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By Marcus Huff
Staff Writer 

Ten Sleep Library hosts Cowboy Carnegies exhibit

Historical presentation Sept. 20

 

September 13, 2018

Marcus Huff

An exhibit on Carnegie libraries in Wyoming is being hosted by the Ten Sleep Library until Sept. 30.

TEN SLEEP – The Alliance for Historic Wyoming (AHW) has a traveling exhibit at the Ten Sleep Library this month, and features historic libraries from across the state, financed by steel magnate Andrew Carnegie. At one time the richest man in America, Carnegie began financing community libraries in 1883.

With small grants of around $12,000, Carnegie provided the building and furniture to any community that requested a library, while the community was responsible for the maintenance, books and staff.

David Cunningham, director of the Meeteetse Museums and a board member of AHW, will give a...



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