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Denizens: Wildlife on the Western Frontier An Exhibition of Vintage Engravings 1770 – 1902

This exhibit features the spectrum of wildlife, which graced the 19th century frontier West.  Original engravings from Harper’s Weekly, Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, The Illustrated London News, and other historical sources illuminate native species and their interaction with humans.

These engravings created between 1770 and 1902 by notable and skillful artists, contains many beautifully hand-tinted images. The media include steel, copper, and wood block engravings, chromolithographs, and half tones.

The panoply of scenes includes dramatic surprise encounters between man and animal, stealthy approach by hunters, conflicts between predator and prey species, a stampede from a prairie fire, Native American veneration of wildlife, and faunal portraits.

 

National Geographic Mule Deer Migration Photo Exhibit

Join Wyoming Migration Initiative researchers Matt Kaufman and Hall Sawyer, along with National Geographic photographer Joe Riis, to hear a detailed account of how they recently discovered the longest mule deer migration ever recorded, where animals uniquely migrate 150 miles through western Wyoming from low-elevation winter ranges in the Red Desert to the high mountain slopes surrounding the Hoback Basin. The presentation will share relevant information on focus management and conservation efforts with a reception to welcome the National Geographic Mule Deer Migration Photo Exhibit premiering at the Museum of the Mountain Man September 19 thru October 31, 2014.