Veterans Museum launches future historians chapter

Nov 1, 2017

The Wyoming Veterans Museum and the Wyoming State Historical Society are teaming up to create an opportunity for youth to experience history first-hand. Based upon similar groups in Pennsylvania, Texas and North Carolina the “Cowboy Future Historians” will emphasize hands-on activities and learning about the fascinating men and women that wrote our nation’s history.

The group’s first program, suitable for youth aged 12-15, will focus on Anna Coleman Ladd, an artist who crafted masks to help soldiers disguise wounds sustained in World War I.

Participants may craft their own mask while learning how artists helped veterans 100 years ago, and are still assisting veterans today.

The first meeting will be held Nov. 11, at noon, at the Wyoming Veterans Museum, 3740 Jourgensen Ave. The program is free and no reservations are needed.

For more information, please call the Veterans Museum at 307-472-1857, Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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