Living off the land exhibit open house Saturday

The Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area staff is inviting the public to an open house to view a new exhibit at the Cal S. Taggart Visitor Center in Lovell on Saturday, Aug. 17, from 1 to 5 p.m. The exhibit theme is “Living off the Land” and will feature implements used in the mining, farming and ranching industries.

Rumors of gold in the Big Horns are responsible for the development of Big Horn Basin. Miners in the 1800s developed the roads leading into the area during their search. These same roads allowed ranchers to move cattle into the basin. By the early 1900s ranches had started to develop, and farming started becoming popular. Ranching, farming and mining have continued to help many live off the land today.

Bighorn Canyon NRA is rotating exhibits. The staff would like to thank the Lovell-Kane Museum for the Kane Post Office exhibit, which has been on display for the past year and a half. The staff would also like to thank Wyo-Ben, David Northrup and Brad Ferguson for their contributions to the current exhibit. Lastly, leadership would like to thank all of the park employees who have helped take apart the old exhibit and build the new one.