Contrary to popular belief, the town of Kane has never been under water. Want to learn more about this fascinating community? Or do you have a story or memory of Kane? Join Bighorn Canyon NRA and the Lovell Kane Area Museum for the first Kane Day this Saturday, June 9, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Cal S. Taggart Visitor Center in Lovell.
Kane Day will feature the opening of a new temporary exhibit at the Cal S. Taggart Visitor Center. The exhibit features memorabilia, artifacts and photographs from personal and NPS collections including parts of the Kane Post Office (courtesy of Karen Spragg). The public is invited to come and view the exhibit and to bring photos, memorabilia and stories about Kane to share. Park staff will be on hand to scan, photograph and record stories, all of which will be the basis for a collection shared between the Lovell-Kane Area Museum and the NPS.
The public can participate in a Kane Cemetery cleanup from 9 a.m. to noon. Cleanup volunteers should meet at the visitor center at 9 a.m. to carpool to the site. The NPS will provide equipment needed for the cleanup. A potluck lunch will be held at the visitor center at 12:30 p.m. for everyone interested, so please bring a dish to share. Local Kane historian and resident Karen Spragg will present a slide show about her hometown at 1:30 p.m.
If you would like to volunteer for the cleanup or to bring an item for the potluck, or for additional information, call Spragg at 548-7212 or Cindy Norum at 548-5409. For additional information about Kane, visit Bighorn Canyon NRA’s website at www.nps.gov/bica.