The end of World War I—“the War to End all Wars”—
was declared on November 11, 1918. In memory of this 100-year milestone,
the Cheyenne Genealogical & Historical Society will host a free, educational
program on “Wyoming and World War I” on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 in the 1st floor Cottonwood Room at the Laramie County Library.
Local historian and speaker, Mike Kassel will take participants back in
time to explore how Wyoming was involved in the WWI effort by looking at
historical events gleaned from newspapers and other resources. Kassel is the
assistant director of the Old West Museum in Cheyenne and adjunct
professor of Wyoming History at LCCC. He has worked in museums for many
years including the Mark Twain Boyhood Home in Hannibal, Mo., and the
Gardner Museum of Architecture and Design in Quincy, Il. He was also the
installer of the Molly Brown interpretive exhibit at the Molly Brown
Birthplace Museum in Hannibal, Mo. He holds a masters degree in history from
the University of Wyoming, and began working at the Old West Museum in 2001.
Registration is not necessary for this program, which is open to the public.
The meeting begins at 6:15 p.m. with a short business meeting, followed by the program scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m. For more information, call 630-0924.