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Spring 2017 poster

April 26, 2017

Campbell Cty Community Hall

Research Presentation

Andrea Graham

Business Building 10, 4:15 p.m.

Wyoming Community Halls

Community halls have served as important social and cultural centers in many rural areas of Wyoming for over 100 years. They are the location for club meetings, holiday parties, wedding receptions, polling places, dances, 4-H meetings, and other events serving a widely dispersed population. This research, from the perspective of a folklorist, focuses on creativity and community—how people express their need for beauty in their everyday lives, and how they maintain connections to the groups that make them who they are, be they familial, occupational, regional, ethnic, or religious. The presentation will explore how communities organized and funded the construction and maintenance of community halls, how they were used and how those uses changed over time, and why some have fallen into disuse and others are still active. Community halls are a tangible expression of the need for community in a local area, and a creative solution to making a space for people to gather.

Henkel poster

May 8, 2017

Public Lecture

Scott Henkel
UW Department of English, African-American and Diaspora Studies Program

Gateway Center, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.

The Humanities and the Land Grant University Mission from the 19th to the 21st Century

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