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January 21, 2020

Wyoming PBS Joins The Center as its Newest Resident

Wyoming Humanities/ThinkWY and Center for the Arts welcome WyomingPBS as the newest Resident of The Center.

Wyoming Humanities/ThinkWY and Center for the Arts welcome WyomingPBS as the newest Resident of The Center. Wyoming Humanities/ThinkWY and WyomingPBS will share the current Wyoming Humanities/ThinkWY space next to The Green Room and below the Music Wing. Please help us warmly welcome Terry Dugas, WPBS General Manager and Joanna Kail, WPBS Foundation Executive Director. They are excited to meet locals and get to know the many non-profits in the valley.

Wyoming Humanities and WyomingPBS have worked closely together throughout the years so sharing a local office is a natural fit. Some of these collaborations include documentaries such as:

– Glaciers of the Winds: a one-hour documentary on the scientific exploration and retreat of the glaciers in the Wind River Mountains of Wyoming.

– Home from School: The Children of Carlisle: track the efforts of Wind River Indian Reservation tribal members to retrieve the remains of Wind River children who were sent to the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania over a century ago.

– State of Equality: Explores the journeys to public life of women in the suffrage movement as Wyoming being the first state to give women the right to vote.

“We are thrilled to welcome Wyoming PBS to our campus, bringing our Resident list to 22 independent organizations, ” noted David J. Rothman, The Center’s President & CEO. “Their presence in Jackson perfectly aligns with our mission to serve as a hub for the arts not only in our local community but throughout the entire state and region.”

A welcome reception will be held on Friday, January 24 at 5PM in The Center Theater Lobby.

About WyomingPBS:

Their mission and vision are to connect and enrich Wyoming lives through innovative media and to bring the world to Wyoming and take Wyoming to the world through excellence and innovation in media. Their home office and studio are located at 2660 Peck Avenue, Riverton, Wyoming on the campus of Central Wyoming College. Learn more at http://www.wyomingpbs.org.

About Wyoming Humanities

Wyoming Humanities is the Wyoming affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and is one of 55 state humanities councils. Conceived by a group of University of Wyoming leaders in 1970 and approved by the NEH in 1971, Wyoming Humanities is the oldest state humanities council. Their mission is to use the public humanities to strengthen Wyoming’s democracy, expand the Wyoming narrative, and promote engaged communities. Wyoming Humanities is an independent nonprofit funded by the NEH, a state legislative appropriation, corporate and foundation grants, and private donations. Wyoming Humanities is headquartered in Laramie with an office in Jackson’s Center for the Arts. To learn more about Wyoming Humanities, visit www.thinkwy.org.

About Center for the Arts

Center for the Arts (“The Center”) is an 80,000 square-foot campus in Jackson, WY that houses both a world-class 500-seat theater and 19 independent Resident nonprofit organizations. The Center’s mission is, “to connect our creative community by providing a dedicated campus, supporting excellent programming, and nurturing a collaborative spirit.” The Center’s vision is to make artistic experience central to Jackson Hole by embracing the values of stewardship, excellence, inclusion, creativity, and respect. As a nonprofit, The Center depends on donations from individuals and businesses to support a wide range of projects, from family programming to facility maintenance, to creative exhibitions and collaborations.

The Center is located between Cache Street and Glenwood Street, two blocks south of the Town Square in downtown Jackson, Wyoming. For more information, visit jhcenterforthearts.org.

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