“Yellowstone Engraved: The Daunting Task of Representing Wonderland”


June 14, 2018




1 p.m.


National Historic Trails Interpretive Center


1501 N Poplar St Casper, WY 82601


National Historic Trails Interpretive Center


Imagine the first experiences of the wild and beautiful Yellowstone National Park at the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center (NHTIC) at 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 14, during the free interpretive program, “Yellowstone Engraved: The Daunting Task of Representing Wonderland.”
During this well-illustrated lecture, presenter Lee Silliman will focus on several slides and images, which cover the art of Thomas Moran and the photography of William Henry Jackson during the early days of Yellowstone Park. Silliman, a retired teacher and museum archivist from Missoula, MT, spent seventeen years in Yellowstone backcountry where he delved into the history of photographing the park.
A year before the declaration of America’s first national park, a geological survey led by Ferdinand Hayden headed west accompanied by the owner of Jackson Brothers Photographers in Omaha, Nebraska and a painter by the name of Thomas Moran. The artists’ collection of Yellowstone imagery in 1871 helped solidify the importance of protecting the nation’s wondrous landscapes.
The NHTIC proudly presents a summer of afternoon programs on pioneer and Wyoming history. These short interpretive programs, ranging from 20 to 45 minutes, are free and open to the public.
For more information, please contact the NHTIC by calling (307) 261-7780.

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