Grants, Hisers and all the Stories in Between: Another Hit for History at the Glenrock Library


Rachel Grant gave a rousing account of the history of Ulysses “Uly” Grant and his ranching legacy to a packed library last Thursday evening. This marked the third lecture in the summer history program, a collaboration between Deer Creek Museum and the Glenrock Library. Rachel provided a detailed account of the ranching family that has been and still is such an integral part of Glenrock’s history.

 

Surrounded by framed photographs of the many generations of the Grant family, Rachel told the tale of an Iowan with a pioneer spirit who found a new home in Wyoming. Her facts and stories were confirmed by the many living family members in attendance at the lecture. Glenrock residents nodded in smiling agreement as Rachel explained the many lines of the Grant/Hiser legacy and enjoyed compliments on members of the family from the large audience. It was a fabulous turnout for a fascinating lecture.

 

This coming Thursday, July 7 at 6 P.M. the summer history program continues by delving into the history of Glenrock’s public space. A discussion on the past, present and future of the Glenrock Library will take place with a question and answer session to follow. Barbershop bookshelves and vanishing yellow houses will be among the items on the discussion list. The talk will be presented by several members of the Glenrock Library staff who will provide a little insight into the past, present and future into the town’s most important public space.

 

July 14 the Pony Express comes to town with a celebration of the Deer Creek Home Station presented by former National President of the Pony Express Association, Les Bennington. Discussion of the past Pony Express and the current Reride Association is expected. On the 21st of July Kathy Patceg provides an informed view of historic downtown Glenrock and the steps to preserve its legacy. Head of the town’s newly formed and award winning Main Street Committee, Patceg will explain how small communities will be the saving grace of local businesses and community spirit.

 

All lectures are free, suitable for all ages and open to the general public. For more information contact the Glenrock Library at 436-2573 or Deer Creek Museum (currently open for the summer season) at 436-2810.

 

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