “We Are One Family (Jestesmy Jednq Rodzinq) — Polish Immigration to Sheridan County, Wyoming 1890–1920” at the Sheridan Fulmer Public Library on Tuesday.

A presentation will take place from 1-2 p.m. and again in the evening from 7-8 p.m.

Ballek and Washut are the grandchildren of ethnic Poles who settled in the northern Wyoming coal mining camps. Their initial search for family history expanded into a broader study that brought to light important information about immigrant Poles and an interesting pattern of Polish immigration that changed the face of Sheridan County.

Their book highlights stories of ethnic Poles who immigrated between 1890 and 1920.

Many were Polish Górale (highlanders) who came from villages that dotted the mountains and foothills of the Carpathian Mountains. Although they adapted to a new life, deeply held beliefs and traditions from their rural Polish culture became firmly rooted in Sheridan County.

The authors spent eight years researching information for the book and also traveled to the historic city of Kraków, villages along the Carpathian Mountain Range and other regions in Poland to conduct interviews and gather information.

During the two sessions, the authors will provide a 30-minute presentation that includes highlights of their research and a brief discussion of the segments of their book. An opportunity for questions will follow the presentation and the authors will be available for book signing for those interested.

This program is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the library at 674-8585.

The Fulmer Library is located at 335 W. Alger St.

Longmire Country evening @ Historic Sheridan Inn
Jul 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

A special evening with the author and two key cast members of the “Longmire” mystery novel and TV series.

Author Craig Johnson and TV cast members Robert Taylor (who plays Sheriff Walt Longmire) and Adam Bartley (who plays “the Ferg”) will be present to show actual episodes from the TV series and share behind-the-scenes comments about the filming.

All three will be available for autographs after the program along with light appetizers and a cash bar.

Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door, available at the Historic Sheridan Inn lobby desk. For more information, call 674-2178 or 763-8973.

“Polish Immigration to Sheridan County, 1890-1920” Presentation @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Jul 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Authors Karen Ballek and Leon Washut will give presentations about their newly published book, “We Are One Family (Jestesmy Jednq Rodzinq) — Polish Immigration to Sheridan County, Wyoming 1890–1920” at the Sheridan Fulmer Public Library on Tuesday.

A presentation will take place from 1-2 p.m. and again in the evening from 7-8 p.m.

Ballek and Washut are the grandchildren of ethnic Poles who settled in the northern Wyoming coal mining camps. Their initial search for family history expanded into a broader study that brought to light important information about immigrant Poles and an interesting pattern of Polish immigration that changed the face of Sheridan County.

Their book highlights stories of ethnic Poles who immigrated between 1890 and 1920.

Many were Polish Górale (highlanders) who came from villages that dotted the mountains and foothills of the Carpathian Mountains. Although they adapted to a new life, deeply held beliefs and traditions from their rural Polish culture became firmly rooted in Sheridan County.

The authors spent eight years researching information for the book and also traveled to the historic city of Kraków, villages along the Carpathian Mountain Range and other regions in Poland to conduct interviews and gather information.

During the two sessions, the authors will provide a 30-minute presentation that includes highlights of their research and a brief discussion of the segments of their book. An opportunity for questions will follow the presentation and the authors will be available for book signing for those interested.

This program is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the library at 674-8585.

The Fulmer Library is located at 335 W. Alger St.

Jul
15
Wed
Wyoming Theater Festival
Jul 15 all-day

SHERIDAN — The next big thing is happening in the Bighorns as the Wyoming Theater Festivals comes to Sheridan July 13-25.

Two weeks of performances of four up-and-coming plays will be offered along with several ancillary events.

Each day will feature a coffee group discussion to start the day at 9 a.m. in the WYO Theater lobby followed by a “Theater 101” in the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library Inner Circle at 10 a.m.

The Theater 101 events will feature a variety of workshops, discussions and lectures.

At noon daily at Kendrick Park, a “Green Show” will be offered. A free, funny and family-friendly performance, the Green Show is the comedy of the day.

Next up, at 2 p.m. daily the feature plays will be performed in the Mars Theater at the WYO Theater, once per day on a rotation.

The rotation of shows is offered again at 7 p.m. daily on the WYO Theater main stage.

Other events include backstage tours at 4:30 p.m. starting in the Mars Theater and drinks with the cast at Frackelton’s Fine Dining at 10 p.m. nightly — except for July 19.

Tickets to evening shows are $20 for general admission, $15 for seniors and veterans and $10 for students.

Tickets to the matinees are $15 for general admission, $10 for seniors and veterans or $5 for students.

Tickets are available now at the WYO Theater located at 42 N. Main St. or online at wyotheater.com.

For a full schedule of events including show rotations, see www.wyomingtheaterfestival.com/showsevents.

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