The New Studio Exhibit
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Water is life. It forms our world and our lives. It allows us to travel; it blocks our paths. It is crucial in determining where we live and work and what we eat and drink. It is an essential biological and natural resource that people struggle to access and control.
Water shapes human culture -- our ways of life. It is central to many rituals and ceremonies around the world. It inspires art and music.
The museum and Western Wyoming Community College have partnered with the Wyoming Humantiies Council to bring you this brand new traveling exbibit from the Smithsonian's Museums on Main Street Program. We are the premier venue in the state and we've put together an accompanying exhibit, Waterfowl/WOW! The exhibit will be up at WWCC's gallery from June 27 through August 4th. We have also put together some great programming to go with it!
The Trona Trail Historic Mine Byway is the newest addition to the Historic Mine Trail and Byway Program, established by the Wyoming State Legislature in 2005 and managed by the Wyoming State Historic Preservation Office. They partnered with the Sweetwater County Historical Society and us, the Sweetwater County Museum, to develop this byway celebrating the impact of the trona industry on Wyoming.
The Trona Trail is a driving tour. It has two access points and may be traveled in either direction. The eastbound access point is just east of Little America. Exit I-80 at Little America and take WYO 374 toward Green River. The westbound access point is south of Green River on WYO 530. There are several places to stop along the route with wayside signage. You can read more about trona, take photos, or examine the landscape and trona features visible from the route.
But that’s not all! TravelStorysGPS developed a FREE mobile app for the Trona Trail. With vocals provided by local radio personality Al Harris, the story of Trona comes to life through your mobile phone as you travel the Trona Trail.
You can also pick up a brochure with maps and more information on the Trona Trail at the museum or at the Green River and Rock Springs Chambers of Commerce.