April 14 Program Announced
“About the Titanic--an Ocean Disaster”
will be the topic of the Cheyenne Genealogical and Historical Society’s free program on Tuesday, April 14 in the Cottonwood Room of the Laramie County Library. The program will be an interactive presentation by Sharon Lass Field, local genealogy specialist, instructor, researcher, editor, writer and long-time Laramie County Library “Special Collections” volunteer. Field, who became interested in learning more about the descendants and relatives of Titanic passengers after viewing several national exhibits, has developed a program that allows participants to get a taste of what it was like to be a passenger, which included some of the wealthiest people in the world, as well as hundreds of emigrants from Great Britain, Ireland, Scandinavia and elsewhere throughout Europe seeking a new life in North America. The ship’s collision with an iceberg and its sinking resulted in the loss of more than 1,500 passengers and crew making it one of the deadliest commercial peacetime maritime disasters in modern history. She will discuss history of the ship and how the tragedy instigated new maritime laws and safety procedures to protect emigrants and sailing passengers.
The CGHS meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. with a social and short business meeting followed by the program at 7 p.m. The educational program is free, but an RSVP by Sat., April 11 is requested to provide a head-count for the program activities, which are sponsored by the Cheyenne Genealogical and Historical Society whose mission is to stimulate and encourage family history research. For questions, more information, or to RSVP, call Wendy at 630-0924.
DATE SET FOR ANNUAL SPRING BANQUET
We are excited to finalize the program portion of our May Banquet. Barbara Bogart of
Wyoming Humanities Council will be presenting The Journeys We Take, the Stories We Make. Once again, the Holiday Inn has been very generous with meal selection offerings.
Please find a meal selection form here. The deadline for your reservation is May 1, 2015.
Another important event during our banquet is the Silent Auction. If you have items available for the silent auction, please contact Sharon Field at firstname.lastname@example.org. All proceeds from the auction will go towards acquisitions. The Society’s acquisition of genealogical research tools and reference materials aids us in achieving our mission in the support and promotion of genealogical research.
I look forward to seeing you,
Robin Everett, President