Join the Cheyenne Genealogical & Historical Society for a chance to
experience a moment in America’s Revolutionary War at 7:00 p.m.
on Tuesday, April 9 at the Laramie County Library, Sunflower Room.
The Battle of Kings Mountain will be explained by Suzanne Wilmeth
Anderson, Cheyenne genealogist and historical re-enactor, who will take participants
on a journey through the details of that battle and the significance
it played in the course of the American Revolutionary War.
She will illustrate for participants the fierce military engagement
between Patriot and Loyalist militias in South Carolina in October
1780 during the Southern Campaign of the War. Anderson has an MBA
degree in finance; she grew up in Virginia where her family made
annual visits to the Kings Mountain reenactment, and where she developed
a close network of distant cousins.
Registration is not necessary for this free evening program, which is
open to the public. The meeting of the society begins at 6:15 p.m.
with a short business meeting with the program starting at 7:00 p.m.
For more information, call 630-0924.
MAY ANNUAL BANQUET
A Colorado writer and cold case sleuth will be the featured speaker
at the Cheyenne Genealogical & Historical Society annual end-of-the-year
banquet on May 14, 2019 at the Red Lion Inn. Silvia Pettem, author
of “Someone’s Daughter: In Search of Justice for Jane Doe,” is pleased
to be presenting some of her work documenting the missing identity of this
Boulder, Co., female. Using DNA and significant forensic evidence and hints,
Pettem succeeded in identifying the teenager as Dorothy Gay Howard. Her talk
will illustrate her work on this long-awaited discovery.
Pettem has been a writer for the Boulder Daily Camera since 1977, writing
historical features and local history columns. She also specializes in
researching, documenting, and identifying long-term missing persons,
unidentified remains and cold-case homicides.
The CGHS annual dinner and election of officers will be held on Tuesday, May 14,
beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Shoshone Room of the Red Lion
Inn (204 West Fox Farm Road) with check-in and a silent auction
as a prelude to dinner at 6:00 p.m. The program
will begin at 7:00 p.m. Reservations with choice of entree selection
(herb roasted chicken or peppercorn roast beef or baked cod) and a check for the
dinner, which is $20, must be received by May 4th, 2019, sent to
CGHS, P.O. Box 2539, Cheyenne, WY 82003. A form you can use to make these
choices is here.
There is a program-only (no
dinner) option for $5.00, with the same deadline