An exhibit of selected Native American Indian photographs from the 20-volume masterwork, “The Native American Indian,” by Edward Curtis, is on display at Hot Springs County Public Library through the month of April. It is on loan from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody. Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952) devoted his life to documenting […]Read More »
by Ellen Sue Blakey I’ve been reading about Zoe for several years now. She shows up in my email usually around a holiday, wearing an appropriate costume, and despite a busy schedule, I can’t help reading what Zoe has dictated to her home owner, Marta Amundson. (I don’t think Zoe would be pleased to be “owned” […]Read More »
By Shannon Smith A conversation is going on in Wyoming and all around our country, and it is about the very soul of our nation. On March 16, the Trump administration released its first federal budget plan which called for the elimination of 62 agencies and programs, including the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Endowment for the Arts and […]Read More »
Japanese-American boys, Raphael Weill grammar school, taken by Dorothea Lange in 1942 just before they were sent to American imprisonment camps with their families. UPDATE – March 31, 2017 – Our article, “Speak up for Our Present and Our Future” referenced this program, brought to Thermopolis by the Wyoming Humanities Council. We have re-posted the story […]Read More »
Ask many non-Native students in Wyoming about Chief Washakie, and they have no idea who he was. Yet Washakie shaped Wyoming’s history. Now Wyoming PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) has developed a series of videos and matching lesson plans to teach to students around Wyoming about the state’s tribes, including the Wind River Reservation tribes, the Shoshone and Northern […]Read More »
The first total solar eclipse in the continental United States in nearly 40 years takes place on Aug. 21, 2017. Thermopolis, Wyoming, is in the direct path. Beyond providing a brilliant sight in the daytime sky, total solar eclipses provide a rare chance for scientists to collect data only available during eclipses. NASA is funding […]Read More »
Editor’s Note: Hot Springs Greater Learning Foundation has supported improvements in Hot Springs State Park, including a Nature & Discovery Center and a Children’s Nature Park. Both of these projects have been included in the 20-year plan. We will continue to support improvements that enhance the natural features of the park and its economic impact […]Read More »
Mike Hurwitz, Alta, will be performing April 7, 7 p.m., at the Hot Springs County Public Library. The performance is sponsored by the library and is free. Michael Hurwitz is a Wyoming based singer- songwriter with a style that falls somewhere between the delta blues and western cowboy swing. With high plains ranching roots going back […]Read More »
FOUR SEASONS OF PHOTOGRAPHY SECOND FRIDAY ARTSTROLL, APRIL 14 & 15, downtown Thermopolis Friday, April 14, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Photographer Receptions Mike Balog, Wind River Canyon Amy Kenworthy, Lander Dansie Stockton, Lander Douglas Nelson, Thermopolis Dan Wychgram, Thermopolis Claudia Augustin, Thermopolis Debbie Stroppel, Thermopolis Scavenger Egg Hunt: Fun for the whole family. […]Read More »
Annie Hatch, folklorist and Wyoming Arts Council folk arts specialist, will be in Thermopolis April 15 to discuss how folk arts can help create community. “Celebrate our Neighbors, Celebrate Ourselves” will be held at 10 a.m. in Hot Springs County Museum and is open to the public without charge. Families are welcome, and the museum is […]Read More »
In 2015, Wyoming Humanities Council helped bring Sam Mihara to Thermopolis. Mihara had grown up in the Heart Mountain detention center in Wyoming, less than 100 miles from our town. All Japanese citizens who lived along the coasts were rounded up in 1942 during World War II as potential spies for the Japanese government. They were […]Read More »
HSGLF is dedicated to life-long learning, with special emphasis on the arts, traditional folk arts/skills, humanities and natural sciences. Its major projects includes Arts in the Schools, Public Performance Programs, House Concert Series, Downtown ArtStrolls, Public Music Jams, Big Horn Basin Folk Festival, and Smoking Waters Art Guild. In addition, HSGLF members continue to work to […]Read More »
“Chasing Light,” an exhibit of photographs by Jeb Schenck, Thermopolis, will be on display at the Nicolaysen Art Museum in Casper through May 7. The exhibit includes a series of 60 color and black-and-white images taken during his travels around the world. Schenck is a former science educator and a mountain climber, who has climbed the […]Read More »
The music jam welcomes friends, listeners, travelers and beginning players. The core group of musicians at the Music Jams are Thermopolis acoustic musicians. The Music Jams are twice a month, on the first and third Friday evenings, adjusting for calendar conflicts, 5:30-7:30 p.m., at Southside Exxon, south of Thermopolis on Highway 120. They are always free and open […]Read More »
Wyoming’s great library services just got better — readers can download e-books from Total Boox for free using your Wyoming library card and PIN. Total Boox for Libraries is a recent addition to the e-content resources on GoWYLD.net. It offers more than 50,000 e-books — and more are added weekly. All books work on most mobile devices through […]Read More »
The house concert series is a subscription program that supports the Arts in Education programs. It includes an intimate setting, plus a hors d’oeuvre buffet and a close-up house concert by the featured performer(s). The new season begins with the calendar year. There are a very limited amount of seats, so be sure to sign up […]Read More »
through month of April: Edward S. Curtis, “The North American Indian,” Photographic exhibit. On loan from Buffalo Bill Center of the West. Hot Springs County Library.
7 Music Jam, Southside Exxon, 5:30-7:30 p.m. All welcome to join in!
7 Mike Hurwitz, Alta, 7 p.m. Hot Springs County Library. Cowboy blues, traditional and original songs. Sponsored by library. FREE.
14-15 Second Friday ArtStroll, 5-8 p.m., downtown Thermopolis. Theme: “Four Seasons of Photography.”
15 Annie Hatch, Wyoming Arts Council, “Celebrate Our Neighbors, Celebrate Ourselves,” 10 a.m., Hot Springs County Museum.
15 Free Family Day, Hot Springs County Museum.
5 Music Jam, Southside Exxon, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
10 Piatigorsky Foundation presents James Saunders, classical guitarist, 7 p.m., Hot Springs County Library. Sponsored by Wyoming Arts Council and Hot Springs Greater Learning Foundation.