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Cultural Trust Fund Newsletter

Cultural Trust Fund

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

This e-newsletter is designed to provide a brief update on the Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund and the happenings of its grant recipients. It is our promise that this e-newsletter be brief, interesting and hopefully something that will provide you with ideas and contacts with other organizations around the state. If you wish to have your activity highlighted in this e-newsletter, please contact Renée Bovée, WCTF Administrator.

Unleashing the Power of the Creative Economy

Unleashing the Power of the Creative Economy is a broad-based community collaboration that incorporates innovation, creativity, and visionary thinking for the express purpose of: 1) promoting the region through art and culture as a best place to live, learn, work, visit, and operate a business, as well as; 2) creating partnerships among arts and cultural organizations, education, economic development, and business entities to capture and retain more economic activity across the region.

As part of this initiative, there is a free event with noted author and provocative speaker, Daniel H. Pink, author of "A Whole New Mind." This event is free but you must register online or by phone at 307-432-1660. Seating is limited. The event will be on Thursday, September 23, 6:30 p.m., at Little America, Grand Ballroom, 2800 W. Lincolnway, Cheyenne.

This project is supported by the Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund, the Wyoming Arts Council, Laramie County Community College and Warehouse Twenty-one.

LightsOn! the Hynds

This spring, the Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund awarded a grant to the Cheyenne Arts Council to assist with a downtown artist-in-residence studio program in the historic Hynds Building in downtown Cheyenne. This grant will fund the first step in the rehabilitation of the Hynds Building by creating warehouse-finish art studio spaces and a multi-use facility for the community.

"Walking through the vacant floors of the Hynds -- sounds of switchboard operators, high heel clacking up and down stairs, a quiet conversation on the staircase landing still echo through its all steel construction and terra cotta facade. Twenty-four years without light."

Celebrate the end of darkness with LightsOn! The Hynds -- as they present Night D'Lights on Friday, September 24...an evening of desserts and champaign. This fundraiser supports the new development of the Hynds. For ticket information, contact 307-222-9ARTS or visit LightsOnHynds.com.

Mount Hope Cemetery Historical & Cultural Records

In 2009, the Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund provided a grant to the City of Lander to support the online documentation of the historic Mount Hope Cemetery. People all over the world can now reserach historical records of Mount Hope Cemetery with just a couple of clicks. Historians can effortlessly look up Clayton Danks, the Reverend John Roberts, Stub Farlow, or Teton Jackson and find date of birth and death and even the location of the headstone.

While this project is still ongoing more than 5,600 records are now available online. You can do your historical research of Lander area notables, by clicking here.