ROCK SPRINGS – Western Wyoming Community College’s History Department is partnering with the Sweetwater County Museum and Sweetwater County Historical Society to present the program “Southwest Wyoming’s Outlaw Trail,” on Wednesday, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m. in Room 1302 at the Rock Springs campus. The presentation by Sweetwater County Museum Exhibits Coordinator David Mead will discuss the legendary Outlaw Trail and include photos of infamous criminals, courageous lawmen and historic sites in southwest Wyoming.
Mead's presentation is based on a current exhibit at the Sweetwater County Museum that highlights historic images from the museum's collections and displays artifacts once owned by well-known outlaws and lawmen. A portion of this exhibit features a selection of text and photos from Wyoming's Outlaw Trail, an “Images of America” book by Mac Blewer that was released by Arcadia Publishing in 2013.
Thanks in part to a $5,000 grant awarded by the Wyoming Humanities Council, the Sweetwater County Museum is also offering a traveling exhibit drawn from the materials in the "Wyoming's Outlaw Trail” exhibit. This traveling exhibit will appear at museums, libraries and other venues throughout Wyoming. It is currently on display at the Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum and from there will travel to Dubois, Lander, Riverton, Savery, Douglas, Casper, and other locations.
The Sweetwater County Museum is a unit of, and is funded by, Sweetwater County government. It is located in the historic Green River Post Office building at 3 E. Flaming Gorge Way in Green River and is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Group and special tours are available by calling (307) 872-6435. Learn more about the Museum at www.sweetwatermuseum.org.
The History Department at Western Wyoming Community College is pleased to partner with the Museum and the Sweetwater County Historical Society to present this fascinating look at southwest Wyoming’s Wild West past.