The National Historic Trails Interpretive Center (NHTIC) will highlight champions of the trail through original paintings and giclee prints by Utah artist Julie Rogers. Narratives of heroic subjects will accompany displayed artwork and will be available during normal business hours May 2 through June 27.

Rogers’ artwork helps to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the National Trails System Act while fulfilling the Bureau of Land Management’s commitment to protecting public lands by connecting community members and visitors to America’s cultural heritage. This will be the artist’s third showing at the NHTIC.

“Although the exhibit remembers all of the western trail emigrants, those that performed extraordinary or heroic actions are memorialized through Julie’s artwork,” said NHTIC Interpreter Shawn Wade.  “Every emigrant that travelled west encountered adversity in some very tangible way, some particularly distinguished themselves through self-sacrifice and a willingness to assist others.”

Connecting to the western emigrants and their stories is an easy and practiced skill. In preparation for the exhibit, Rogers recognized, “They were just ordinary people doing remarkable things. They saved each other.”

“Heroes of the Emigrant Trails” will be free and open to the public May 2until June 27 during regular business hours.

For more information, please contact Shawn Wade at the NHTIC (307) 261-7790.

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  • Starting Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018, repeated every week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday until Wednesday, June 27, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm


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