2011 Summer Lecture Series

One Town Many Stories

June 16, 6-8 P.M——Prehistory: Glenrock’s Dinosaurs—Jessica Smith

June 23, 6-8 P.M.—–Mormons and Early Settlement—Nena Grilley

June 30, 6-8 P.M.—–Living History: Snow Shoe Ranch—Rachel Grant

July 7, 6-8 P.M.——-Pony Express and its Legacy—Les Bennington

July 14, 6-8P.M.——Main Street Story—Kathy Patceg

July 21, 6-8 P.M.——Social History and Public Spaces—Library Staff

All lectures are free and will take place at the Glenrock Library

Should last no more than 45 minutes.

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Regret to inform: Laverne Babe Rookstool 1926-2011

The Glenrock Historical Commission, founder of the Deer Creek Museum are sad to announce the passing of Babe Rookstool. Her husband Les Rookstool was a founding member of the Commission. Babe accompanied Les to many a board meeting bringing smiles with her every time. Services will be held for Mrs. Rookstool Wednesday April 27, 2011 at the Community Baptist Church in Glenrock, Wyoming. Babe’s full obituary can be read here.

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Museum in the Running for Overhaul Funding from Pepsi Refresh Project

Attached is a link to the Pepsi Refresh Project and our museum’s voting page. Our small museum on the Oregon trail is in need of funding for a complete overhaul. We need cases, exhibit space, exhibit tools, preservation supplies, promotional literature and the funds to begin some exciting history projects in our community. This is our chance to save a piece of American history. Please repost this as your status, share with friends and help us get votes to preserve Wyoming’s history.


Our town is located on the Oregon Trail, is home to the Rock in the Glen, a famous rock autographed by those many pioneers, the site of a civil war fort, the site of a pony express home station, one of the early stops on the Mormon trail and of course, home to some of the early roots of westward expansion, the oil industry and early mining. We need this money very badly and this seems to be the only chance we have to refresh everything. Please vote and please spread the word to everyone on your FB account. Thanks so much for helping us keep the dream alive. Without our history we cannot fully understand the present and have no way to successfully create the future.

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Museum Steps

At the last board meeting I got permission to rip up the carpet on the steps leading onto the exhibit floor. Despite all the other renovations going on right now, it seemed a necessary evil. I ripped up the dirty old carpet and found piles of dust and beautiful hardwood floors underneath. They need a little sprucing up but they make for a definite improvement.

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