Archives for April 2016
The Park County Libraries present “The Trial of Tom Horn” with scholar John W. Davis, author of the recently released book by the same title.
- Tuesday, April 19 at 6 p.m. at the Cody Library
- Wednesday, April 20 at noon at the Meeteetse Senior Center
- Thursday, April 21 at 6 p.m. at the Powell Library
Wyoming historian John Davis will explore the murder trial that followed the July 18, 1901 killing of a 14 year-old boy, Willie Nickell.
This program is made available in our community by the Wyoming Humanities Council through the Think Wyoming Roads Scholars program. This program provides support for communities and organizations working collaboratively to bring humanities based presentations and discussions to communities throughout the state. In addition to federal funding through the National Endowment for the Humanities and private donations from Wyoming citizens and businesses, the Wyoming Humanities Council receives some support from the Wyoming Legislature.
Scholar John W. Davis will explore the murder trial that followed the July 18, 1901 killing of a 14 year-old boy, Willie Nickell at “The Trial of Tom Horn” 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 19 at the Cody Library.
Mr. Davis is the author of five books about Wyoming history, including Wyoming Range War, the Infamous Invasion of Johnson County, which was given the 2010 history award by the Wyoming Historical Society, and The Trial of Tom Horn, published by the University of Oklahoma Press in March 2016. The Library has copies of all his books.
The Trial of Tom Horn is presented by the Wyoming Humanities Council as part of its ThinkWY Road Scholars Tours program. The Wyoming Humanities Council provides public humanities-based programs in partnership with local organizations and is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities with additional support from private donors and the Wyoming Legislature.
An introduction to button collecting with Vieune Revolinski and Lee Carr will begin at 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 14. Several of their favorite buttons are displayed in the glass case near the periodicals this month.
Between them they own buttons from 18th century France, WWII and one that is a woman’s sachet by Colt. Buttons can be valuable or inexpensive. Lee’s favorites are made of ruby carnival glass. They are worth about $2 each. They enjoy the breadth of materials and styles something so small encompasses.
Resources for button lovers at the library include:
- Buttons: the Collector’s Guide to Selecting, Restoring and Enjoying New and Vintage Buttons
- The Colorful World of Buttons
- About Buttons: a Collector’s Guide: 150 A.D. to the Present
We also have numerous hand crafting books for incorporating buttons into projects.
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