CTF E-Newsletter March 19, 2018

The holdings of the Arapahoe Ranch have been in use for raising livestock since 1870. The ranch was started by Colonel George Sliney. Sliney’s lasting imprint on the Ranch is the irrigation ditch system, there is still a ditch just north of the Ranch Headquarters called the Sliney ditch. In the early days it was a sheep operation and was known as the Padlock Ranch. Sometime before 1918 the Padlock Ranch was purchased by a Midwest Industrialist by the name of Lee Simenson.

CTF E-Newsletter February 23, 2018

Where in Wyoming do you find live Celtic music all day and night, group dancing, jam sessions, workshops, children’s games, crafts, lectures, Irish food, whisky tasting and home-made wines and cider? Ceili at the Roundhouse Celtic Festival!

Now in it’s 10th year, the annual Festival will happen again in Evanston on March 23-24. 

CTF E-Newsletter January, 2018

In 1935 ownership of an unused, thirteen year old church was transferred to the American Legion, Greybull Post 32 in exchange for one dollar.  The little church became Legion Hall.  The humble wood framed building never hosted a noteworthy event or person.  It has no remarkable architectural attributes.  It was included in the National Register of Historic Places in 2014 because of its contribution to the development of Greybull’s social order between the years 1935 to 1995.  An old World War Two veteran said it best:  “No one did any thing in Greybull without the blessing of the American Legion.  Hell, you couldn’t even have a baby without the  blessing of the Legion.  Everything was decided in Legion Hall.” 

CTF E-Newsletter November – December , 2017

Screen printing is one of the most popular, modern, and user friendly techniques in printmaking that encourages artistic expression for all ages. The addition of a screen printing washout station to the Art Association’s printmaking studio has opened doors for artists (intro students through advanced artists) to have access to a complete screen printing studio. Before we had the support of the Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund, our studio lacked the necessary equipment for successful screen printing. As a strong technique on its own, screen printing also offers an avenue for artists of other mediums (2D as well as 3D) to translate their original artwork into works on paper, fiber, glass or metal.

CTF E-Newsletter, October 19, 2017

Indulge in the sounds of the finest Canadian guitarists of African origin – 2005 Juno Award winners for World Music Album of the Year – African Guitar Summit. This star-studded collective unites the talents of 6 musicians, each an expert in their individual style and together creating musical magic with African Guitar Summit. African Guitar Summit will be performing at the CAM-PLEX Heritage Center, Gillette, November 9 at 7 p.m., supported in part by the Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund.

CTF E-Newsletter, August 23, 2017

Thanks to a grant from the Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund, between April 2016 and August 2017, the Alliance for Historic Wyoming (AHW) awarded eleven Historic Architecture Assistance Fund (HAAF) grants to historic preservation projects in seven counties, including barns in Albany and Carbon Counties, historic schools in Cheyenne and Casper, and a community hall in Star Valley.  Reports generated from this program included building assessments, feasibility studies, phased rehabilitation plans, and an emergency structural analysis.