PLACE in the Wind River Valley
The Susan K. Black Foundation supports the Boys and Girls Club of Dubois, Wyoming – People, Land and Community Education (PLACE) in the Wind River Valley, an Arts Education Program.
The week-long workshop for third to eighth grade students at the Headwaters Art and Events Center in Dubois takes place in July. The workshop focuses on the rich natural, historical, and cultural character of the area. The presentations include discussions of art, culture, language, folklore, and the contemporary life of the tribes.
The Dubois History Museum provides an interactive program on both the geological landscape and the history of the area and the native tribes. The presentations include discussions of art, culture, language, folklore, and the contemporary life of the tribes. Historians will discuss early fur trappers and settlers and the development of the Wind River Valley. Both representatives of the Arapahoe and Shoshone tribes and local artist, craftsman and historian Tom Lucas discuss the history of local tribes, local petroglyphs, and flint knapping.